Barrington, IL (July 11, 2006)–Sirius Marketing of Antioch, CA has been honored as Rep of the Year for 2005 at Bag End Loudspeaker System’s annual manufacturers’ rep sales meeting in Las Vegas, NV. Also winning an award was Chris Wehba of GP Marketing in Kirkland, WA. He won the Sales Manager’s Award for “most persistent.”
Sirius Marketing, headed by principal, Michael Hurwitz, represents Bag End in northern California. GP Marketing represents the Barrington, IL-based loudspeaker manufacturer in Washington state, Idaho, Oregon and Montana.
“Sirius Marketing turned in the most profitable performance of any of our reps,” said Bag End sales manager, John Marcopulos. “And that happened in a territory that suffered through a real sales depression the last few years.”
“Michael could really be called the ‘Comeback Kid of the Year,'” Marcopulos added. “He has turned around both our sales and presence in his territory, thanks in no small part to his ‘never satisfied’ attitude and his ethics, principles that, I believe, really resonate with his dealers.”
For his part, Hurwitz said, “Bag End has an impeccable reputation and a long history of excellence in product and reliability. It is one of the few companies in our industry where audio quality still makes a difference. We are proud to be associated with Bag End.”
Commenting on Wehba, Marcopulos said, “All of our reps are pro-active, but Chris is probably at the head of the list. He is on the phone to us on almost a daily basis and is one of the most knowledgeable, when it comes to our products and their capabilities. All of those attributes are reflected in the sales growth GP Marketing has demonstrated in his territory.”
Wehba said, “I really enjoy demoing Bag End products and the reaction I get from customers who have never experienced the quality of Bag End sound before. And what I really like about the company is that [president] Jim Wischmeyer and the rest of his team continue to emphasize quality as the focus of their efforts, as opposed to quantity.”
Both firms are Bag End veterans. Coincidentally, Sirius Marketing and GP Marketing both began representing the company in 1999.