Haile Receives 2015 Acme Brick President’s Award
Rusty Haile celebrated his 25th year with Acme Brick by receiving the Acme Brick President’s Award.
Rusty Haile celebrated his 25th year with Acme Brick Co. by being named the 2015 recipient of the company’s President’s Award. This award is presented to the Acme Brick associate whose efforts reflect the type of performance that has made the company successful over its 124-year history. Specifically, candidates must demonstrate exceptional ability in their area of responsibility and extraordinary service to Acme Brick and its customers.
Haile joined Acme’s Houston sales team in 1990. In a part of the city where other reps had struggled, Haile reportedly thrived and sold more than 10 million brick in his second year. That achievement earned him admission to the President’s Club Ring of Honor, Acme’s highest recognition for sales associates. He went on to win that award for eight consecutive years. Haile excels at building relationships and is highly respected by his customers throughout Louisiana and Texas. His broad network of contacts goes beyond customers to include friends in the industry that sell windows, insulation, lumber, concrete and plumbing. He has the ability to make everyone feel important, talk meaningfully to and befriend laborers, contractors, architects, developers, and company presidents.
Stan McCarthy, senior vice president of Sales, nominated Haile for the award. “Rusty is outstanding at taking ownership and accepting challenges within our company,” McCarthy wrote in his nomination statement. “His success in residential sales resulted in a promotion to residential sales manager for Acme’s southern region in 2002 and then for the northeast Texas region in 2004. He next mastered the commercial end of our business and is now taking on the biggest challenge of his career. Because of his leadership, Acme has taken the initiative of selling our commercial products direct in the Houston market after 25 years of selling through a distributor. Finally, Rusty has demonstrated a desire to do what’s best for Acme Brick Company throughout his career by accepting responsibility in a variety of positions and locations when called upon. All these positions were left better as a result of his efforts. And, because of Rusty Haile, Acme Brick stands a greater chance of accomplishing the company’s goals for the future.”
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