From left: Daniel Grabski, sales manager, Dale's Drum Shop, Jerry Smith, Zildjian North American sales manager, Dale Wise, president, Dale's Drum Shop, Patrick Besecker, Dale's Drum Shop and Adam Cocio, Zildjian sales planning manager.

Dale's Drum Shop Receives Zildjian 'Outstanding Dealer Award'

Zildjian recently presented its 2014 "Outstanding Dealer Award" to Dale's Drum Shop of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Dale's was recognized for its sales achievements in 2014.

"Our company saw solid sales growth from 2013 to 2014 thanks to the combined efforts of all our valued dealers," said Craigie Zildjian, Zildjian CEO. "A special 'thank you' goes out to Dale's Drum Shop, who particularly achieved substantial, year-on-year sales growth with our brand."

Dan Grabski, sales manager at Dale's, attributes the shop's success with Zildjian cymbals to having a wide variety products in stock at all times, including the company's higher-end products.

"Where others are too scared to jump in, we dive in," Grabski said. "We have all the Constantinople cymbals in stock. Where most shops are too scared to try one, we have everything they offer."

"We couldn't have done this without Zildjian's help," Grabski continued. "It was definitely a team effort and a partnership. They always try to make our ideas come true. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, but Zildjian is there all the way, helping us 100-percent [of the time]. They give their attention and focus to catering to independent music shops."