Speed Queen Names Yankee Equipment its 2012 Distributor of Year


Yankee Speed Queen Distributor of the Year award
Representatives of Yankee Equipment Systems and Speed Queen gather for the award presentation: (from left) Tom Carney, Mike Webb, Ted Ristaino, Jay McDonald, Peter Limoncelli, John Smith, Brendan Ristaino, Gerry Guertin and Mike Buck.

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Award reflects level of customer service and commitment to products, programs

RIPON, Wis. — Commercial laundry equipment manufacturer Speed Queen recently named Yankee Equipment Systems Inc. its 2012 Distributor of the Year during the distributor’s annual customer appreciation event in Waltham, Mass. Yankee Equipment has been selling Speed Queen products for more than 25 years.

“Our distributor of the year award is not only about year-over-year sales increases,” says Dan Bowe, Speed Queen national sales manager. “We recognized Yankee Equipment Systems because of how they represent the Speed Queen brand – their commitment to customer service, their active involvement in the industry and their ongoing investment into their company, including employee training and seminars.”

Yankee embodies the Speed Queen Customer One philosophy, a commitment to customer satisfaction, Bowe adds. The significance of this award is only deepened by the strength of Speed Queen’s 68-distributor network.

“We are honored to receive the Speed Queen Distributor of the Year award, and recognize that it represents an ongoing partnership between our two brands,” says Ted Ristaino, co-owner of Yankee Equipment Systems. “Speed Queen truly partners with their dealers to provide quality products and training to better enable us to service our customers. It helps us keep our brand as fresh and value-oriented as it can be.”

Yankee Equipment Systems distributes Speed Queen products in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.


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