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ERA's 49th Management & Marketing Conference

Dave Winner and Todd Ford recently attended ERA's 49th Management and Marketing Conference in Austin TX. The conference was sold out, and for good reason: the content and speakers were excellent. We have many ideas and practical tools we are putting into use today and in the coming months. We were also joined by six of our top Principals: Cornell Dubilier & Illinios Cap, CTS, E-T-A, Laird, Triad, and ZF who are Manufacturing Members of ERA. We heard great feedback from all of our principal attendees, too. Thank you all for attending, investing your time and money, to continue strengthening and improving your chosen sales network.

Now Representing Yageo

Yageo America, a world leader in resistor and capacitor production, is now represented by SACS across all our territories. We are excited about this great addition to our linecard, and will represent the Chip & Through Hole Resistors, MLCC, Wireless Components, and ViTHROM Power Resistor lines.

James Brooks presented '50s Tribute Les Paul

SACS proudly recognized Account Manager James Brooks in January as he was presented with a new Gibson Les Paul '50s Tribute Electric Guitar. Gibson is a major account for James so it is proper that he have one of their quality instruments for use while playing in his church band. James consistently performs at a high level and it a highly valued member of the SACS team. ROCK ON JAMES!

CTS Meeting @ Topgolf

We had a great time at our CTS meeting this year. Greg Thompson, Karin Reeves, and John Hurd represented SACS in Dallas in early January. We played a chilly game of Topgolf and came home excited about growing with CTS in 2018.

James Brooks CPMR Certification Update

James Brooks attended his second year of CPMR 201 (Certified Professional Manufacturers Representative) training in Austin, Texas at the UT campus. Year two dives deeper into the essentials of managing and evaluating the Rep firm as a whole. These areas include productivity, profitability, human resources, sales management and fiscal management. James looks forward to attending next year for his final week of CPMR 301 and to receiving his CPMR certification.

Cherry Americas releases new pair of MX keyswitches

Cherry Americas LLC (Pleasant Prairie, WI) has unwrapped its new pair of MX keyswitches: Cherry Silent and Cherry Silent RGB. Available in red and black stem versions, they furnish patent-pending noise reduction and multiple fastening configurations. In all, four models are offered: Cherry MX3A-L1NN (Silent Red), MX3A-11NN (Silent Black), MX3A-L1NA (Silent RGB Red), and MX3A-11NA (Silent RGB Black). Read more