Two natives of Duryea, both Pittston Area graduates, were honored recently by the company they work for, Derma Sciences, a Princeton, New Jersey-based company that does business globally. Two of the top awards presented by the company are the “Employee of the Year” and “Sales Rep of the Year.” Marcy Turkos was named “Employee of the Year,” and John Borthwick earned “Sales Rep of the Year.”
According to Barry Wolfenson, group president of Derma Sciences, the company is focused on developing and commercializing products for severe wounds and burns. “We often provide products to help treat wounded warriors from our military,” Wolfenson said.
Borthwick has been a leading sales representative for the company for years. His territory is in Florida. He is one of 50 sales reps for the company within the U.S.
Wolfenson said each year, the reps are tasked with growing their base business of sales. The rep who achieves the greatest increase wins the award for top rep.
Not only did Borthwick earn this distinction for 2014, he also was the top rep in 2013. Borthwick’s job is to meet with clinicians to educate them on products, help them trial the products on their own patients, and then educate the staff when the product is officially brought in for use at the location.