Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems hosted more than 300 dealers and distributors over Memorial Day weekend for the Indianapolis 500 Dealer Rally, in conjunction with the famous Indy 500 auto race.
Dealers and distributors from across the country gathered to root for #8, Bryant-sponsored driver Scott Sharp, for the 90th running of the renowned race.
Sharp, in his 119th IndyCar Series career start, finished ninth, earning his fourth top-10 finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Sharp is the only driver to have contested in 10 full seasons since the inception of the Indy Racing League.
“We are honored to be a sponsor of one of the league’s top drivers, who, like Bryant, is dedicated to doing Whatever It Takes day in and day out,” said newly appointed Bryant President, Residential Systems, Rick Sanfrey. “Scott’s hard work and years of experience are evident in his success both on and off the racetrack.”
Over the weekend Bryant also presented three dealers with its distinguished Pinnacle Award, recognizing them through the company’s Medal of Excellence (MOE) Program. MOE contenders are evaluated on six different areas of their business: Customer Satisfaction, Human Resources, Sales Marketing, Administration Operations, Service Division and Business Plan Financial Performance.
Bryant recognizes dealers on three levels for the MOE program: top-level gold, second-level silver and third-level bronze awards. Dealers who achieve the gold level award five or more times receive the Pinnacle Award. These dealers have demonstrated the ability to perform at a very high level on a consistent basis.
2006 Pinnacle Award winners are:
- Van Edwards, Edwards Refrigeration, Bennettsville, SC
- Jimmy Marilyn Green, Green Heating Cooling, Canton, GA
- Roy Pam Mjelde, Top Hat, Inc., Madison, WI.
Other weekend activities included tours of the Bryant Indianapolis plant, where the company produces non-condensing furnaces, condensing furnaces and fan coils. At the Bryant trade show, dealers checked out products and programs, along with new materials from the integrated Bryantman™ advertising campaign, which showcases Bryant dealers – the true consumer advocates doing Whatever It Takes every day to make people comfortable in their homes and businesses. En route to the Speedway over the five day event, more than 500,000 fans saw two Bryantman television ads that played all weekend on an outdoor video screen near the track.
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