SOURCE: Vector Marketing

May 28, 2013 12:43 ET

Vector Marketing Presents Several Awards at Pi Sigma Epsilon National Sales Competition

WILMINGTON, DE--(Marketwired - May 28, 2013) - Vector Marketing Corporation, the direct sales division for Cutco Cutlery, the largest kitchen cutlery manufacturing company in North America, presented several awards at the Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE) Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon® sales competition at PSE's National Convention held April 2-7 in San Diego, California.

Vector Marketing sponsored the Pi Sigma Epsilon Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon®, which is a year-long competition based on the Miller Heiman Sales System®.

The Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon pairs collegiate PSE members with sales professionals to provide the students with training on the Miller Heiman Sales System®. The purpose of this event is to teach the participating PSE students sales skills, to promote sales as a professional career and to provide an opportunity for sales professionals to share their knowledge with students. The students and their coaches work to develop a ten-minute sales call plan with a buyer. The students are then videotaped making their sales call and the finalists are selected from the tapes. 

The 2013 Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon® winners were:

  • 5th place: Philip Musson, University of Northern Iowa (trophy and cash prize of $500)
  • 4th place: Kellen Busey, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (trophy and cash prize of $750)
  • 3rd place: Ashley Yu, Indiana University (trophy and cash prize of $1,000)
  • 2nd place: Adam London, Central Michigan University (trophy and cash prize of $1,250)
  • 1st place: Mark Gustin, Central Michigan University (trophy and cash prize of $1,500)
  • Top PSE Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon® Salesperson of the Day: Asley Yu, Indiana University (trophy and prize valued at $1,000)

PSE is the only national collegiate professional, co-educational fraternity for marketing, sales, and management. The Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon® was made possible with the support of Vector Marketing Corporation, Miller Heiman, Level 3 Communications and Northwestern Mutual.

About Cutco Cutlery Corporation and Vector Marketing
Cutco Cutlery is a 64-year-old company with headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Olean, New York. Vector Marketing is the company's sales division, coordinating all sales for Cutco Cutlery through a national network of college students who sell products through in-home personal demonstrations. More than 15 million US households have a Cutco product.

About Pi Sigma Epsilon
PSE (www.pse.org) was founded in 1952 with a mission to develop the sales and marketing skills of its members. Individuals from a diverse collegiate membership of more than 2,300 come together in PSE to enhance their academic, professional, and personal experiences.

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