Midlands Carrier Transicold of Omaha NE was named 2010 Dealer of the Year, and Frío Servicio de Monterrey, Mexico, was named Latin America Dealer of the Year at the Carrier Transicold Truck/Trailer/Rail Americas annual dealer meeting recently in Orlando FL.
With 325 representatives from dealerships across the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Brazil, the meeting emphasized exceeding customer expectations and celebrated “The True Power of Blue,” a nod to Carrier's blue trademark, symbolic of dealer loyalty and commitment.
In his keynote speech to dealers, Carrier Transicold President David Appel said, “A real strength of this organization is that your customers know you. They like working with you, and they expect that you can leverage the strength of the Carrier dealer network to help them resolve their issues as they travel across the country.”
For Midlands, its first Dealer of the Year award coincides with its 25th anniversary as a Carrier Transicold dealer. Midlands also won a NextLevel 2 Platinum award, a prerequisite for Dealer of the Year, as well as a Quota Buster award.
Serving northeastern Mexico from its base in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Frío Servicio de Monterrey, or “Friser,” as it is known locally, was founded in 1988, and is now a two-time recipient of the Dealer of the Year award. For 2010, Friser also achieved NextLevel 2 Platinum, Quota Buster, and Double Digit Growth awards.
The number of award recipients this year was up from previous years, with 53 dealerships taking home 93 awards.
Additionally, individual recognition went to Bill Haworth, MHC Carrier Transicold, Springfield MO, Dealer Sales Manager of the Year; Dale Begemann, Mid-States Power & Refrigeration, Indianapolis IN, Dealer Service Manager of the Year; and Marcel Hotton, Nordic Refrigeration, Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada, Dealer Parts Manager of the Year.