WILMINGTON, DE -- (Marketwired) -- 05/28/13 -- 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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