FAIRFIELD, Ohio – FINN Corporation held its annual Dealer Sales & Executives Conference earlier this month in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area. Participants were treated to nearly two days of FINN equipment and consumables sales education, corporate strategies, equipment demonstrations and hydrodeo contest, plus a great amount of Dealer-to-Dealer and Dealer-to-FINN networking.

As part of the conference, FINN recognized dealers with awards for excellence in partnership, leadership and growth based on their 2013 performance. 

RoadBuilders Machinery & Supply Co. of Kansas City, Kansas, was awarded its first FINN Dealer of the Year award. In addition to this trophy, RoadBuilders Machinery was also named the FINN Consumable & Mulch Dealer of the Year. RoadBuilders Machinery sells, rents and services all FINN equipment, including HydroSeeders, Straw Blowers and Bark Blowers, plus they place a tremendous emphasis on the hydroseeding consumable and mulch markets as evidenced by the second award.

In other awards, the dealer of the year runner-up was hydrograsscorp.com, a perennially top-performing FINN dealer who covers the New England area. James Loneman was recognized for his outstanding performance in working with his dealers as a FINN distribution sales manager. The Dealer Advisory Council, a five-member group of elected dealer representatives who act as a liaison between the dealer network and FINN Corporation, were also given special recognition for their hard work and dedication. 

The Dealer Advisory Council held an election through the dealer network, and as voted on by the dealers, Tim Gerbus, FINN director of dealer development, was given the Jerry Malcolm Dealer Choice Award. It recognizes a FINN employee who provides exceptional service and commitment to the dealer network. 

The dealer network also gave commemorative gifts to FINN Sales Administrator Ed Karendal and FINN CFO/Executive Vice President Tom McDonald in appreciation for their years of service as both will soon be retiring. Karendal has been with FINN for 30 years and McDonald more than a decade. 

Photo: From left: Shawn Casey, FINN president/CEO; Jason Miller, RoadBuilders FINN product specialist; and Bryan McCoy, RoadBuilders vice president.