Sep 23, 2010

Bottled Water Award Winners Announced At 2010 IBWA Convention and Trade Show

Two salespersons recognized for superior sales and customer service

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) announced its 2010 award recipients for Route Salesperson of the Year during the 2010 IBWA Convention and Trade Show in Orlando, held in conjunction with InterBev. InterBev is jointly produced by IBWA and the American Beverage Association (ABA).

“These awards recognize excellence within the bottled water industry and the IBWA membership,” said IBWA President Joe Doss. “As ambassadors of the bottled water industry, our route salespeople are on the front lines of customer service, and through them we have direct contact and connection with our customers.”

The Route Salesperson of the Year from a company with sales between $2.1 million and $8 million (Level III) is Troy Baker, from Culligan Bottled Water in Brooklyn Park, Minn.

While exceeding sales and service standards in the HOD industry and winning monthly sales contests, Baker outsold and out-delivered his peers in a tough economy while role-modeling another of his many accident-free years.

Our route salesperson of the year from a company with sales over $8.1 million (Level IV) is Christian Dimitri of DS Waters’ Kentwood Springs plant in New Orleans.

With 76 stops and delivering an amazing 360 units a day on average, Dimitri placed in the top five in every regional contest and sales promotion. He directly solicited 170 new customers on his route in 2009.