Pirtek Announces Winners of its 17th Annual Franchise Owner Conference Awards Pirtek Leaders Gathered to Celebrate 2014 Success


Pirtek Leaders Gathered to Celebrate 2014 Success



Rockledge, Fla. — Pirtek, an industry leader in fluid power system hose repair, recently held its annual awards ceremony in Melbourne, Fla. Franchise owners and corporate leaders from around the country met to celebrate the brand’s achievements, learn best practices and review key initiatives for 2015.



Awards ranged from “Most Knowledgeable” and “Most Enthusiastic” to “15 Years of Service.” Some were voted on by franchise owners and others were awarded by Pirtek’s corporate team for reaching milestones or achieving record sales numbers.



“I am proud of the entire Pirtek USA team for such a successful year. Without our franchisees and their employees, we would not be where we are today. Our annual conference gives us the chance to celebrate them and their incredible achievements,” said Gwyn O’Kane, Pirtek USA Vice President for Franchise Development. “We are looking forward to partnering with new franchise owners in 2015 and the key to that success is our strong foundation of current franchisees.”



  • The full list of conference winners includes:


  • “Cog Award” Award –  Ray Beverly Rettinger – PIRTEK Altamonte Springs


  • “Pyramid” Award – Ramiro Galvez – PIRTEK Commerce South


  • “Most Enthusiastic” Award – Erin Gilliam, PIRTEK Kent


  • “Mentor of the Year” Award – Jim Lager, PIRTEK Love Field Meacham


  • “Most Knowledgeable” Award – Carl Jones, PIRTEK North Valley & South Valley 


  • “Franchise of the Year”  –  Jim Lager – PIRTEK Love Field


  • “Rookie of the Year” Award -  David Entwistle – PIRTEK Rockville


  • “Titan” Award – Detroit Team – Eli Dorfman, Oliver Romano and Team


  • “Come Back Kid” Award – Mike McCarthy – PIRTEK Norcross & Dobbins


  • “Top Dog” Award – Ken Adair – PIRTEK O’Hare


  • “Franchise Sales and Support Representative of the Year” – Tim Hastings


  • “PIRTEK USA MVP” – Morgan Arundel    


10 Years of Service

Kim Metcalf–June 2014

Mike Metcalf – August 2014  



15 Years of Service 

Georganne DeSeve – Nov. 2014



As a reflection of the valuable business opportunity it offers to savvy entrepreneurs, the brand was ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Top 500 Franchises in 2015. Pirtek also proved to be one of the most innovative brands in the space with the recent introduction of an e-mobile system.  Technicians are equipped with tablets that allow them to provide quotes, make orders and update client information remotely.



“Our franchise system succeeds because there is a limitless landscape for creating new business, and no other brand can match Pirtek’s response time for on site hose replacment, quality of work, client satisfaction and innovation,” O’Kane said. “Pirtek continues to be a leader in the space and we are looking forward to a big 2015.”








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