We Just Wrapped Up Our Annual Sales Meeting

Originally published on March 28, 2018
Updated on January 13, 2020
By Braun Ambulances

We attend a lot of great events each year. We’re also blessed to host some of our own. One such special event is our Annual Ambulance Sales Meeting. It’s an opportunity for us to catch up in person with our incredible dealer partners. Dealer principles and their sales representatives join us for a 2-day event to discuss Braun ambulance sales and products. More importantly, it gives us a chance to honor them for their achievements the previous year.

This year, we held our Annual Ambulance Sales Meeting at Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee on March 14th and 15th.  It was truly an honor to explore the great city of Nashville with our dealers. The Nashville Fire Department is a Braun Ambulance customer, which made the city an extra special place to host in. “Thank you” to Commander Bryan Jones for joining us on both days of our meeting. We’re certain when Commander Jones retires from EMS, the city will hire as ambassador and tour guide extraordinaire!

Both days were jam packed with information and activities. We had educational sessions from Braun direct, as well as some of our vendors. As with years past, the most well received session was the Customer Panel. It included Chief Pete O’Leary from the City of Fond du Lac, Commander Bryan Jones from Nashville Fire Department, and Director Tim Gault from Greenville County EMS. These customers were a wealth of knowledge and it was a privilege hearing from them. Thank you to all three gentlemen for joining us and sharing your thoughts.

We closed each night with an awards ceremony. The first night, we recognized the ambulance sales representatives that sold their first Braun in 2017. We do this in a special tie cutting ritual, but don’t worry, we provide the ties. Congratulations to the following representatives that were honored:

  • Andy Siebers, Hughes Fire Equipment
  • Chuck Evans, Penn Care/C2
  • John Castles, All Area Fire & Rescue
  • PJ Lukasewski, Penn Care
  • Tracie Richards, Hughes Fire Equipment
  • Jason Gerhardt, Braun Industries

The second night, the awards were bigger and better! It is always a visual confirmation of the hard work and commitment that happens behind the scenes at each dealership. A special congratulations to the following representative and dealerships:

2017 Commitment Winners

  • Kodiak Emergency Vehicles – Ahren Taszreak 
  • North Central Emergency Vehicles – Fred Pawelk 
  • North Central Emergency Vehicles – Jeff Horn
  • Ten-8 Fire Equipment – Shawn Hunter
  • Nexus Emergency Group – Tim Hutchens
  • Pinnacle Emergency Vehicles – Justin Jarvis
  • Glick Fire Equipment Company – Chris Woolfolk 
  • Spartan Fire & Emergency Apparatus – Chad Holland 
  • North Eastern Rescue Vehicles – Bob Reilly 
  • Emergency Equipment Professionals – Rob Cartee
  • Penn Care – Don Bloom
  • Ten-8 Fire Equipment – David Bartley
  • Hughes Fire Equipment – Jim Renner
  • Ten-8 Fire Equipment – Wayne Stowell
  • Autotronics – Kyle Daigle
  • Spartan Fire & Emergency Apparatus – John Love
  • Penn Care – Mike Milo
  • Penn Care – Tony Crum

2017 Sales Champions

  • Region 1 – Kodiak Emergency Vehicles – Ahren Taszreak
  • Region 2 – Ten-8 Fire Equipment – Shawn Hunter
  • Region 3 – Nexus Emergency Group – Tim Hutchens 

2017 Silver Dealer Awards

  • Autotronics
  • Nassau Fire Apparatus
  • Kodiak Emergency Vehicles
  • Spartan Fire & Emergency Apparatus
  • Pinnacle Emergency Vehicles

2017 Gold Dealer Awards

  • Ten-8 Fire Equipment
  • North Central Emergency Vehicles

2017 Top Growth by Region

  • Region 1 – North Central Emergency Vehicles
  • Region 2 – Penn Care
  • Region 3 – Nexus Emergency Vehicles

Lastly, a big CONGRATULATIONS to Penn Care. They were the winner of the 2017 Dealer of the Year award, as well as Gold Dealer Award.

You can view the full album of photos from this year’s Annual Ambulance Sales Meeting on our Facebook page here.

We’re already busy reviewing this year’s meeting to plan for and enhance 2019’s. Next up… we’ll see our dealer partners and show attendees at FDIC 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana April 26th – 28th.

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