Rep News

Feb. 24, 2012
A big anniversary for Mulcrone & Assocs and a host of vendor awards from NEMRA.

Arlington Industries Inc., Scranton, Pa., presented its 2011 sales awards at the 2012 NEMRA (National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association) conference recently held in San Diego, Calif.: Gregg Ruttle, Hoyt Northwest Marketing Group LLC, Portland, Ore., received Arlington’s Inside Sales Award; Wiltrout Sales Inc., Indianapolis, Ind., received the National Sales Achievement Award; Fruen’s Sales Co., Plymouth, Minn., won the Central Region Sales Achievement Award; Pro-Lines Sales and Marketing Inc., Livermore, Calif., won the Western Region Sales Achievement Award; George Pickett & Associates Inc., Apex, N.C., claimed the Southern Region Sales Achievement Award; Condor Associates, Pittsburgh, received the Eastern Region Sales Achievement Award; and Macs II Agencies Ltd., Coquitlam, British Columbia, took home Arlington’s Canadian Sales Achievement Award.

Bridgeport Fittings, Stratford, Conn., announced its sales representative, customer service and salesperson of the year award winners at the NEMRA Conference. The 2011 Representatives of the Year were William B. Bleiman & Sons Inc., Conshohocken, Pa. (Platinum Market) and Donald J. Hickey & Associates, Novi, Mich. (Gold Market). Brent Green, Electra Sales, Irving, Texas, won the company’s Customer Service Individual of the Year award and the following reps won Bridgeport’s Salesperson of the Year Awards: Russell Chase, C.C. Pierce Co. Inc., Duxbury, Mass. (Salesperson- East); and Ralph Riefenberg, Becker Sales Co. Inc., Elk Grove Village, Ill. (Salesperson-West).

Mulcrone & Associates, Wood Dale, Ill., will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2012. The company was founded in Jan. 1972 by Dave Mulcrone, who passed away in March of that same year. Upon his father’s death, Mike Mulcrone joined the company and continues as its president.

Mulcrone & Associates now employs 23 people and is celebrating its anniversary by donating $10,000 to the Wounded Warriors Project in honor of Dave Mulcrone, a decorated World War II veteran, and hosting a cocktail party on March 16th at 1:30 p.m. at the Chicago Hilton Towers, immediately following the St. Paddy’s Day luncheon. All members of the industry are invited.