Here at Associated, we love to show our appreciation for and recognize our employees. Reflecting back to our October 2015 post, Why Are Long Term Employees Important, we know how important it is to retain top talent and we strive to make sure our employees feel that they are truly valued. Our Annual Sales Luncheon is an event we have held for many years. It’s a day for our sales team to enjoy the afternoon and reflect on the milestones of the prior year as well as to highlight what new and exciting things are up and coming. At this event, we also award the Sales Person of Year, as well as the winner of the Doug Harrington Award.

This year we returned to the Cooperage in Lafayette because our experience the year before was so great. The Board Room seems to definitely be a winner for us, so here is another big ‘thank you’ to The Cooperage!

The Associated Sales and Management Team


This year, the Doug Harrington Award went to Ken McDonald, from our Rohnert Park Branch. Congratulations Ken! The Doug Harrington Award recognizes excellence in sales and is named after our former employee. Doug was respected by his fellow employees for his support and positive, professional attitude and he achieved his goals 100%+ effort while contributing something special to Associated Services as well. Winner Ken McDonald was recognized for this reward for his outstanding work during 2016.

Tom Steuber with 2017 Winner Ken McDonald

Our second award recognizes the biggest contributors to overall sales and this time around we had 2 recipients: Tim Taormina from our San Jose Branch and Leanna Gallegos from our San Leandro Branch. Congratulations Tim & Leanna! Both Tim & Leanna have shown excellence and dedication in growing our customer base in 2016.


2017 Winners Tim Taormina and Leanna Gallegos


Congratulations again to both Ken, Tim and Leanna! You deserve it.


Interested in checking out the recipients of our awards for 2015? You can find it here.