ATAS International named Kyle Ferenc, CSI, and Cathy Parrino as the 2023 recipients of the annual Malan S. Parker Award last week; the award recognizes the top ATAS sales professionals each year. 

The award, named exemplary ATAS product representative in the New England territory, Malan S. “Steve” Parker, who passed away in 2002, was created to honor the hard work and dedication sales teams devote to ATAS. 

In an April 2 news release, ATAS said Ferenc and Parrino were chosen as the 2023 winners for their teamwork in overall sales growth and observance of corporate goals and objectives.  

Kyle Ferenc, CSI 

Ferenc is the ATAS product representative for northern Illinois and all of Wisconsin, and it’s the first year he has won this award.  Ferenc has been with ATAS for nearly four years and has 17 years of experience in architectural building products sales.  

He has a bachelor of science degree in Political Science and Government from the University of Iowa, and a certification in metal roof installation from the Metal Construction Association. Ferenc serves on the board of directors for the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Chicago chapter and is the chair of the committee for that chapter’s CSi2eye 2024; an annual premiere one-on-one technical education event held in Chicago on May 9, 2024.

Cathy Parrino 

Parrino is an inside technical salesperson at ATAS and has been with the organization for four years. In 2023, she provided support to Ferenc within their territory. Prior to joining ATAS, she was an Inside Sales Rep for Pella Windows and Doors in its Staten Island, N.Y. showroom.  

Earlier in her career, Parrino was a building manager assistant for nine years with a major company that owned and developed buildings throughout New York City, where she dealt with contractors, tenants, and the engineering team. 

“The region this team covers, Illinois and Wisconsin, has been a growing market for us,” said Mark Bus, ATAS national sales manager. “We have great customer partnerships and a new manufacturing facility located in this region; Kyle and Cathy did a tremendous job increasing company sales and furthering our expansion in that region.”  

Patrick Starr, District Sales Manager, added, “Tenacity and authenticity are words I would use to describe Kyle … [and] teaming him up with Cathy, who exudes these same characteristics, makes for an unbeatable team; congratulations to them both.”

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