|Braun Ambulances Hosts 2013 Annual Sales Meeting||
As a manufacturer, our dealer network is critical to our success in the EMS industry. With their help, we are able to reach customers around the country and deliver Braun ambulances to locations big and small. Each year, we gather them together for our Annual Sales Meeting to energize them about the brand, introduce new products, and catch up with some good old fashioned networking. This year, it was held October 1st and 2nd, at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort Wayne, IN.
In attendance were over 50 dealer principles and sales representatives from our dealer network. This year, the highlights included a “State of the Company” address presented by Braun’s President, Kim Braun. She discussed who we are as a company and where we’re going. Attendees also enjoyed our question and answer session, which allowed dealers to discuss our products and processes with 3 customers. We were also excited to unveil our newest model – The Responder, along with other product updates.
Of course, the most fun we had took place at our Vendor Reception and Awards Presentation. Held on Tuesday evening, 85 guests joined us for a night of networking, delicious food, and much deserved recognition of our dealer standouts. Below is a list of this year’s award winners:
Sales Performance Awards
President’s Club Inductees
Dealer of the Year
Thank you to all of our dealers who attended the meeting. Your commitment to the Braun brand is what helps make our company great. We look forward to seeing what all of your accomplish this upcoming year!
|2013 “EMT of the Year” Honored at EMS World Expo||
Last week, Braun representatives had the pleasure of attending EMS World Expo 2013. It is a special event for us as a manufacturer. There, we are honored to sponsor the NAEMT EMT of the Year Award, which is presented during the opening ceremonies. This year, the award was given to Paul Schueth, Adv EMT, from Winner, South Dakota.
Chad Brown was on hand to present the award to Paul. Paul is a deserving individual, currently serving as an Advanced EMT with Tripp County Ambulance. He has been giving back to his community as volunteer EMT for over 35 years. At the beginning of his EMS career, he served as the unofficial ambulance director with several other volunteers. He was later elected to serve as the official director, a position he continues to hold and fulfill with pride, honor, and compassion.
Nominated by Katheryn Benton, a state training officer in Chamberlain, South Dakota, she had the following to say about this year’s winner:
Paul is always willing to go above and beyond the call of duty and takes great pride in his profession. He has given continuous and selfless service to the citizens of Tripp County in their time of need,”
He has an excellent work attitude, which radiates to fellow employees and colleagues, and is an asset to his team, county and the community in which he proudly serves. His desire to serve without an expectation of honors or recognition clearly demonstrates his unselfish commitment to community. Paul is truly deserving of this award.
Throughout his time with Tripp County, Paul has been actively involved in fundraising to secure technological upgrades for the ambulance service. He has also planned countless training workshops and regularly partners with local health care agencies to ensure continuity in patient care. Often encountering some of the worst weather situations, such as blizzards and thunderstorms, Paul is known for his resolute and careful work on the job.
A sincere CONGRATULTIONS to Paul Schueth on this award; what an achievement! Thank you for your service.
About the NAEMT/Braun Industries EMT of the Year Award:
This award recognizes an emergency medical technician who demonstrates excellence in the performance of emergency medical services, with their primary role being that of prehospital care. Nominees are evaluated on a list of criteria, such as providing superior patient care, promoting a positive work environment, advocating for patients and families, demonstrating professionalism, and more. Award recipients receive a package including: a monetary award, 3 core program registrations, and $1,000 for travel and lodging at the EMS World Expo/NAEMT Annual Meeting. The EMT of the Year will also be recognized in EMS World Magazine and NAEMT News, and at the opening ceremony at EMS Work Expo and NAEMT General Membership Meeting.
|Signature Series Receives 2012 EMS World Innovation Award||
At Braun, we take great pride in the ambulances we build. Behind every unit delivered is a strong dedication to safety, quality and innovation from each and every individual at Braun Industries. When we are recognized for our commitment to building the best ambulances on the road, we are more than honored. We couldn’t be happier to share the news that our Phil Braun Signature Series had one heck of a great year – winning an EMS Today 2012 Hot Product distinction … and now a 2012 EMS World Innovation Award.
Sponsored by EMS World Magazine, the 2012 Top Innovation Awards recognize the industry’s most innovative products of the year. The award program focuses on companies exhibiting at the EMS World Expo and highlights products and technologies that increase the safety of EMS professionals and help enhance the delivery of emergency medical care.
This year, the winners were chosen by industry expert and EMS World Magazine Editorial Advisory Board Member, Mike Smith, BS, MICP while on display October 29 – November 2, 2012 in New Orleans, LA. The January 2013 issue of EMS World will feature a comprehensive report on all the winners. The Braun Signature Series was the only ambulance to make the 2012 list.
“We continue to be impressed by the caliber of the entries each year,” says Scott Cravens, publisher of EMS World. “Our exhibitors are creating products and technologies that are both increasing the safety of EMS professionals and transforming the delivery of emergency medical care. As the largest EMS conference and exhibition in North America, EMS World Expo remains the place to debut new innovations and showcase products to the biggest audience of EMS decision makers.”
The Signature Series ambulance is a preconfigured, pre-engineered 150″ module. It was designed as a direct result of customer requests and includes a huge list of popular features and design elements Braun is known for. The most appealing part of this emergency vehicle is the economical price tag. It was truly designed to give our customers the best of Braun at a price they can afford, and we are so excited to see that the EMS marketplace is touting it as one of the best models out there!