Mountain Khakis announced that Whitney Outdoor Group has been awarded the MK 2018 Sales Rep Agency of the Year. Peter Whitney has led the Whitney Outdoor Group since 1991, and has represented Mountain Khakis since 2015. He directs sales in the New England region for MK, and represents complementary brands, Sherpa Gear, Helle, Hults Bruk, Hultafors, Nordic Pocket Saw, and Swiss Advance.
“The MK sales force is a team of winners,” said Steve Talacki, director of sales at Mountain Khakis. “But this Rep of the Year winner is one of most amazing professionals that I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Peter has been a top performer throughout the year, consistently hitting his numbers and deadlines. Since joining Mountain Khakis, Peter tripled his MK business overall. A consummate professional, Peter has the pulse of his territory and is continually priming his retailers for success.”
Upon hearing the news, Whitney said, “Hell Yeah, what a surprise! So many people at MK to thank. They are the real winners. This can’t happen without killer product and first class support. I’m also honored to represent a brand that attracts such a talented group of fellow reps-they keep me on my toes. And it’s incredibly motivating to work for an organization like MK that supports causes important to me and my family. There’s more to our biz than making money. Thanks MK for making it fun and keeping it real. Finally, a big shout out to all my dealers in New England, you are the best!”
Mountain Khakis also presented the Rep Agency MVP award to Randy and Cindi Downs of Great Lakes Outdoors, and the Dealer Services Representative MVP award to Cameron Gadd. The MVP awards go to the rep agency and internal team member recognizing their consistent high performance and embodiment of the MK “Hell Yeah” spirit.
Of Randy and Cindi Downs, Talacki said, “They know their customers’ business better than anyone. Randy and Cindi find new ways to work with their customers, and they always know what’s happening in the stores. bIn addition to multi-year steady growth, Randy and Cindi have doubled their business since joining the MK team. We’re proud to have them working with us.”
“Cam is the guy who puts in 125% x 100% of the time!” Talacki continued about MK DSR, Cameron Gadd. “He’s the guy who stays at the office as long as needed to make sure things get done. He’s always looking for opportunities and leads by example. He demonstrates grit, sales knowledge and a can-do attitude every day and we’re proud he’s on our team.”
Photo, L to R: Steve Talacki, Peter Whitney and Ross Saldarini