BOISE, ID — Earlier this week, ProTeam Inc. announced the retirement of Mark Reimers, one of the company''s original leaders and a key member of the executive management team, according to a press release.
Reimers, who was the senior vice president of commercial sales since the company''s inception in 1987, has been instrumental in growing his division into one of the most successful commercial vacuum sales organizations in the world, the release stated.
Matt Wood, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of ProTeam, said: "Reimers has been the embodiment of ProTeam for over 20 years. Along with Larry Shideler, founder of ProTeam, Mark was responsible for getting the business off the ground and was instrumental in establishing the sales network, which today is the envy of the industry. Mark''s endless thirst for knowledge and self-improvement has set the pace for those who work with him. He has never been content with the status quo, always looking for better ways to do things and applying the lessons learned in the course of business and from the grander stage of life. He has been a great mentor for those new to the business, profession or industry and has been an invaluable resource for me personally."
According to the release, ProTeam credits Reimers'' "calm demeanor, indomitable spirit and infallible logic" in helping ProTeam overcome the many obstacles the company faced in its early years in converting doubters of the backpack vacuum into dedicated users.
Reimers was the recipient of the Manufacturer Representatives'' Distinguished Service Award at ISSA/INTERCLEAN® North America in 2006, the release noted.
Reimers, whose retirement officially began on September 1, 2009, will continue to be associated with ProTeam as a mentor and advisor, the release added.
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