July 20 2020 08:54 AM

This is the third time ‘Salesman of the Year’ Bill Smith has ranked number one in retail sales for North America.

Robert Vistad, Takeuchi regional business manager (RBM) West Region, Brendan Green, Feenaughty GM, Hampton Wideman, Takeuchi RBM SW Region, Randy Harris, Feenaughty president, Mike Schebetka, Takeuchi RBM West Region

Atlanta-based Takeuchi-US, a global innovation leader in compact equipment, awarded Feenaughty Machinery Company as the 2020 Dealer of the Year for its successful sales efforts in 2019. Takeuchi’s regional business manager Hampton Wideman presented the accolade at this year’s CONEXPO-CON/AGG Show.

Feenaughty Machinery ranked number one in total sales for Takeuchi products in 2019. The full-service construction dealer has locations in Portland and Eugene, Oregon.

“We are honored and thrilled to award Feenaughty Machinery Company as Dealer of the Year, they are much deserving of this recognition,” says Wideman. “They are a top-performing dealer who has really done a great job with the Takeuchi brand throughout its territory. They always treat the customer as its number one priority, which is why they are so successful.”

“It is an honor to be named Dealer of the Year by Takeuchi, as it really reflects the hard work of all of our employees at Feenaughty Machinery Company,” said Randy Harris, president at Feenaughty Machinery Company. “We have a very knowledgeable staff who always puts the customer at the forefront of everything we do. Takeuchi has been a wonderful product line for us over the years and we have many customers who have become brand loyal.”

Steve DePriest, Takeuchi RBM SE Region, Bill Smith, Sales Rep. Cobb County Tractor

Takeuchi-US also announced Bill Smith of Cobb Country Tractor as Takeuchi Salesman of the Year for his successful sales efforts in 2019. This is the third time Smith has taken top honors for Takeuchi after ranking number one again in retail sales for North America.

Located in Marietta, Georgia, Cobb County Tractor is a full line dealer for Takeuchi. It serves the construction and landscaping industries, as well as offers parts and service. Takeuchi’s southeast region business manager Steve DePriest was on hand in Marietta to present Smith with the award.

“Hands down, Bill Smith knows the meaning of a true sales professional. We could not be more pleased of the way he represents our brand,” says DePriest. “He very much deserves to be recognized for his sales efforts, always going above and beyond the customers’ expectations as well as Cobb County Tractor’s expectations. Bill works extremely hard and logs long hours each and every day. Something else that sets Bill apart is how great he listens to customers, always understanding their needs. We are proud to once again present this award to him for his outstanding performance in 2019.”