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Surya awards winners in sales force contest with $100K in prizes

Calhoun, Ga. - Surya, manufacturer of area rugs and home accessories, announced yesterday the winners of a special in-house sales contest that resulted in the company awarding four sales representatives $25,000 each.

As part of the contest, Surya's more than sales representatives were challenged to open new accounts, grow existing accounts, and grow their overall territory. The winners were revealed at special ceremony held during High Point Market.

The winners were:

The Woolard Group, which was recognized for adding the most retailers and "positioning [the company] to succeed in accessory sales," Surya said;

  • Jeff Hagedorn, recognized for driving the most growth for his existing customers;
  • Jim Govola, recognized for leveraging Surya solutions to improve the performance of all Surya dealers, resulting in highest overall territory growth;
  • Jane Reed, recognized for best representing the Surya brand by following all elements of the Surya sales program.

Noted Surya president Satya Tiwari: "We focus on engaging our employees, including sales reps, so that they feel good about being a meaningful part of the Surya brand. This friendly contest is a reflection of the special things we do to make our sales reps know how much we value them."

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