Maruyama conducts first North American distributor council meeting


Maruyama Distributor Council members, left to right, are Rick Roberts, Robert Smith, Steve Purdy, Jack Ball and Donald Marquis.Maruyama U.S. Inc. conducted its first North American distributor council meeting June 11-14 in St. Louis, Mo. At the meeting, Maruyama distributor executives discuss both immediate and long-term strategic plans and goals such as market development and exciting dealer incentive programs.

The council consisted of five principles chosen to represent their respective regions for a two-year term. Council members were as follows: Steve Purdy, president, Oscar Wilson Engines & Parts Inc., O’Fallon, Mo.; Jack Ball, sales manager, Tru-Power, Inc., Corona, Calif.; Rick Roberts, executive vice president and director of sales, Roberts Supply, Inc., Winter Park, Fla.; Robert Smith, vice president, Smiths South-Central Sales Company, Springhill, La.; and Donald Marquis, sales manager, Theo Turgeon, Inc., Quebec, Canada.

According to Purdy, distributor council meeting chairman-elect, “I was indeed honored to have been selected to serve on Maruyama’s distributor advisory council. I’m deriving a ton of energy from these new working relationships coupled with the vast opportunity that I see before us in growing the Maruyama brand.”

“Maruyama is thrilled to have such an elite group of distributor principles for our first North American distributor council,” said Leif Ringstad, general sales manager, Maruyama U.S. Inc. “One could not ask for a more professional and experienced group to serve on an advisory board.”

Added Tom Glaze, vice president and general manager, Maruyama U.S., Inc., “The quality and detail of information presented at the St. Louis meeting was outstanding and will benefit all of our customers. We look forward to implementing many of the business strategies recommended by the council. With tremendous gratitude, we sincerely thank each member of the first Maruyama U.S. distributor council for their valuable contributions.”

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