Western Star Trucks Awards Top Dealer Sales Professionals

Contact: nicholas.smith@daimler.com

PORTLAND, Ore. – March 10, 2017 – Western Star Trucks announced today that it has awarded its top dealer sales professionals “STAR” status through its annual STAR Performer Sales Achievement program.

The STAR Performer Program recognizes and rewards outstanding results of sales professionals from dealerships in the United States and Canada. Recipients are selected based on total truck sales through a district competition. This achievement also takes into consideration other criteria, including training and certification.

“Western Star is pleased to offer this program each year to honor and reward our top dealer sales professionals,” said Kelley Platt, President, Western Star Trucks. “It’s an exciting competition where we can recognize superior salesmanship.”

Each achiever will receive a custom plaque, and the top 25 sales professionals will be honored at a special awards ceremony later this year.

Platt continued, “These winners not only sell a lot of trucks each year, they also work very hard to keep up to date on Western Star product information and the truck industry trends through online training, weekly webinars and certification programs. Their success is a testament to their hard work and determination.”

The Western Star STAR Performer achievers for 2016 are:

2016 STAR Performer - Top Five Overall North American Trip Winners
Dave Woolley B & I Complete Truck Centre Barrie ON
Dustin Brigman North Florida Western Star, Inc. Jacksonville FL
Francis Charland Camions Sterling Western Star Mauricie, Inc. Becancour QC
Greg Ashcroft Connexion Truck Centre Ltd. Winnipeg MB
Rod Dunham Tri State Truck Center, Inc. Shrewsbury MA
2016 STAR Performer – Top 20 District Trip Winners
Brandon Creek Buckeye Western Star Plain City OH
Brendan Geiss Tracey Road Equipment, Inc. East Syracuse NY
Daniel Hill Houston Western Star Houston TX
Dave Hibner Kinstle Western Star Truck Center Wapakoneta OH
Dave Holzwarth Tracey Road Equipment, Inc. East Syracuse NY
Doug Small The Truck Shop Auburn WA
Gary Goldthorpe Sterling Western Star Trucks Alberta Ltd. Calgary AB
Jeff May Highway Western Star Ayr ON
Jeremiah Brodal Transwest Truck Trailer RV Brighton CO
Jim Vance Dunlop Western Star Truck Centre Lethbridge AB
Josh Rhodes Premier Truck Group of Tulsa Tulsa OK
Langis Lagace Centre du Camion Western Star Amqui QC
Larry Parrott Freightliner Northwest Spokane WA
Luke Thompson Nova Truck Centres Dartmouth NS
Mike Raymond Antrim Western Star Sterling Arnprior ON
Paul Goebel Midway Freightliner, Inc. Palmyra MO
Robert Balda Quality Truck Care Center DePere WI
Steve Bloome V & H, Inc. Marshfield WI
Van Bogan Peach State Truck Centers McDonough GA
Wayne Burroughs Burroughs Diesel, Inc. Laurel MS
2016 STAR Performer – Achievers
Bill Fischer Boyer Trucks Rogers MN
Brian Pelletier Valley Equipment Ltd. Hartland NB
Brian Stroetz V & H, Inc. Marshfield WI
Carl Witt Connexion Truck Centre Ltd. Winnipeg MB
Casey Sheen Sterling Western Star Trucks Alberta Ltd. Calgary AB
Corey Buck Wick's Sterling Trucks, Inc. Omaha NE
Craig Jones Crook Motor Company Albemarle NC
Daniel Ianniciello Globocam, Inc. Pointe-Claire QC
George Powell Valley Sterling Western Star Trucks Parma OH
Greg Bonnett Truck Centers, Inc.  St. Peters MO
Greg Gates Wolverine Freightliner Ypsilanti MI
Gregory Marr Universal Truck & Trailer Dieppe NB
Jean-marc Tardif Tardif Diesel, Inc. Ascot Corner QC
Jeff Kealey Francis Canada Truck Centre, Inc. Ottawa ON
Jeremy Wagler Highway Western Star Ayr ON
Jim Pigg Alley-Cassetty Truck Center Nashville TN
Joe Pieroschek Western Star Trucks of Delmarva Mardela Springs MD
Kala Badger V & H, Inc. Marshfield WI
Kevin Deschepper Boyer Trucks Sioux Falls SD
Laren Moloy Western Star Trucks North Ltd. Acheson AB
Lester Yoder Jenkins Diesel Power, Inc. Springfield MO
Louis Krainz V & H, Inc. Marshfield WI
Mark Bryan Team Truck Centres Ltd. Kitchener ON
Matt Rainey Sterling Western Star Trucks Alberta Ltd. Calgary AB
Mike Elvrum Boyer Trucks Lauderdale MN
Nick Instefjord Quality Truck Care Center, Inc. Appleton WI
Pascal Lariviere Le Centre du Camion Mont-Laurier QC
Patrick Mchugh Crow's Truck Service Memphis TN
Paul Galipeau Globocam Rive-Sud Boucherville QC
Paul Henning Mccomb Diesel, Inc. Magnolia MS
Remi Tremblay Garage Marcel Simard, Inc. Chicoutimi QC
Richard Brooks River's Truck Center, Inc. Red Lion PA
Rocky Wray Truck Center Companies Lincoln NE
Roger Deeks First Truck Centre  Lloydminster AB
Roger Duchaine Globocam, Inc. Anjou QC
Ron Donze Truck Centers, Inc.  Troy IL
Stan Gunter Springfield Tractor & Trailer Sales, Inc. Springfield IL
Stan Lowrey Fresno Truck Center Fresno CA
Thane Sharp Western Star Trucks North, Ltd. Edmonton AB
Tony Mollner V & H, Inc. Windsor WI
Tyler Burbach Truck Country of Wisconsin Milwaukee WI
Vince Dezanett Freightliner of Toledo Toledo OH
William Burroughs Burroughs Diesel, Inc. Laurel MS

For more information, go to: WesternStarTrucks.com.

Western Star Trucks Sales, Inc., headquartered in Portland, OR, produces tough custom trucks for highway and vocational applications. Western Star is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 5-8 vehicles and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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