Distributor of the Year – left to right: Bart Rogers, Roppe vp sales/mktg.; Ray Izatt, Salesmaster Associates vp sales; Donald Miller, Roppe pres./ceo; Steve Kurtz, Salesmaster pres.; Mark Watkins, Salesmaster MIS vp; and Mike Tierney, Roppe national sales mgr.

Roppe recently honored its top partners and performers for 2010. Salemaster Associates earned Roppe’s 2010 distributor of the year award. The company, which serves New England, New Jersey and eastern New York, has been part of Roppe’s distribution network since 1984.

“Through support of our full-line of products, they have been able to grow their business steadily, even in unsure economic times,” said Bart Rogers, Roppe Holding Co.’s vp sales and marketing. “We have enjoyed being a part of their history and likewise having them be a part of ours.”

Brian Dubois was named Roppe’s 2010 salesman of the year. He is the first Roppe salesman to earn the award in two consecutive years. He joined Roppe in 2001 and covers the New England market as well as parts of New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Salesman of the Year – left to right: Bart Rogers, Roppe vp sales/mktg.; Donald Miller, Roppe pres./ceo; Brian Dubois, Roppe regional sales rep; and Mike Tierney, Roppe national sales mgr.

“Brian grew sales in his territory by 13 percent for our fiscal year 2010,” said Mike Tierney, Roppe national sales manager. “Sales in each of our four targeted product groups also grew by double digits in his territory.”

Additionally, Steven Sloan was awarded the 2010 Roppe Architectural Impact Award, given to the representative with the greatest specification impact not only in his market but the entire country. Sloan, who joined the company in 2005, covers the Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia and Florida markets.

“Steve has consistently created Roppe specifications affecting projects in his market and projects on a national basis,” noted Rick Rollins, Roppe Holding Co.’s director of specifications.