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Yakima names Pacific Rep Works as its agency of the year

Published July 13, 2017
Company establishes award in honor of Bill Kaplan.

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima recognized its top reps at its 2018 sales meeting last month, naming Pacific Rep Works as its Agency of the Year, and recognized longtime Yakima representative Bill Kaplan with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Led by Bob Westler and Mitch Lemas, the Pacific Rep Works team of Matt Gaudette, Jeff Nelson and Dave Goulet represent Yakima in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montan and has represented Yakima for 12 years.

Yakima established the Lifetime Achievement Award this year in honor of Yakima sales representative Bill Kaplan, who passed away in February 2017. The inaugural award was established to posthumously recognize and honor Kaplan for his lifelong commitment to the Yakima Brand. BP Associates – where Bill worked for 32 years – accepted the award on behalf of Bill's daughter, Erica.

"Bill Kaplan was truly an inspiration for all who benefitted from his passion, energy, and love of the industry," said Jason McGibbon, vice president of sales at Yakima. "Though the Yakima family is mourning his loss, this award is a small token of our deep appreciation for all he did for Yakima, both professionally and personally, over the years."


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