At this year's annual awards night for our dealer network, we were pleased to announce a new award - The President's Circle. The President's Circle is a unique way for Braun Industries to recognize an outstanding member of their dealer network. This individual is chosen based on their outstanding ability to go above and beyond in working with Braun Industries; their contributions to the company and value added put them in an elite group among their peers.
The winner of the award will be recognized annually at our awards reception. They will be allowed to use the President's Club logo in their marketing materials. Most importantly, they will receive an all-expenses paid vacation to Las Vegas.
This year, we were proud to recognize Bob Reilly as our inaugural inductee to The President's Circle on October 10, 2012.
Bob Reilly brings over 25 years of EMS background to his role everyday as co-owner of North Eastern Rescue Vehicles, Inc. He started out as an EMT is Utica, NY. Then, he graduated from North Eastern University with a degree as a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic. He put that degree into practice at Eastern Paramedics in Syracuse, NY.
Over the years, Bob has enjoyed both the operations and systems issues surrounding EMS. As the founder of EMS OnCall, Bob has worked with numerous agencies on issues ranging from staffing and shift deployment, to the redesign of complicated billing and CAD system implementation.
He first started selling emergency vehicles in 1987, working part-time with his then boss, Bob Barnes - owner of Eastern Rescue Vehicles. From that humble beginning, they co-founded North Eastern Rescue Vehicles, Inc. in January of 2000, which has grown into one of the nation's leading emergency vehicle sales and service organizations. The dealership was recognized with several Braun awards this year as well.
One attribute that separates Bob from others is his unique approach to partnering with manufacturers to bring specific pre-engineered solutions to the marketplace. A recent example of this is Bob's contributions in working alongside Braun's management team to help design the Signature Series. This model made a huge splash and we are enjoying great success with the design!
Bob takes pleasure in recruiting, coaching and developing the NERV team he so dearly enjoys working with. Through it all, Bob's great joy remains working with agencies to develop emergency vehicle specifications and designs that best serve their needs, while delivering real value and winning the deal!
Congratulations Bob! We are truly honored to have you as the first member in The President's Circle and hope you enjoy your trip to Las Vegas!