Manuel Vela, Twin Falls, Idaho, Wins Top Honors For Sales And Customer Service At Verizon Wireless' National President's Cabinet

TWIN FALLS, ID — Local resident Manuel Vela, assistant manager - retail with Verizon Wireless in Idaho, has earned membership in Verizon Wireless' President's Cabinet, an honor reserved for those ranking in the top two percent nationally in sales during 2005.

Vela earned the distinction by demonstrating exceptional sales leadership in providing Twin Falls-area customers with outstanding service on company products and services, including wireless data services, like NationalAccess service, TXT and Picture Messaging services. The recognition places him as one of the company's top performers among its more than 15,000 sales representatives across the country.

"At Verizon Wireless, we encourage our employees to focus on matching our products and services to customer needs," said Jeff Mango, regional president, Verizon Wireless. "Manuel exemplifies what it means to put customers first. He is highly valued by us and his customers."

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