2nd Annual REACH Recognition Awards Ceremony Held
February 24, 2017 – Summit Holdings recognized employees through individual and team awards presented at yesterday’s Annual REACH Recognition Dinner & Award Ceremony. Over 80 Summit employees and guests met in the Dallas area to honor individual employees, departments, and dealerships for their efforts in 2016.
On a quarterly basis, one Summit dealership is named REACH Location of the Quarter. For 2016, those locations included Farmington, New Mexico; Memphis, Tennessee; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Wichita, Kansas. Based on overall 2016 performance, the Wichita, Kansas, dealership was announced as Summit’s REACH Location of the Year for 2016, with General Manager Dave McGinley accepting the award on behalf of his entire team of 40+ employees.
“This annual event,” said Justin Fink, Chief Executive Officer, “is one way we recognize our employees who strive every day to live our REACH values of Reward Results, Empowerment, Accountability, Committed, and Hero. I am proud of the high caliber of employees who support our customers.” Steve Dupuis, Summit’s new Chief Operating Officer, who has been with the company less than a month, added, “I was impressed with the efforts of the Summit Team and their pride in receiving REACH awards.”
Individual employee awards were presented to Todd Gohl (Parts Manager, Albuquerque NM), Rory Michie (Service Manager, Albuquerque NM), Adam Markou (Bus Sales Representative, Oklahoma City OK), Bobby Hipps (Lease & Rental Service Manager, Lowell AR), and Melody Dyer (Office Manager, Albuquerque NM). Team awards were presented to the Parts Department of Kansas City MO, the Service Department of Albuquerque NM, the Truck Sales Department of Springfield MO, the Lease & Rental Department of Tupelo MS, and to support department Finance & Insurance South.
A special Hero Award, determined annually by CEO Justin Fink, was presented to Ben Roberts, Sales Operations Support Manager, who works out of Summit’s Central Support Office in Lewisville TX. A Career Achievement Award was presented to Controller Larry Mitchell, who has spent 32 years at Summit Truck Group and Diamond Companies (before their merger with Roberts Truck Center to form Summit in 2014). Summit’s Wichita Falls TX location was presented with the Safety Location of the Year Award.