CLEVELAND, OH (April 9, 2019) – More than 400 Proforma Owners, Supplier Partners and Support Team Members gathered at Terranea's Oceanside Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California,from April 4-7 to celebrate the Proforma Owners' 2018 sales success. Every year, Proforma Owners who achieve at least $1 million in annual sales are invited on a three-day getaway to a world-class resort to enjoy networking with key Supplier Partners and to be recognized for their accomplishments. This year's Million Dollar Club trip celebrated Proforma's 190 Million Dollar Club members, 27 of which were honored for achieving new sales milestones. This included 17 first-time Million Dollar Club members, 8 first-time Multi-Million Dollar Club members and two first-time Five Million Dollar Club members.
"It's an honor to celebrate the successes of Proforma's Million and Multi-Million Dollar Club members every year," said Greg Muzzillo, Founder of Proforma. "We are extremely proud to have the largest, most successful group of million-dollar producers in our industry. We know what it takes to build a multi-million-dollar distributorship and we have put the tools and resources in place to help our Owners grow their sales as much as they want so they can live the life of their dreams."
"Making it to the Multi-Million Dollar Club for the first time this year is a dream come true!" said Tim Meffert, Owner of Proforma Effective Solutions and first-time Multi-Million Dollar Club Member. "Celebrating this milestone achievement with other successful Owners, valued Supplier Partners and my Proforma Family is overwhelmingly motivating. I am looking forward to continuing my growth and reaching the next level of success soon!"
This year, five Proforma businesses were recognized for achieving $1 million in sales in a single month in 2018: Bill Hageman, Jim Shindler and Jeff Skinner, Co-Owners of Proforma Graphic Services (four times); Mike Lazzari, Owner of Proforma BrandCentric Solutions (one time); Pat Lenehan, Owner of Proforma ASAP (four times); Steve Raucher, Owner of Proforma GPS Global Promotional Sourcing (seven times); and Russ Howarth, Owner of Proforma Think Ink (one time). Fred and Suzette Albrecht, Co-Owners of Proforma Albrecht & Co., 25 Million Dollar Club Members, were also recognized for attaining nine $2 million sales months, two $3 million sales months and one $4 million sales month.
"As a new member of the Million Dollar Club, nothing could have prepared me for the Awards Banquet and the impact of seeing so many members of this prestigious group proudly standing on the stage in their blue Million Dollar Club blazers," said Deborah Lanigan, Owner of Proforma Mega Marketing Solutions and first-time Million Dollar Club Member. "All of these Owners have inspired me with their success since I joined Proforma three years ago, and now, I get to share the stage with them. It was truly an honor."
More than 80 of the industry's leading Supplier Partners were also recognized during the Awards Ceremony for their commitment and partnership with Proforma. In addition to several receptions and poolside hospitality events, Suppliers and Owners engaged in a Meet & Greet Breakfast to network and develop powerful, lasting relationships.
"Proforma's Million Dollar Club celebration is unlike any other industry event," said Kirk Ross, Vice President of National Accounts, Towel Specialties. "Proforma is the only organization that invites suppliers to join their top performers in celebrating success every year on these amazing trips. This is an incredible opportunity to get to know Million Dollar Club Owners, meet their families and understand their businesses better, while enjoying a first-class resort and having fun together."
Proforma's Million and Multi-Million Dollar Club members' sales range from $1 million to more than $34 million and their cumulative annual sales exceed a quarter of a billion dollars. Click here to view more photos of Proforma's Annual Million Dollar Club Celebration.
With over 40 years of experience and $500 million in sales, Proforma is the leading network of Owners in the printing, promotional products and packaging industry. Proforma's record-breaking success includes having 25 of its Owners make Inc. Magazine's list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies. In 2018, Proforma celebrated 190 members achieving its annual Million Dollar Club with sales ranging from $1 million to $34 million in sales. The Proforma Million Dollar Club is the largest collection of million dollar and multi-million dollar members in the industry.
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