Kenmark Eyewear Marks Successful 2019 With Education and Training at Palm Springs, Calif. Sales Meeting


Regional Managers with their team signs from our Region Day having a blast at our Awards Dinner. (L to R) Carla White, Joe Dettore, Pat Gantt, Cliff Woodward, Delana Chipman, and Jason McGregor.
PALM SPRINGS, Calif.—Kenmark Eyewear, a leader in crafting and distributing original optical eyewear and sunglasses, recently held its biannual sales meeting here. The meeting concluded 2019 as one of the company’s most successful years yet, the company said. Throughout the three-day meeting, the theme was "Becoming a Visionary." Speakers offered insights on the company strategy heading into 2020, how to become a sales consultant, an overview of the successful Paradigm launch and the 2020 strategy for the brand, and a Sales Behavioral Workshop with guest speaker, Rico Pena.

The sales team participated in fun team building activities to learn more about selling techniques, 2020 trends, merchandising, frame fitting, and the purchasing process—learning how to use these tools help serve customers in a more meaningful way. The weekend was filled with education, team bonding and plenty of sunshine.

Kenmark Eyewear honored top consultants at the closing awards dinner where top performers were recognized from several categories. Honorees included the prestigious Visionary Club members, with 28 sales consultants being awarded. Other notable awards included Sales Consultant of the Year awarded to Drew Pietenpol, Regional Manager of the Year awarded to Joe Dettore, Pioneer Award awarded to Duane Roughen, and Rookie of the Year awarded to Kristine Gorson.

Kenmark Eyewear executives and sales team with Sales Consultant of the Year, Drew Pietenpol. Shown (l to r)Tina Crawford, Steve Mount, Mike Cundiff, Drew Pietenpol, and Michelle Clark.

The women of Kenmark's sales, marketing and product team included (l to r) Tina Crawford, Gwen Galeza, Marissa Cundiff, Shelbi Collins, Mallory Fagan, Bree Hershfeld, Amanda Feack, and Laura Howard.

“Kenmark's three-day meerting featured an amazing guest speaker, awesome team building activities, great food and of course, fun,” said CEO, Mike Cundiff. “The weather was wonderful and our team gained and shared much knowledge to guide us into an even more successful 2020. This was by far our best sales meeting to date.”

Tina Crawford, VP sales development added, "Our 2019 sales meeting was held at such a fantastic place and the meeting was filled with education, team building. We’re looking forward to applying all the great tools we learned during the meeting to create an even better 2020.” Noted Steve Mount, national sales director, "Palm Springs was the perfect location to host our national sales meeting. Building on the success of 2019, we focused on the new year and continuing on the road to an even better 2020.”