Otis Technology recognized J.R Keller of Jeff Robles & Associates as its 2022 Sales Rep of the Year. The company also announced Jeff Robles & Associates as Sporting Goods Sales Agency of the Year, Odle Sales as Law Enforcement Sales Agency of the Year and Forward Edge Marketing Group as Government Sales Agency of the Year.

The awards were announced on the opening morning of the 2023 SHOT Show.

“Keller took over one of our largest retailers when a long-time rep retired and has really stepped up to fill some big shoes,” remarked Kenda Campbell, director, commercial sales, Otis Technology.“His dedication to his territory and the persistent pursuit of getting our brands placed are remarkable. In a challenging year, we really appreciate his dedication to keeping our brand name strong. “

Campbell said of Jeff Robles & Associates, “As Otis’ longest-tenured agency, Jeff and his team continue to show the enthusiasm and knowledge of the Otis product line that it takes to drive business in the ultra-competitive firearms accessories category. In an extremely tough market and year, they continue to outperform expectations.”

Greg Essenlohr, government sales manager, Otis Technology, remarked, “With the Odle LE sales team’s out-of-the-box thinking, they were able to understand and maneuver the uncertainties brought upon by the pandemic and subsequent international turmoil. Not only did they grow existing accounts but cultivated new sales channels within their respective territories.”

“Forward Edge has unrelenting dedication and enthusiasm for our brands which positions Otis to better serve the U.S. Armed Forces Exchange Services. This year alone, we were able to grow our product placement exponentially and position our brand as the mainstay in the category,” said Essenlohr.