Top 40 distributor Proforma (asi/300094) has recognized a record 171 owner-affiliates who reached a million dollars and more in 2016 sales with induction into its Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Clubs. The three-day celebratory event was held at the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain in Tucson, AZ.
Proforma inducted 18 first-time Million Dollar Club members, while 12 members moved forward to the Multi-Million Dollar Club and four members moved directly into the Multi-Million Dollar Club.
Kristen Scotto, owner of Proforma Scotto Promotions (asi/491696) in West Palm Beach, FL, and first-time Multi-Million Dollar Club member, achieved $1 million in sales in one month last year, as did Barb and Mike Sovereign, co-owners of Proforma Canada in Mississauga, ON, and members of the 5 Million Dollar Club.
Meanwhile, Bill Hageman, Jim Shindler and Jeff Skinner, co-owners of Proforma Graphic Services in Columbus, OH, and members of the 10 Million Dollar Club, achieved three $1 million months in 2016. Pat Lenehan, owner of Proforma ASAP (asi/490919) in Westlake, OH, and a fellow 10 Million Dollar Club member, achieved four $1 million months, four $2 million months and one $3 million month last year.
Top honors went to Fred and Suzette Albrecht, co-owners of Proforma Albrecht & Co. (asi/116308) in Milford, OH, and members of the 25 Million Dollar Club; in 2016, they achieved two $1 million months, six $2 million months, three $3 million months and the first $4 million sales month by an individual business in Proforma’s history.
“One of the greatest honors for us at Proforma is celebrating the accomplishments of our Million and Multi-Million Dollar Club Owners and Sales Reps,” said Greg Muzzillo, founder of Proforma, in a statement. “Listening to each member talk about their unique journey to achieving a million dollars or more in sales is inspiring. Whether they are selling comprehensive programs such as e-commerce or providing marketing solutions in niche markets, each of these Owners has engaged in Proforma’s proven systems and resources to propel their businesses to new levels of success.”
Members of the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Clubs have sales ranging from $2 million to more than $35 million, with combined sales at more than $250 million. In addition, over 50 members have met the sales growth qualifications for the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Companies in the U.S.
“The energy and excitement surrounding this group of extremely knowledgeable and driven distributors at Proforma’s Million Dollar Club celebration is incredible,” said Melinda Durkee, co-owner of Proforma Durkee (asi/491761) in Charlotte, NC, and a first-time member of the Multi-Million Dollar Club. “We first joined the Million Dollar Club in 2012 and we are thrilled to now be a part of the Multi-Million Dollar Club.”
With reported 2015 North American sales of nearly $400 million, Proforma ranks third on Counselor’s list of the Top 40 largest distributors in the promotional products industry.