International Bottled Water Association | NEWS RELEASE | November 15, 2012
Pennsylvania employee named Route Salesperson of the Year
New Orleans, LA – The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) today announced a Pennsylvania employee has won the prestigious Route Salesperson of the Year award for 2012.
Simon Cox, a Route Salesperson with the “The Water Guy” (Birdsboro, PA), was handed the title at IBWA’s Annual General Meeting this morning as part of the 2012 IBWA Annual Business Conference in New Orleans.
In making the announcement, IBWA Convention Chair Dan Kelly said Mr. Cox was an excellent employee and the epitome of what a route salesperson should be.
“Simon is a reliable, consistent performer who strives to make an impact not only on his route but also on his company. Simon works diligently to reach the goals set for him by management, but he also challenges himself,” Mr. Kelly said.
“The true value of Simon’s contributions can be seen in the great respect his fellow employees have for him. His colleagues often ask him for his opinions and advice because they know he has the experience, knowledge, and willingness to help. There is no greater compliment than to be held in the high esteem of your peers.”
“And that’s what makes him IBWA’s Route Salesperson of the Year.”
Since 1963, IBWA has been recognizing the efforts of the bottled water industry’s route salespeople. As ambassadors of the bottled water industry, route salespeople are on the front lines of customer service, and—through them—the bottled water industry has direct contact and connection with customers.
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The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is the authoritative source of information about all types of bottled waters, including spring, mineral, purified, artesian, and sparkling. Founded in 1958, IBWA’s membership includes U.S. and international bottlers, distributors and suppliers. IBWA is committed to working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates bottled water as a packaged food product, to set comprehensive and stringent standards for safe, high-quality bottled water products.
In addition to FDA regulations, IBWA member bottlers must adhere to the IBWA Bottled Water Code of Practice, which mandates additional standards and practices that in some cases are more stringent than federal and state regulations. A key feature of the IBWA Bottled Water Code of Practice is a mandatory annual plant inspection by an independent, third-party organization.
IBWA is proud to be a partner with Keep America Beautiful and a supporter of Drink Up, an initiative of former First Lady Michelle Obama and the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which encourages Americans to drink more water more often – whether from the tap, a filter, or in a bottle. Choosing water is always the healthy choice.