Eric Jacobi, from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia was recognized by Canadian retailers as the 2015 Independent Sales Rep of the Year. He represents lines from wholesale suppliers including Ty Canada LLC, Victorinox Swiss Army Inc., Can Am Trading Company Ltd., and Panam United International (Quebec) Inc.
Learning the business alongside his father Arno Jacobi, Eric started his career in sales at the age of 21. When his father retired, he took over his product lines and picked up a few of his own. Eric looks at the people he works with as friends, not customers, and lives by the motto, "Be honest and stay on the road."
“My father taught me to be honest with people and always put the customer first,” says Eric. “I would like to thank all of my customers for honouring me with this award.”