ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Feb. 22 Baxa Corporation, a leading provider of medical devices and systems that automate pharmacy operations and increase patient safety, today announced that Baxa Director of International Sales, Phil Walsh, is one of four finalists for "Sales Director of the Year" in the 2010 StevieŪ Awards for Sales & Customer Service. This premier awards program recognizes outstanding accomplishments of sales and customer service professionals around the world.
Under Walsh's leadership during the challenging economic climate of 2009, the Baxa International Sales team recorded its highest sales figures in more than thirty years of business and a 30% increase over 2008. International sales specifically increased by 40% during the first half of 2009 over international sales recorded in 2008.
Critical to this success was Walsh's leadership in taking Baxa into new geographies including the company's first partnership in the growing Chinese market. In his first year as International Sales Director, Walsh spearheaded a four-year exclusive distribution agreement to bring Baxa products to more than 250 hospital pharmacies in the People's Republic of China.
"The selection of Phil Walsh as a Stevie award finalist recognizes his tremendous accomplishments and commitment to making Baxa a global leader in hospital pharmacy automation and patient safety," stated Greg Baldwin, Baxa Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "With customers in thirty-three countries and counting, Phil has an unyielding focus on health-system pharmacy efficiency and demonstrates incredible leadership in educating his customers about the importance of the proper handling, packaging and administration of liquid medications."
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, the International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Visit www.stevieawards.com to learn more about the Stevie Awards.
A Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors, including many leading business figures, governs the programs. The sponsors of the 2010 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include several of the top suppliers to sales and customer service professionals. This year's winners will be announced at the awards banquet at the Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida on Monday, February 22.
About Baxa Corporation
Baxa Corporation is a Denver-based manufacturer of medical devices and systems for preparing, handling, packaging and administering liquid medications. The company manufactures and markets a wide range of healthcare products for use in hospitals, critical care units and alternate-site pharmacies. Privately held, Baxa Corporation has subsidiaries in Canada and the United Kingdom, sales infrastructure in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Switzerland; and distribution partners worldwide. Further information is available at www.baxa.com.
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