Sep 07 2011
Buddy Swisshelm – Steel City Eagles
Congratulations on a great year! Buddy Swisshelm led his Steel City Eagles to the #1 Region in Dollar Volume for 2007! They broke the 25 year old record for Dollar Volume sold in one year, which was set by Lloyd Allard in 1983.
“Buddy continually walks his talk as he is out selling along side his Dealers. He sells, talks the basics and keeps it simple, which is the banner of a true leader and Manager,” said Kozell Boren.
The Steel City Eagles were #1 for 9 months of 2007 and 7 of those months were consecutive! Buddy was also #2 Regional Manager in 2005, #1 Dealer Dollar Volume in 2004, #1 Regional Manager in 2003, #1 Dealer Dollar Volume in 2003 and #1 Regional Manager in 1991.
Buddy was hired in July 1980 in Houston, Texas by Jim Estep and Roger Pelton. He was quickly promoted to District Manager in November 1980 and then promoted to Regional Manager in March 1982. Buddy won the “Reach for Excellence Award” three times; in 2001 and 2002 for Highest Delivery Percentage and in 2003 for Regional Growth and Consistency.
In March of 1989, Buddy broke the Regional Dollar Volume Record for one month and held it for many years. He holds the current Regional Dollar Volume Record, which he broke in May 2003.
Buddy and his beautiful wife, Kaye, have three children, Julia, Nick and Angelina.