Current Position: District manager with the Sherwin-Williams Company.
Career Track & Achievements: Began as Assistant Store Manager in 1991. By August 1993, Lewis had been promoted to Sales Representative, in which he beat the previous year’s territory sales volume by over 20%. Lewis has received the Master’s Club Award, President’s All-Stars in 1986, Top 50 Sales Representatives in the entire United States, and the Leader’s Club Award. Lewis also closed a $1.2 million dollar deal with the Chicago Housing Authority.
My Typical Day: A day is comprised of making store visits to coach store managers, managing inventory, managing receivables, merchandising, training the staff, and also completing administrative duties back at the office.
Why you should consider a career in Sales: There are many reasons, including self-gratification, freedom to grow relationships, and financial benefits.
How The Sales Program Helped to Prepare Me for My Career: The courses at Illinois State helped me to understand that selling is a process and not just price. Service and relationships go a long way, and people buy from me.