Grohe named Roy Roberts, southern California district sales manager, as its 1998 Man of the Year. Roberts was recognized for his outstanding sales management.

Also, the company presented Added Sales Co. with its Rep of the Year award. Added Sales Co. represents Grohe in the Chicago metropolitan area, northern Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana.

"Added Sales has delivered three years of consecutive double-digit sales growth for Grohe," Jeff Noll, Grohe's vice president/sales, said in a statement. Joe Banks, Grohe's territory sales manager for Arizona and southern Nevada including Las Vegas, received the company's Al Corwin President's Club membership award.

In other news, Grohe was named 1998 Vendor of the Year by C.L. Watt. The award recognizes the mutually supportive relationship that has developed between Grohe and the C.L. Watt membership since Grohe gained "endorsed vendor" status in 1996.