On Thursday, June 18, American International Industries (A.I.I.) presented three of the company’s partner distributors with the keys to their own customized vans as part of the A.I.I. Partner Sales Incentive Program. Donald Anderson, A.I.I. Southwest regional manager, presented the keys to Beauty Zone Beauty Supply, Kashi Beauty Supply, and Nails West Beauty Center in recognition of their outstanding sales performance.
Each van was customized with the logo, address, and phone number of each business as well as the logos of all of A.I.I.’s nail brands and were stocked with products from the company's brands, including (but not limited to) Ever Glaze long-lasting polish, China Glaze, EzFlow, IBD, Nail Tek, Gena, and Thermal Spa.
“There are many reasons for success. We have dedicated employees, dedicated sales managers, and the best sales reps in the industry. We truly have the greatest customers any manufacturer can ask for, and our three partners represent that in so many ways,” says Charlie Loveless, A.I.I. VP of operations.
To be part of the program, distributors had to include 15 of A.I.I.’s brands as part of the purchasing package. To receive a van, they had to increase sales by half-a-million dollars from the previous year.
“My van is like a Superbowl trophy for my company. It shows achievement and what we’ve accomplished as a team,” says Tony Hoang, owner of Nails West Beauty Center.
Although Kashi Beauty Supply is a smaller store at only 1,000 sq. ft., owners Kelly and Bryan Nguyen put a lot of heart into their business and are within the top five in sales within their area. “This van means a lot to us. I drive to and from the warehouse to pick up products sometimes 25 times a day, and the van will really help us in our day to day business,” says Kelly Nguyen.
“We are driven and try to exceed our sales quota at 25% per year. But to get to half a million in sales over the previous year was a year-long challenge, and I’m so excited to see our new van in person after meeting our goal,” says Don Le from Beauty Zone Beauty Supply.
The three distributors honored are all based in Garden Grove, Calif., which is part of Little Saigon, home to the largest Vietnamese-American population in the U.S.
Congratulations to A.I.I. and its distributors. If you happen to catch the vans cruising around town, share a photo with us!