High Point, NC, November 1, 2009 – Ekornes, Inc. has honored two outstanding sales representatives with recognition awards for 2009.
2009 Ekornes Sales Awards
Jeff Baird was recognized as Sales Representative of the Year. Baird’s territory includes Vermont and northeastern Canada.
“Jeff Baird is an outstanding sales rep for Ekornes,” says Peter Bjerregaard, President of Ekornes, Inc. “He has great relationships with his customers and does a superb job developing his territory. Jeff embraces the Stressless model and is a true Stressless ambassador. His execution of our marketing programs is nearly flawless.”
Russ Kelley was recognized with the J.E. Ekornes Award of Excellence, given to the sales representative who best exemplifies the values of the Ekornes corporation. Kelley’s territory includes southern California and Arizona.
“Russ Kelley has done a great job finding solutions for his customers,” says Bjerregaard. “In a time of tight advertising budgets Russ came up with creative ways to help his customers effectively get the Stressless Comfort message out to local areas while saving costs.”
“Ekornes is extremely fortunate to work with the best sales rep force in the industry,” added Bjerregaard.
Established in 1934 in Sunmore, Norway, Ekornes, Inc is the largest furniture manufacturer in Scandinavia with brand names such as Ekornes and Stressless. Products include Stressless recliners, sofas, loveseats and accessories, as well as Ekornes Collection sofas.
Known as The Innovators of Comfort, the company’s Stressless seating is endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association for proper head and lumbar support. The world-famous Stressless recliner features a patented system that adjusts automatically, allowing body weight to determine the proper level of support.