ATAS Announces the 2023 Sales Team of the Year

April 8, 2024

ATAS International has named Kyle Ferenc, CSI, and Cathy Parrino as the 2023 recipients of the annual Malan S. Parker Award, which recognizes the top ATAS sales professionals each year. Malan S. “Steve” Parker was an exemplary ATAS product representative in the New England territory, and he passed away in 2002. Since then, to honor his hard work and dedication to ATAS, the sales team of the year award is now known as the Malan S. Parker Award. 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 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 close to four years and has a total of 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 (MCA). 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 9th.

Cathy Parrino is an Inside Technical Salesperson at ATAS and has been there for four years. She provided support to Ferenc within their territory in 2023. Prior to joining ATAS, she was an Inside Sales Rep for Pella Windows and Doors in their Staten Island 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.

Mark Bus, National Sales Manager, said, “The region this team covers, IL and WI, has been a growing market for us. 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, said “Tenacity and authenticity are words I would use to describe Kyle. His willingness to provide support and his overall enthusiasm are why he is ATAS’ Salesperson of the Year. Teaming him up with Cathy, who exudes these same characteristics, makes for an unbeatable team. Congratulations to them both.”