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GORDON G. RALSTON
3205 Bonnell Avenue S.E.
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 308-2118
E-mail ggordonr@aol.com
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SALES / BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT


Turning hard work into growth-success into value by building strong
relationships. driving sales and providing exceptional customer service.

Award-winning sales professional with extensive experience increasing
revenue, expanding markets and optimizing profits for multiple operations.
Expertise encompasses strategic sales initiatives, negotiations and
delivery of quality products and customer services. Excel in identifying,
cultivating and maintaining productive and loyal client relationships.
Selected accomplishments include national number one rankings and company
specific awards.
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ABILITIES & ACHIEVEMENTS


. Dairy Merchandiser of the Year Award, among over 400
representatives.
. Increased market share, expanded new business, increasing sales
an average 35% per year while managing and servicing over 100
accounts.
. Salesperson of the year, recipient of Presidents Club Award-four
consecutive years.
. Ranked top three in sales among over 500 sales representatives
while setting up sales and salary guidelines to recruit and
retain a local and national sales force.
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CAREER TRACK

Sales Manager 2007/2008
Probuss, Inc. Grand
Rapids, MI
Contract position, short term to help launch sales and marketing plan for
corporate service products with full accountability for achieving
performance goals. Coordinate all sales initiatives, identify and develop
new opportunities and manage key client relationships.
. Implemented and drove business plan that exceeded sales and
operating goals.
. Develop and support the implementation of operational
standards throughout the company to achieve measurable
results.


Territory Manager 2001/2007
Stonhard Inc. Grand
Rapids, MI
Provided leadership responsible for all sales, installation and management
in the highly competitive West Michigan market of industrial and commercial
flooring products. Activities included generating new sales, managing
client relationships, conducting audits, accounts receivable managing
installation of critical systems.
. Instituted measures that resulted in increased profitability
over previous year and expanded territory sales in a
decreased geographic area.
. Introduced cutting edge upscale products for targeted
customer base, playing a key role increasing visibility,
customer exposure and profitability.

Business Development 1991/2008
Coral Laundries, Inc. Wyoming, MI
Self-service laundry facility, Owner

Territory Manager 1991/1995
Cintas Corporation Grand Rapids, MI
Responsible for sales development and supplied specialized products and
services to large, medium and small businesses and institutions.
Coordinated sales and salary guidelines to recruit and retain local and
national sales force.
. Ranked #1, #2, #3 nationally among over 500 sales
representatives.
. Recipient of presidents club award-four consecutive years.
. National Salesperson of the Year Award.

Territory Manager 1986/1991
Gordon Food Service Grand Rapids, MI
Accomplished dramatic sales results in a specific geographic territory
while managing and servicing over 100 accounts. Provided extraordinary
customer service while maintaining sales and budget goals.
. Increased market penetration within existing accounts while
expanding new business and increasing sales an average 35%
per year.
. Dairy Merchandiser of the Year Award among over 400
representatives.
. Presidents Club Award.
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LEARNING CREDENTIALS
B.A. Business Administration - Marketing/Communications
Davenport University, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids Junior College
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Gordon Ralston
Name: Gordon Ralston
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Location: Michigan,United States

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