AICO presents annual sales awards

Van Smith receives Sales Professional of the Year Award

LAS VEGAS — Full line furniture resource AICO/Amini Innovation Corp. awarded Van Smith, who manages the Texas region, Sales Professional of the Year, making him a three-time winner of the coveted honor. He and others were recognized at a banquet dinner held during the winter Las Vegas Market.

“Van has All-Star talent”, said CEO Michael Amini, “He combines his tremendous skills, trust, and passion to build customer relationships. I am very proud that he is on our team.”

AICO CEO Michael Amini, left, presents the 2022 Sales Professional of the Year Award to Van Smith

In addition, Jake Salman, who manages the Middle East region,  received the President’s Award.

“Jake is a leader who studies his craft and is an extraordinary relationship builder,” said David Koehler, AICO president. “His determination and grit serve him and the company well and he is so deserving of the President’s Award.”

Other key awards the company presented during the awards banquet included:

+ The Spirit of Professionalism Award which went to Keith Linsley.

“Keith’s professionalism showcases respect, competence, confidence, and accountability, which he wears on his sleeve and is always present in his heart.” said Jeff Santanello, vice president, sales. “His integrity is solid as a rock and on display throughout his territory.”

+ The Pioneer Award went to Jared Pierini, who handles sales for Northern California.

“Jared is intense and that’s because he’s passionate about his customers and driven to be the best,” said Santanello, who presented the award to Pierini. “Uncovering opportunities is his specialty and his dedication to keeping his customers happy and successful is always on point.”

+ The Rising Star Award was presented to Ted Bloomfield, who handles sales for Western Canada.

“Ted has shown his ability to perform in a short period of time and the potential to be a leader of change,” Santanello said. “We expect Ted to keep reaching for the stars and striving for greatness.”

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