College of Central Florida student earns #12 scholarship for sales performance

Fall 2012 #12 Vector Marketing All-American Scholarship Winner, James McKinney

Wilmington, DE (February 18, 2013) – James McKinney, of Ocala, Florida, has received an All-American Scholarship for his outstanding sales achievement with Vector Marketing, the company that sells CUTCO® Cutlery. With more than 40,000 sales representatives, McKinney ranked #12, for the most recent campaign. This is his first time winning a scholarship with the company since he began selling in early 2012.

The Vector Marketing All-American scholarship program salutes those students who have excelled in their roles as sales representatives, while maintaining the demanding life of a college student. Each year, Vector recognizes its top 100 sales representatives, during three separate scholarship competitions.

McKinney served in the United States Air Force before enrolling at the College of Central Florida where he is currently a sophomore pharmacy student. His mother recommended that he apply for the sales position with Vector and he quickly found success. In addition to his sales achievements, McKinney is currently an assistant manager in Vector’s Ocala office and is a summer branch manager candidate for the upcoming summer.

“Working with Vector has taught me so much about life, people, and business. At this age, I never thought that I could be so business oriented. Winning this scholarship is just one of many achievements I hope to earn with the company. On a personal note, I credit my Vector manager with giving me the power to quit chewing tobacco, something I had done for nearly a quarter of my life,” says McKinney.

About CUTCO Cutlery & Vector Marketing

Vector Marketing Corporation, a subsidiary of CUTCO Corporation headquartered in Olean, NY, is the exclusive marketer of CUTCO® Cutlery and accessories, which are sold directly to consumers via in-home demonstrations. The company has an extensive leadership training and life skills development program in place to encourage its college-student reps to not only succeed with sales of its products but to equip them with the tools and lessons necessary to succeed in life. To view Vector’s All-American Scholarship campaign, visit Work for Students or contact the Academic Programs office at (800) 865-1575.