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Totaline Names 2007 Top Sales Associates

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Totaline named Bruce Schrell of Totaline Florida and Roy Hartman of Totaline South Texas as its 2007 Top Sales Associates of the Year. The men, who tied for first place, were recognized with the national award at a ceremony at Totaline’s regional training in Orlando, Fla., in February.

“I feel extremely privileged and honored to be selected as a finalist and top sales associate of
the year,” Hartman said.

Finalists for the honor were Tim Hehn of WWG Totaline, Birch Bicha of Auer Steel (Milwaukee), Joseph Jaegers of Totaline Northeast, James Starkey of Habegger Corporation, and Issac Orozco of Valair. Finalists and winners were selected based on evaluations by their immediate supervisors and test scores earned on a Totaline counter sales associate 100-question quiz. More than 2,500 Totaline counter sales associates are eligible for the award.

“I was really surprised,” Schrell said. “Just to be named a finalist was pretty special. It’s a great company to work for.”

Usually only one sales associate is named as the sales associate of the year, according to Jim Flynn, Totaline training manager. “This is the first time I’ve known it to be a tie,” he said.

Along with a plaque commemorating their award, Hartman and Schrell were each presented with a $2,000 Best Buy* gift card and the trip to Orlando, which included a one-day hopper pass to Walt Disney World parks.

“This year, Totaline is celebrating its 20th birthday, and our slogan is ‘Parts and people. Working together,’” Flynn said. “No one did a better job of embodying that message than these seven people.”

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Pictured from left to right: Jim Flynn, Totaline Training Manager; Bob Carre', Totaline Business Development Manager; Roy Hartman, 2007 Top Sales Associate of the Year; Dab Crowe, 2006 Top Sales Associate of the Year; Bruce Schrell, 2007 Top Sales Associate of the Year; Jim Witz, Totaline Zone Sales Manager

About Totaline

Totaline is a global network of more than 800 stores offering thousands of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) parts — as well as aftermarket products for Totaline and all major HVAC/R equipment brands. Totaline is part of Carrier Corp., which is headquartered in Farmington, Conn., and is the world’s largest provider of heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. With 2007 revenues of $14.6 billion, Carrier has approximately 43,000 employees worldwide and operations in more than 170 countries. Carrier is part of United Technologies Corp., a Hartford, Connecticut-based provider of products and services to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.

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Posted March 17, 2008

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