Sonny Merryman Excels at Thomas Built Buses Dealer Meeting

Thomas Built Buses dealers convened last week in San Antonio, TX for the OEM’s annual dealer meeting. The gathering provided an immersive experience, fostering learning, collaboration, and networking opportunities aimed at enhancing collective businesses and customer experiences.

Despite the cloudy and rainy weather during the three-day event, the Sonny Merryman team shone brightly at the highly anticipated awards show on the meeting’s final evening. Held during the esteemed Thomas President’s Dinner, dealership teams and individual members were honored for their outstanding achievements throughout the 2023 calendar year.

Cory Compton, Brady Childress, Mike Wirt, Floyd Merryman, and Caley Edgerly of Team Sonny enjoying the TBB President’s Dinner and Awards Presentation.

Sonny Merryman’s dealership garnered several prestigious accolades, showcasing their commitment to excellence and exceptional performance:

Parts Department Pioneers Derek Shelton, Glenn Taylor, and their dedicated team were lauded with gold-level status among their peers. Sonny Merryman clinched the evening’s highest parts category honor, the Platinum Parts Award, underscoring their unparalleled dedication and expertise.

Glenn Taylor, Assistant Parts Manager accepting the Platinum Parts award.

Training Excellence Daniel Droog, the esteemed trainer, earned the Platinum Award for his exceptional contributions to service training. Additionally, Droog was recognized as the Midwest Region Trainer of the Year, a testament to his unparalleled dedication and expertise in customer training.

Western Region Sales Manager, Cory Compton accepting the 1st Place Large Market sales award.

Sales Success Cory Compton, Western Region Sales Manager, secured First Place in the Large Market category for school bus sales, showcasing his prowess in meeting client needs within a competitive market. Additionally, Mike Wirt was honored for his outstanding lifetime achievement in Pupil Transportation, boasting 26 years of dedicated service at Sonny Merryman.

Team Recognition The collective efforts of Team Sonny were celebrated as they received the President Club Platinum Award. Moreover, they were honored as one of the five finalists for the prestigious Dealer of the Year award, reaffirming their status as one of the nation’s premier dealerships.

Mike Wirt, Floyd Merryman, and Dean Farmer accepting the Platinum President’s Club award on behalf of Team Sonny.

While New England Transit claimed the coveted Dealer of the Year title, Sonny Merryman extends heartfelt congratulations to George Logan and his team for their deserving win. As the Sonny Merryman team returns to work, they remain committed to delivering their collective best, fueled by the dedication and excellence that define their dealership.