BMC First To Have RSPA Certified Sales Professionals

10/7/2011

RSPA announces Bob Bauer and Kathy Hitchings are first Ceritified Sales Professionals

Charlotte, NC - The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) announced the first recipients of the RSPA Sales Specialist and Support Specialist certificate programs. Robert Bauer, President and Kathy Hitchings, Account Manager, both of BMC in Lansing, Michigan are the first to complete the requirements for the RSPA Sales Specialist credential. Michael Brian Smith, hospitality installer and William "Billy" Harris, retail installer both with Postec in Roswell, GA, have also completed the RSPA Support Specialist credentials. The RSPA Specialist curriculum, which is part of RSPA's Certification program, is designed to elevate the professionals in the Retail Technology industry and to bring real value back to both the individuals and their businesses. "Every RSPA member should strive to be Retail Industry Certified," said RSPA President, Joe Finizio. "It provides recognition for those who have made the investment to work at a high level and sets themselves and their company's apart in a crowded marketplace. Anyone can sell POS - Don't be anyone." According to Lauren Stark, RSPA Education Manager, to achieve RSPA Premier Certification status in 2012, a percentage of a company's sales and support staff must complete the RSPA Specialist programs. The RSPA specialist curriculum combines experience, online, and onsite courses designed to improve professionalism and service. "I'm excited that BMC and Postec have taken a leadership position among our reseller community to have their entire staff pursue this credentialing program and I know that more will soon follow their path," said Stark. "Postec's corporate mission is to improve our customer's bottom lines. We strongly believe that continuing education for our employees is an important component of achieving this mission," said Mike Seymour, Vice President, Postec. For more information about RSPA's continuing education and/or certification program, visit GoRSPA.org/Education. To learn more about RSPA certified companies, visit www.RSPAcertified.com. RSPA Press Release

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