Ralph Ruggero Named ClarkDietrich Building Systems Salesperson of the Year

Ralph Ruggero has been named 2016 Salesperson of the Year for ClarkDietrich Building Systems.

Ruggero, whose sales area includes parts of New York and New Jersey, has a reputation for being a strong advocate for his customers. His expertise in cold-formed steel framing has helped place the enduring strength of ClarkDietrich materials in some of the world’s tallest and most acclaimed buildings.

“Ralph has an authenticity about him that not only helps build honest connections with people, but enables him to advocate for his customers within our organization. His innate sales instinct is demonstrated in the sustained and steady growth of his territory year-over-year for six years and counting. Ralph has more than earned the title of Salesperson of the Year,” said Brian Panuccio, director of sales for ClarkDietrich Building Systems. Panuccio, himself an advocate for his first-rate sales team, goes on to say, “Ralph is also the top bachelor in the Tri-State Area.”

Ruggero routinely works closely with customers so they may best utilize the full ClarkDietrich product line. His efforts have ensured the specification of ClarkDietrich materials in projects like the acclaimed 432 Park Avenue in New York, which is the tallest residential tower in the western hemisphere; high-end apartment complex 220 Central Park South Tower in New York; the renowned World Trade Centers 1, 3 and 4; and Nordstrom Tower, which will be the tallest residential building in the world.

The Salesperson of the Year award was presented to Ruggero in Louisville, Kentucky, in May 2017 at the company’s annual sales meeting. The accolade comes on the heels of Ruggero’s receiving the Engineering Salesperson of the Year Award in 2016, an award for his work in promoting ClarkDietrich Engineering Services (CDES). CDES is a full-service engineering consulting firm that specializes in cold-formed steel. In fact, it’s the largest engineering firm in the U.S. dedicated to cold-formed steel framing.

When announced as Salesperson of the Year, Ruggero was bestowed the sales team’s traditional red jacket to wear during the Louisville conference. It signifies the intense passion and energy he brings to his job every day. He will in turn place a similar jacket on next year’s winner.

“Congratulations to Ralph for a job well done,” added Panuccio, a sentiment echoed by all at ClarkDietrich.


Ralph is not only a great salesperson, he's a friend that is there for you when you need him and will go the extra miles, time, effort and hard work to achieve a mutually beneficial goal whether professionally or personally. Congratulations Salesman of the year!!