|Braun Industries Holds Annual Sales Meeting||
Each year, we gather together with our dealer network for our Annual Sales Meeting. This year, the event themed as “Braun Strong” was held October 8 – 10th. Dealer principles, sales managers and sales representatives joined Braun Industries management for updates on the Braun brand, continued education and professional development, networking and fun!
The three day event had lots to offer for both Braun employees and dealer participants. Educational session highlights included a State of the Company Address from Kim Braun – President, a Sales & Marketing update and report from Chad Brown – VP of Sales & Marketing, Customer Service & Warranty updates from Jeff Holtzclaw – Service Manager, NFPA 1917 & AMD updates from Scott Braun – VP of Quality Solutions, and a Co-Operative Purchasing presentation.
Braun also brought in several customers to facilitate a question and answer session with dealers. Panel participants included Neil Blackington, Deputy Superintendent of Boston EMS, Wayne Zigowycz, EMS Chief at Littleton Fire Rescue (Littleton, CO), and Dan Cimini, Asst. Fire Chief (retired) from Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue. They discussed how they liked to be sold to and how the economy affects their purchasing decisions. Lots of thanks to these guys for joining us! Their session was well received and regarded as a true highlight of the meeting.
Another hit was the unveiling of our model year 2013 products. Three units were parked inside the Grand Wayne Convention Center to give dealers an up close look at the new innovations Braun will be rolling out in 2013. Dealers had a chance to discuss the units and their features with Scott Braun, Kim Braun, Regional Sales Managers and other Braun staff members as they networked with one another. Stay tuned as we release more information on these in January 2013!
We closed the sales meeting with an awesome vendor reception and awards ceremony. 19 vendors came out to showcase their products and service to our dealer network. We are so thankful for their participation! Our awards ceremony focused on the dealerships and sales representatives that made a big impact for Braun in 2012. We are so excited for all of our winners and will be posting a separate blog with a complete list of them soon.
With the 2012 Annual Sales Meeting behind us, it’s easy to say we’re already excited to do it again next year! We had a great time getting together with everyone and working collectively to grow the Braun brand. We are energized for 2013 and can’t wait to see where it takes us! Thanks to everyone who joined us to make this year’s Braun Strong meeting a success.