Bloomington, Minn. … March 13, 2018 … GN Hearing, a global leader in Smart Hearing aid technology, announced today that it earned six Stevie® Awards (five Gold and one Bronze) for its North America ReSound business teams in the 12th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service competition.

The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world’s top honors for customer service, contact center, business development and sales professionals. The Stevie Awards organizes seven of the world’s leading business awards programs, also including the prestigious American Business AwardsSM and International Business Awards®.

ReSound teams were recognized as the Gold winner in the following categories:

  • National Sales Executive of the Year – Mikkel Knudsen, vice president – sales
  • Government Sales Team of the Year – John Pettus, vice president – government services
  • Business Development Executive of the Year – Keith Lewis, vice president – business development
  • Sales Training or Education Leader of the Year – Sarah Klett, director of training
  • Sales Support Team of the Year – Sales and Training Teams

The Company’s Bronze Stevie Award was earned in the National Sales Team of the Year category.

“These awards are a testament to our dedicated employees, whose tireless efforts help support hearing care professionals and their patients who benefit every day from our smart hearing aids,” said Kim Lody, president of GN Hearing North America, who in 2016 named Tom Woods as president of the ReSound North America business to oversee a comprehensive growth strategy. “Under Tom’s leadership, we have expanded and strengthened our organization through various sales, training, product, government-related and customer service initiatives in order to bring our state-of-art hearing instruments to more people, helping address hearing loss in this country. These efforts are paying off, and we are honored that the award judges took note.”

More than 2,500 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were evaluated in this year’s competition. Winners were determined by the average scores of more than 150 professionals worldwide in seven specialized judging committees. Entries were considered across 89 categories for customer service and contact center achievements; 60 categories for sales and business development achievements; and several other categories recognizing new products and services as well as solution providers.


About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

About GN Hearing and ReSound

GN Hearing A/S is the medical device division of the GN Group, a global leader in intelligent audio solutions. The company leads the industry in superior sound quality and connectivity. Founded in 1869, the GN Group employs more than 5,000 people worldwide, and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (GN.CO). GN Hearing is dedicated to making life sound better and developing meaningful solutions that transform lives through the power of sound.

GN Hearing’s ReSound hearing aids, available from leading hearing care professionals, set worldwide standards for quality and intuitive technology. For more information on ReSound hearing aids, please visit


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