ORLANDO, Fla. — Berner Intl. Corp., a manufacturer and innovator of air curtains, announced manufacturer representatives R. Williamson & Associates, Skokie, Illinois, and SRS Enterprises, Middletown, New Jersey, were named 2015 Reps of the Year for commission and buy/sell reps, respectively, at the AHR Expo in Orlando, Florida.

The 85-year-old R. Williamson & Associates, a Berner rep since 1973, earned its “Presidential Gold — Commission Reps” Award for its continuing dominance with national drugstore chain accounts and industrial air curtain sales throughout its territory of Chicago, Northwest Indiana, Northern Illinois, and Southern Wisconsin. As an air movements and pollution control specialist, R. Williamson & Associates also went well beyond dock/door applications and continues to promote air curtains as aesthetic front door air comfort and energy-saving products for front entrances of hospitals, commercial buildings, and restaurants, said Rob Williamson, president, R. Williamson & Associates.

“[R. Williamson & Associates] has been one of our top rep firms for a very long time because they self-sufficiently market and sell the product just like an in-house regional sales manager might,” said Michael Coscarelli, national sales manager, Berner Intl.

The 23-year-old SRS Enterprises was awarded the Presidential Gold-Buy/Sell Reps Award. SRS Enterprises had a great year with retail, commercial buildings, hospitals, and especially dock/door projects, such as a New Jersey-based kosher winery, according to Charles Cino, account manager, SRS Enterprises, which covers the New York City and New Jersey territories.

“SRS has perfected the art of closing the deal,” said Steve Benes, a Berner sales manager. “While some reps depend on national accounts and large projects, SRS has shown a high rate of closing sales on the everyday orders.”

Berner Intl. also honored four additional manufacturer’s representative firms for outstanding sales achievements during 2015: Vigmark of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, received the Silver Award Buy/Sell Rep; S&J Equipment of Indianapolis received the Silver Award Commission Reps; Square M Systems Inc. of Markham, Ohio, received the Bronze Award Buy/Sell; and Bennett Holland & Associates Inc. of Harrison Township, Michigan, received the Bronze Award Commision Reps. For more information, visit www.berner.com.

Publication date: 2/22/2016 

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