George Washington University student earns #15 scholarship for sales performance

Fall 2012 #15 Vector Marketing All-American Scholarship Winner, Ian Conners

Wilmington, DE (February 25, 2013) – Ian Conners, of Brunswick, Maine, 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, Conners ranked #15 for the most recent campaign. This is the first time he has won a scholarship since beginning with the company in 2008.

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.

Conners is a senior aerospace engineering major and jazz studies minor at George Washington University (GW) in Washington, DC. In addition to his sales achievements, Conners has held many management positions with the company including working as an assistant manager in four offices, a summer branch manager, a sales manager and a pilot office sales manager. Currently, he is a Cutco Sales Professional (CSP) candidate. The CSP distinction is reserved only for the most serious representatives who have made a career out of selling Cutco Cutlery.

Outside of Vector, Conners and his teammates on the GW’s sailboat racing team susccessfully lobbied for and transitioned the team from the campus’s largest student-run team to the school’s 23rd varsity sport. He has been racing sailboats competitively for more than ten years.

“I’ve worked hard to get where I am today and winning this scholarship is great recognition for my efforts. Vector has changed my life. It was the first time I was surrounded by people who truly believed they could make positive changes to their lives. I now have a constant drive for growth and improvement which has helped in every aspect of my life,” says Conners.

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.