ERA PRESS RELEASE
March 11, 2022
Contact: Clare Kluck / Communications Director / email@example.com
ERA Awards 2021 Jess Spoonts White Pin Award and Scholarship to Mark Motsinger, CPMR
The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) White Pin Group has announced that Mark Motsinger, CPMR, President, Wallace Electronic Sales, is the 2021 recipient of the Jess Spoonts – ERA White Pin Scholarship Award. Motsinger will receive a $1,000 grant that can be used to fund his continuing education as a professional field sales representative.
To qualify for this award, nominees must be from an ERA member rep firm; must have been involved in ERA activities and leadership roles on the local and/or national levels for a minimum of two years; and must be willing to devote significant volunteer time to ERA in the foreseeable future.
Motsinger received the award at the 2022 ERA Conference in Austin, Texas on March 1, 2022. Upon receiving the award, Motsinger said, “I was so honored to receive this award. I admired Jess Spoonts and he was a great mentor and friend to me. To receive this award has special meaning for me because of this great personal relationship – it brings back great memories.”
The ERA White Pin Group was formed in 1960 and comprises member reps who have held volunteer leadership positions at the national level of ERA for at least two years and have given extraordinary amounts of time and talent to ERA. The group established the Jess Spoonts – ERA White Pin Scholarship in 2006 to honor its long-time coordinator, the late E. Jess Spoonts of Dallas, Texas. Spoonts, a half-century veteran of the electronics industry, was a past president and chairman of ERA, a mentor to countless reps and other business associates, and one of only 23 members of the association’s Hall of Fame. He passed away in 2008.
The 87-year-old Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) is the international trade organization for professional field sales companies in the global electronics industries, manufacturers who go to market through representative firms and global distributors. It is the mission of ERA to support the professional field sales function through programs and activities that educate, inform and advocate for manufacturers’ representatives, the principals they represent and the distributors who are reps’ partners in local territories. For more information about ERA, visit era.org.