Area's Top Sales Professionals Honored at Sales & Marketing Executives of Detroit Gala

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Sales & Marketing Executives of Detroit

    TROY, Mich., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Metro Detroit's top sales achievers
 of 2000 were honored this week with Sales Success Recognition Awards at the
 ninth annual Distinguished Sales & Marketing Awards Banquet hosted by the
 Sales & Marketing Executives of Detroit (SME/D) at the Ritz-Carlton in
 Dearborn, Mich.
     The SME/D Sales Success Recognition Award winners honored were:
 
     *  Robert S. Mazziotti of Little Caesars Enterprises, Detroit, Mich. -
 Recognized as Little Caesar's best salesman outside of Mike Ilitch, Senior
 Vice President of Franchise Development Mazziotti's positive approach,
 integrity and hard work during his 30 years with the company have helped the
 pizza-maker develop more than 5,000 restaurants around the world.
     *  Synapz Sales Team, Future Three Inc. of Northville, Mich. (includes
 Harry Lockhart, Stan Croy, Tracy Turnbull, Jim McKinley, Kelly Atchison, Ron
 Dalton, Mike Tooley, Ken Schmenk and Jeanette Larsen) - Headed by vice
 president of sales Harry Lockhart, this group took a unified team approach to
 launch a web-based e-procurement technology called Eclipz and secured
 contracts with more than 800 automotive suppliers by demonstrating real-world
 cost-benefits.
     *  Alfred Michael Orosco, of Consumers Energy Co. in Clinton Township,
 Mich. - Generated significant sales of natural gas to the construction
 industry by employing perseverance and vision to help his company focus on
 customer needs in the new competitive natural gas environment.
     *  Joseph Emmi of Cooper-Standard Automotive in Auburn Hills, Mich. - As
 vice president sales, marketing and engineering, he integrated the sales,
 marketing and engineering disciplines for the supplier's $350-million Fluid
 Systems Organization and helped win $140 million in new business for the
 division worldwide.
     *  Harvey Volckaert of Lee Realty Suburban of Roseville, Mich. - A real
 estate broker who has been the number one salesperson for this suburban real
 estate company for 34 consecutive years due to his honesty and strong work
 ethic.
     *  Dmc2 Degussa Metals Catalysts Cerdec Corp. GM Business Team (includes
 Andy Kankula, Ken Zerafa and Brian Light) of Auburn Hills, Mich. - Which spent
 two years developing business with General Motors before winning a multi-
 million-dollar contract to supply the automaker with catalysts targeted at
 reducing emissions.
 
     "These winners demonstrate the true professionalism and the laser-sharp
 customer focus that are needed to succeed in the competitive sales and
 marketing arena today," said Denise Scioli, SME/D chairman for the Sales
 Success Awards and director of sales and marketing for Blue Sky Productions.
 "Their passion to serve customers, and their leadership in helping their
 organizations to share that passion, set a shining example for all of us in
 sales and marketing."
     In addition to the Sales Success Awards, SME/D presented outstanding
 achievement awards to five other prominent members of the Detroit community:
 
     *  Richard Parry-Jones, group vice president, Ford Motor Co.
     - Marketing Statesman of the Year;
     *  Joseph C. Day, chairman and CEO, Freudenberg-NOK G.P.
     - Marketing Innovator of the Year;
     *  Roger Adams, general manager, Buick Division, General Motors Corp.
     - Communicator of the Year;
     *  Monica Gayle, news anchor, FOX 2 Network
     - Humanitarian Award; and
     *  Ronald Hall, president and CEO, Bridgewater Interiors LLC
     - Entrepreneurial Spirit Award.
 
     The awards event was co-sponsored by the Detroit Free Press.
     An organization for senior sales and marketing managers, SME/D provides
 its members with an ongoing platform for idea exchange, professional
 development and new business opportunities.  An affiliate of Sales & Marketing
 Executives International, SME/D conducts approximately 15 local meetings,
 seminars and educational activities each year.  The group also provides
 scholarships to area marketing students and supports Junior Achievement
 programs in southeast Michigan.  For more information on SME/D, call
 248-643-6590 or visit the Internet Website at http://www.smedetroit.org .
 
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    TROY, Mich., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Metro Detroit's top sales achievers
 of 2000 were honored this week with Sales Success Recognition Awards at the
 ninth annual Distinguished Sales & Marketing Awards Banquet hosted by the
 Sales & Marketing Executives of Detroit (SME/D) at the Ritz-Carlton in
 Dearborn, Mich.
     The SME/D Sales Success Recognition Award winners honored were:
 
     *  Robert S. Mazziotti of Little Caesars Enterprises, Detroit, Mich. -
 Recognized as Little Caesar's best salesman outside of Mike Ilitch, Senior
 Vice President of Franchise Development Mazziotti's positive approach,
 integrity and hard work during his 30 years with the company have helped the
 pizza-maker develop more than 5,000 restaurants around the world.
     *  Synapz Sales Team, Future Three Inc. of Northville, Mich. (includes
 Harry Lockhart, Stan Croy, Tracy Turnbull, Jim McKinley, Kelly Atchison, Ron
 Dalton, Mike Tooley, Ken Schmenk and Jeanette Larsen) - Headed by vice
 president of sales Harry Lockhart, this group took a unified team approach to
 launch a web-based e-procurement technology called Eclipz and secured
 contracts with more than 800 automotive suppliers by demonstrating real-world
 cost-benefits.
     *  Alfred Michael Orosco, of Consumers Energy Co. in Clinton Township,
 Mich. - Generated significant sales of natural gas to the construction
 industry by employing perseverance and vision to help his company focus on
 customer needs in the new competitive natural gas environment.
     *  Joseph Emmi of Cooper-Standard Automotive in Auburn Hills, Mich. - As
 vice president sales, marketing and engineering, he integrated the sales,
 marketing and engineering disciplines for the supplier's $350-million Fluid
 Systems Organization and helped win $140 million in new business for the
 division worldwide.
     *  Harvey Volckaert of Lee Realty Suburban of Roseville, Mich. - A real
 estate broker who has been the number one salesperson for this suburban real
 estate company for 34 consecutive years due to his honesty and strong work
 ethic.
     *  Dmc2 Degussa Metals Catalysts Cerdec Corp. GM Business Team (includes
 Andy Kankula, Ken Zerafa and Brian Light) of Auburn Hills, Mich. - Which spent
 two years developing business with General Motors before winning a multi-
 million-dollar contract to supply the automaker with catalysts targeted at
 reducing emissions.
 
     "These winners demonstrate the true professionalism and the laser-sharp
 customer focus that are needed to succeed in the competitive sales and
 marketing arena today," said Denise Scioli, SME/D chairman for the Sales
 Success Awards and director of sales and marketing for Blue Sky Productions.
 "Their passion to serve customers, and their leadership in helping their
 organizations to share that passion, set a shining example for all of us in
 sales and marketing."
     In addition to the Sales Success Awards, SME/D presented outstanding
 achievement awards to five other prominent members of the Detroit community:
 
     *  Richard Parry-Jones, group vice president, Ford Motor Co.
     - Marketing Statesman of the Year;
     *  Joseph C. Day, chairman and CEO, Freudenberg-NOK G.P.
     - Marketing Innovator of the Year;
     *  Roger Adams, general manager, Buick Division, General Motors Corp.
     - Communicator of the Year;
     *  Monica Gayle, news anchor, FOX 2 Network
     - Humanitarian Award; and
     *  Ronald Hall, president and CEO, Bridgewater Interiors LLC
     - Entrepreneurial Spirit Award.
 
     The awards event was co-sponsored by the Detroit Free Press.
     An organization for senior sales and marketing managers, SME/D provides
 its members with an ongoing platform for idea exchange, professional
 development and new business opportunities.  An affiliate of Sales & Marketing
 Executives International, SME/D conducts approximately 15 local meetings,
 seminars and educational activities each year.  The group also provides
 scholarships to area marketing students and supports Junior Achievement
 programs in southeast Michigan.  For more information on SME/D, call
 248-643-6590 or visit the Internet Website at http://www.smedetroit.org .
 
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