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Putzmeister America, Inc. Makes a Big Splash with 2008 World of Concrete Event


Putzmeister America, Inc. kicked off the global organization’s 50th anniversary at its annual distributor event held in the Rain Nightclub at The Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Guests at Putzmeister America’s 2008 World of Concrete distributor event mix and mingle in the chic ambience of the Rain Nightclub January 21st.

Following an introduction by Putzmeister America’s vice president of sales and marketing, Bill Dwyer, Putzmeister AG CEO, Felix Selinger (pictured) addressed attendees at distributor event.

Putzmeister America president & CEO, Dave Adams (pictured in white) presents George Benfit of J&M Service, Inc. with the award for Outstanding Mortar Machine Sales Achievements in 2007.

Brothers Jim and Jack Henegar, who own Thomas Machinery, Inc., receive their award for Outstanding Domestic Thom-Katt® Sales Achievements in 2007.

On behalf of Lanz Putzmeister Chile, Alejandro Monasterio accepts the company’s commendation for Outstanding International Thom-Katt® Sales Achievements in 2007.

The Large Line Domestic Distributor of the Year 2007 award went to long-time Putzmeister America distributor, Chris Hotz of SS & L.

For the eighth consecutive year, Construmac, S.A. walked away with the Large Line International Distributor of the Year award. Accepting the award from Dave Adams (center) are from left: Miguel Franco, Enrique Desentis, Manuel Frias, Jorge Gurria, Francisco J. Esparaza.

Putzmeister America’s outstanding achievement award winners celebrate their success in 2007 as they prepare for the World of Concrete 2008.

Dave Adams wraps up the awards presentation with a toast to all of Putzmeister America’s distributors as well as the global Putzmeister organization’s 50th anniversary.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Makes a Big Splash with 2008 World of Concrete Event

Awards for outstanding achievement rain down on distributors

STURTEVANT, WI (February 1, 2008) – Capping a successful 2007 and kicking off the 2008 World of Concrete, Putzmeister America, Inc. celebrated the achievements of its distributors at a spectacular reception in The Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Held Monday, January 21st, “The Big Splash” took over the chic multi-level Rain Nightclub and featured elegant food, drinks and dancing as well as entertainment incorporating the distributor awards presentation. Putzmeister America vice president of sales and marketing, Bill Dwyer and Putzmeister AG CEO, Felix Selinger started things off with introductory remarks. Las Vegas comic and magician Jeff Hobson served as emcee and co-presenter with Putzmeister America president and CEO, Dave Adams, who descended from above the crowd to the stage in a large umbrella.

Hobson had the crowd roaring with his witty banter and clever tricks which revealed each of the five award winners. First to be commended was J&M Service, Inc. of Garden Grove, California for outstanding sales in mortar machines in 2007. Miami, Florida-based Thomas Machinery, Inc. was recognized for top domestic sales in Thom-Katts® while Lanz-Putzmeister Chile Ltda received honors for international Thom-Katt® sales.

Chris Hotz of SS & L, Inc. was acknowledged for leading large line domestic sales in 2007. “SS & L has been a Putzmeister Distributor since 1993 and recently remodeled its facility to expand the service and parts area,” comments Adams. “Chris continually strives to provide the best customer service and sold the most units this year by selling the full Putzmeister product line.”

While Hobson worked his magic to present the award for large line international distributor of the year, it was no surprise that Construmac won for the eighth consecutive year. The company boasts eight branches throughout Mexico and has been a distributor for over 15 years.

“With the growing importance of the Latin and Central American markets to our business,” says Adams, “we are extremely proud to have Lanz-Putzmeister and Construmac as distributors of our equipment. Their dedication to Putzmeister, excellent salesmanship, exceptional customer support and strategic locations make them ideal partners.”

Several companies were also lauded with length of service awards, which recognize longevity as Putzmeister America distributors. Recognized at the event were Cole & Lambert, Inc. for five years of service, Gastaldo Pump Sales, Ltd. for 10 years, AHAL Contracting Co., Inc. and Alexander Wagner Co., Inc. for 20 years and Thomas Machinery, Inc. for 45 years.

“We are very fortunate to have such a great team of distributors,” says Dwyer. “This night is to applaud their achievements and enjoy our successes before embarking on new challenges in 2008.”