Mark Martin of Applied Industrial Technologies was named the 2013 "Sales Representative of the Year" by The Poultry Federation of Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, during the association's 54th annual Poultry Festival. The award has been presented annually by The Poultry Federation since 1968, and it is based on the nominee's involvement and support of the association and the industry.

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Martin has been in the poultry industry for more than 30 years.  During his career, he has worked up through the ranks, from driver position to local management to strategic account manager, gaining an understanding of how each role impacts the business network. According to his poultry customers: "He has made a great impact on the overall business as they have moved to new levels. He has earned respect and trust from several business units with his humble yet always business directed approach."