Dow India Sales Representatives Recognised with Global Award for Excellence in Sales

Dow’s Pinnacle Award presented to just six percent of company sales force globally

Mumbai, India - May 04, 2009

Viral Shah and Gadhadaran Venkatraman, both senior sales representatives at Dow India, have been selected as the recipients of the company's prestigious Pinnacle Award for 2008. The award is in recognition of their outstanding achievements in building product sales across the India, Middle East & Africa (IMEA) region. Viral and Gadhadaran received their awards at a special ceremony on April 29, 2009 in Zurich, Switzerland.

The Pinnacle Award for Sales Excellence honors Company sales personnel around the world for meeting individual and business goals, managing customer relations and for overall performance when compared with their peers. Those receiving the award represent the top six percent of entire sales organization.

"Our sellers have demonstrated that even despite challenging times, the essence of sales excellence is non-negotiable for customers in our region," said Ramesh Ramachandran, president and CEO, Dow India. "Their dedication and perseverance have enabled them transcend the barriers of a difficult global economy and outperform the finest in their field. As a global award, this is excellent recognition for the organization in the Indian sub-continent."

The Pinnacle Award was established in 1995 to recognize exemplary performance in the global sales organization. It pays tribute to sales professionals who continually make strategic thinking, creativity, innovative problem-solving and customer satisfaction their inspiration for success. The results of their efforts are unsurpassed customer loyalty and outstanding sales results.

About Dow India

Dow Chemical International Private Limited (Dow India) is committed to consistent growth through its expertise as a science and technology leader, its experience as a leading chemical company, and its engagement with the communities in which it operates. With more than 1100 employees, in 12 locations across the country, Dow India has established three Centers of Excellence in the areas of Engineering (Chennai), Research & Development (Pune) and Transactional Services and Expertise (Mumbai) as well as three manufacturing sites and a variety of commercial offices. As a responsible corporate citizen, Dow India provides free artificial limbs and technology development for the 'Jaipur Foot' initiative; built homes through the 'Habitat for Humanity' Jimmy Carter Work Project, and is actively working in collaboration with the Byrraju and Anarde Foundation to supply clean drinking water to villages in India. Further information can be found at

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