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Tom Craig, Pete Veris Named 2007 Titleist Sales Representatives of the Year

Titleist, Golf’s Symbol of Excellence, proudly announces the selection of Tom Craig and Pete Veris as 2007 Sales Representatives of the Year.  The official presentation to recognize Craig and Veris for this distinguished honor took place during the Titleist National Brand Meeting in Orlando, Fla.

Tom Craig
Craig joined Titleist as its golf club representative in his native Philadelphia in 1995, where he has excelled for over 12 years.  During his tenure, he has focused on golf clubs for eight years, golf balls for three years and full-line equipment for the past year and a half.  His consistent record of sales achievement, strong business partnerships and commitment to customer service contributed to him earning the highest honor in the Titleist sales organization, as well as a fourth consecutive Gold Circle Award, representative of excellence in annual sales performance.  He is also a valuable resource in Titleist's sales training efforts and excels in the role of mentor to many of the company's newer Sales Representatives.

Craig grew up caddying in the Philadelphia area, attended Archbishop Ryan High School and earned a basketball scholarship to Edinboro State University.  He broke into the golf business in 1990, following 10 years working in various sales training and management positions outside the industry.  Tom and his wife of 24 years, Jan, have one son, Brendan, and reside in the Philadelphia area.

Pete Veris
Veris earns the coveted honor for the second time in his 10-year career with Titleist.  He has been the Titleist and Cobra golf club sales representative in Los Angeles since joining the company in 1998, and has earned an unmatched nine Titleist Gold Circle Awards over the last decade. 

Veris, a 20-year golf industry veteran, is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and the San Diego Golf Academy.  Pete and his wife Jackie have been married for 31 years and are the parents of three children, Lindsay, Jessica and Jason.

“In a challenging business environment, the performances of Tom Craig and Pete Veris stand apart by virtue of their sales growth, consistency and heightened customer focus,” commented David Maher, Vice President, Titleist U.S. Sales.  “Both of these individuals are terrific ambassadors for the Titleist brand and our Associates, and have earned a high level of respect and trust from their Philadelphia and Los Angeles based customers, whom they have worked with and serviced for the past two decades.  Their across-the-board performances in 2007, and consistent annual contributions over the years to all aspects of company and customer success, reflect the strength and dedication of our Titleist sales force to providing the highest level of service and support to our valued customers.”

Titleist, FootJoy, Cobra and Pinnacle brands comprise the major golf brands of Acushnet Company, an operating company of Fortune Brands (NYSE: FO).  For more information about Titleist, visit us online at www.titleist.com or contact Joe Gomes, Director of Communications (508.979.3211).

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