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Nissan Forklift Announces Pinnacle Award Winners

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Nissan Forklift Corporation announced its Pinnacle Sales and Emeritus Award winners for 2011. Chad Lentz and Brett Levin join other top sales professionals who have been honored with Pinnacle Awards.

Nissan Forklift recognizes Chad Lentz as the 2011 Pinnacle Sales Award winner. Lentz is the Fargo, N.D. branch manager of Forklifts of Minnesota in Bloomington, Minn. He began working at the dealership as a forklift mechanic almost 20 years ago.

“Chad is a self-motivated person who has combined his forklift knowledge, pleasant personality and excellent work habits to become one of the most successful salespeople this company has employed in its 60-year history,” said Clayton Schubert, president of Forklifts of Minnesota.

Nissan Forklift also recognizes Brett Levin as the 2011 Pinnacle Emeritus Award winner. Levin is the sales manager for new and used equipment at Material Handling Supply, Inc. in Brooklawn, N.J. He started with the company as a shop technician 15 years ago.

“Brett’s knowledge of recommending and selling the right models and specifications for so many different applications has set him and our company apart in our marketplace,” said Bob Levin, president of Materials Handling Supply, Inc. “He was given a territory that didn’t yield the market share we wanted and in two years he turned this territory into one of our most productive.”

Nissan Forklift’s Pinnacle Sales Awards were created in 1994 to honor the top sales representatives who have exhibited a consistently high level of sales performance and professionalism.

The Nissan Pinnacle Emeritus Award was created in 1998 to honor sales professionals who had made a significant contribution to their dealerships and Nissan Forklift prior to the creation of the Pinnacle Sales Award or who have been promoted to management positions.

Dealer principals must nominate individuals for the Pinnacle Awards. A Pinnacle selection committee chooses the winner based on the nominee’s sales accomplishments, territory dominance and contribution to the success of the dealership and Nissan Forklift Corporation.

“These award-winning individuals exhibit the qualities that Nissan Forklift wants to present to its customers,” said James J. Radous III, vice president, sales and marketing, Nissan Forklift. “Their dedication and contributions are greatly appreciated and Nissan Forklift is proud to acknowledge them with these Pinnacle Awards.”

About Nissan Forklift Corporation
Nissan Forklift Corporation designs, manufactures and supports a complete line of material handling equipment that delivers features resulting in greater dependability, higher productivity and lower operational costs. Headquartered in Marengo, Ill., Nissan Forklift has a network of more than 100 authorized dealerships with over 225 locations across North, South and Latin America, as well as additional worldwide locations.

For more information, contact Nissan Forklift Corporation, 240 North Prospect Street, Marengo, IL 60152. Phone 815/568-0061, Fax 815/568-0179, visit or send email to

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