Team Sonny Brings Home Top Awards From Thomas Built Buses

Several Team Sonny members headed out to Dallas, Texas this week for Thomas Built Buses’ annual Dealer Meeting. On Monday evening, more than 150 Thomas Built Buses employees and dealers gathered in AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, to celebrate the network’s accomplishments across the country. The bar was set high as many dealers reached new levels of excellence. Sonny Merryman Inc. was honored to be among them, bringing home top accolades for top individual performers as well as company-wide success.

Daniel Droog, Sonny Merryman Inc. trainer, was awarded the highest level of achievement for trainers, the Trainer of the Year award, after sweeping the title for the Southeast region for the last two consecutive years. During 2016, he trained 1,286 technicians and drivers and developed two new courses. More than 55 trainers from across the country were considered for the award.

Western Region Sales Manager Cory Compton was recognized among Thomas’ top performers under its Sales Wings of Eagles Program. Individuals in this program demonstrate an unparalleled commitment to providing excellent customer service and possess an unmatched level of knowledge about Thomas products. After only two years in the program, Cory achieved Silver Eagle status.

The parts team also achieved Gold level status, the highest ranking position, for the second year in a row. The company operates three part sales locations in Virginia to provide faster delivery and easy access to all of their customers.

Sonny Merryman Inc. was among top performing dealers who received the highest honor – the President’s Club Platinum Award. Floyd Merryman, President and CEO of Sonny Merryman Inc., had this to say, “Our team understands the importance of what we do, and every day we strive to provide our valued partners with the industry’s highest level of customer support. It’s rewarding for us to be recognized by Thomas for our accomplishments. We have a very important job—providing safe transportation for our state’s young people—and that’s something we take quite seriously.”