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L to R: Recipient of the 2018 President's Award, Tom Durden, is congratulated by Mark Stephens, Castelle president.

CASTELLE Recognizes Independent Sales Team Members

Friday, November 9, 2018

Synopsis: The 2018 Independent Representative Awards were presented by Castelle during the September Casual Market. Excellence in sales and service were recognized, including the President’s Award that was given to Tom Durden.

Castelle announced awards presented to individual members within the company’s independent territory management team during the 2018 Casual Market Chicago. The President’s Award and other awards recognizing excellence in sales, territory development, and new customer growth were given out during a Preview Show meeting held in the company’s Merchandise Mart showroom. 

The President’s Award was given to Tom Durden, who represents Castelle in the Midwestern U.S. region including Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, South and North Dakota. Durden, who began working with Pride in 2002, exhibited overall excellence in customer service, superior product knowledge, and territory and customer sales growth of the company’s Castelle product brand.

The Representative of the Year Award for the Castelle brand was given to Scott Stachowiski. In his second year with the manufacturer, Stachowiski represents the Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio territory. His accomplishments with regard to sales of the Castelle brand are reflective of his attention to product education and customer service.

Michael Urkowitz, Castelle’s territory manager representing Pennsylvania, S. New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and Washington, DC, was recognized as the Representative of the Year for the Elements by Castelle outdoor furnishings brand. As a member of the Castelle sales team since 2002, Michael saw the highest percentage increase in new customer development within his territory for Elements by Castelle. Urkowitz recognized the diversity of designs as a factor in the reception of the Elements furnishings in his territory.

Doug Becht was recognized with the 2018 Designer Sales Award. Representing the Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin territory, Becht’s award comes as he completes his 9th year with the luxury casual furniture manufacturer.

Castelle senior VP sales, Rory Rehmert congratulates Scott Stachowiski, the recipient of the Rep of the Year Award for the Castelle brand.

Michael Urkowitz receives the Rep of the Year Award for the Elements by Castelle brand.

Territory Manager, Doug Becht is congratulated by Rehmert for his Designer Sales Award.

The awards were presented by Mark Stephens, president of Castelle, and Rory Rehmert, senior vice president of Sales, on the afternoon prior to the opening of the Casual Market Chicago. “As Castelle experienced another year of expansion and growth, we are proud to recognize those that make it possible,” said Rehmert. “Within our team of professionals is a wealth of product expertise, overall market knowledge, and a focus on growth that has contributed to the successes we recognize.”

Laurie Rudd

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