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Orchid’s Commercial Excellence Awards for 2018 Announced

Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019

Orchid continued the tradition of recognizing team members who achieved outstanding commercial performance with the 2018 Commercial Excellence Awards (formerly known as the Vrabel Awards). In March of each year, Orchid presents these awards to employees and sites whose performance with our customers and within Orchid is exceptional. The awards are determined by sales growth numbers, leadership nominations and executive team votes.

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2018 Commercial Excellence Awards:Top Territory Growth: Rob Debney, Strategic Account Manager, Europe

  • Top Site Growth: Orchid Arcadia (represented by Carlos Moran, General Manager and Rich Rister, Plant Manager)
  • Exceptional Customer Service (for an employee outside of the commercial team): Kyle Phillips, Product Quality Manager, Chelsea
  • Exceptional Customer Service (for an employee on the commercial team): Brenda Bufford, Customer Service Representative
  • Exceptional Sales Employee: Joe Zuzula, Senior Director, Sales & Marketing
  • Commercial GM of the Year: Clay Clayton, General Manager, Alabama and Memphis

We are grateful to work on a team with so many dedicated and hardworking people. Congratulations to both the winners and nominees, and thank you for all you do for Orchid!


Pictured left to right: Jerry Jurkiewicz (Chief Executive Officer), Carlos Moran (General Manager, Arcadia and Santa Ana), Rich Rister (Plant Manager, Arcadia), Kyle Phillips Product Quality Manager, Chelsea), Rob Debney (Strategic Account Manager, Europe), Brenda Bufford (Customer Service Representative, Alabama), Clay Clayton (General Manager, Alabama and Memphis), Joe Zuzula (Senior Director, Sales & Marketing), Matt Burba (Chief Commercial Officer) and Louis Pace (Chief Financial Officer)