Power to Paradise: Vanguard® University Contest Winner Announced

Brushing up on product knowledge, learning more about Vanguard’s manufacturing process and discovering dealer support opportunities can make a big impact on your business — and your vacation options.

Vanguard University is a sales training platform that offers more than 10 courses on Vanguard engine product lines, the new Vanguard Commercial Lithium-Ion Battery Packs, new innovations and manufacturing operations. Completing these courses equips dealers and distributors with all the information they need to be successful — and from October 2019 to April 2020, completing a course was an automatic entry to win an all-inclusive trip for two to Montego Bay, Jamaica, as part of the Power to Paradise sweepstakes. More than 4,600 courses were completed to qualify as entries while the contest was running. 

And one lucky dealer who completed multiple courses is walking away with more knowledge and a trip to paradise!

Quote- We have a fully integrated solution down to our motor controller. - Dave Schulenberg

“The biggest thing I took from the courses was a deeper understanding of the new products, which I’ve used to help educate customers,” says Ricky Meloche, service manager at Able Lawnmower Sales & Service in Greenacres, Florida, and the lucky winner of the contest. “Winning the contest was a big shock. I don’t often win much and it’s refreshing to know I have a nice vacation coming up.”

Ricky plans to take his wife with him on the six-day trip to Jamaica and says they’re looking forward to relaxing together. “My wife has never been out of the country so it will be an adventure for us,” he says.

While he won’t be thinking about work while relaxing on the beach, he might just think of the beach the next time he explains the advantages of a new Vanguard product to a customer. Congratulations, Ricky! 

About Briggs & Stratton Corporation:

Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG), headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is focused on providing power to get work done and make people's lives better. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, pressure washers, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®,  Ferris®, Vanguard®, Allmand™, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. For additional information, please visit www.basco.com and www.briggsandstratton.com.