Categories: General
      Date: Feb 22, 2016
     Title: Watershed Development Corporation Recognizes Top Performers at its 10th Annual Awards Banquet 

Watershed 10 Year Service Award Recipients: Scott Wallingford, Andy Simo, Casey Pristou, Mike Ceruzzi, Jamie Cantwell, Don Stutzke

Watershed's 10 Year Service Award Recipients: Scott Wallingford, Andy Simo, Casey Pristou, Mike Ceruzzi, Jamie Cantwell, Don Stutzke

Watershed Development Corporation Recognizes Top Performers at its 10th Annual Awards Banquet

Watershed Development Corporation recognized its top performers during its 10th Annual Awards Banquet. More than 80 Watershed associates and business partners gathered at the Brandywine in Dixon, Illinois, on Saturday, February 13th to commemorate the event. Watershed’s first ever 10 Year Service Awards were presented to the six individuals that started Watershed business operations back in 2005. “It’s cliché to say time flies when you are having fun, but is certainly has,” said Watershed President and Founder, Casey Pristou. Freeport and McHenry stores each had a big night. Freeport earned Store of the Year honors, its first win. In addition, Freeport’s Sales and Accounts departments were recognized as the company’s best in 2015. McHenry scored Top Revenue and Top Profit distinction, its Product Technicians earned accolades as Watershed’s best and store General Manager, Juan Teran was named Watershed’s Associate of the Year for the second time since joining the company. Yet another highlight of the evening was Clinton, Iowa General Manager, Don Stutzke receiving an award for Lifetime Achievement. Vice President of Operations, Mike Ceruzzi, commented, “2015 was a significant year for Watershed in many ways. We focused on our core operations and achieved many of our business objectives. We are grateful for the dedication and hard work of all of our associates. It’s an honor to recognize our top performers and to lead such a fine team.” Click her for a complete list of 2015 Award Recipients.

About Watershed Development Corporation – Watershed owns and operates Aaron’s (NYSE – AAN) stores throughout Northern Illinois and Iowa. Aaron’s is a leading rent-to-own company with more than 2,000 company and franchise stores throughout North America. Watershed, a franchise operator since 2004, has earned the distinction of being an Aaron’s Top 5 Performing Franchise Operator multiple times since its inception. For More information contact Casey Pristou.



2015 Watershed Development Corporation Award Recipients

10 Year Service Awards - Casey Pristou, Mike Ceruzzi, Scott Wallingford, Andy Simo, Don Stutzke, Jamie Cantwell

5 Year Service Awards – Susie Avila-Romero, Melissa Meinders, Jerry Marquez, Simon Moore

Top Revenue Store – McHenry

Top Profit Store – McHenry

Product Technician Team of the Year – Felipe Castro, Brian Bess (McHenry)

Newcomer of the Year – April Politick

President’s Low Write-Off – Freeport

President’s Perfect Phone Shop – Freeport, Sterling

President’s AIC Growth – Belvidere

President’s Top GAP Producer – Danny Schock

Customer Accounts Department of the Year – Alex Cole, Matt Schaney (Freeport)

Sales Department of the Year – Jamie Cantwell, Melissa Meinders (Freeport)

Above & Beyond – Courtney Mantel, Matt Schaney, Nate Stone, Jessica Lodge, Felipe Castro

Store of the Year – Freeport

Lifetime Achievement – Don Stutzke