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VIZIO Customer Service Excellence Recognized with 15 StevieŽ Awards

VIZIO's Total Number of Stevie Awards Climbs to 63 Since 2012 (February 28, 2017)

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO, Inc. announced today recognition for its customer service excellence at the11th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Accolades for this year in addition to the coveted Top Ten Grand StevieŽ Award include: two gold, eight silver and four bronze medals, bringing VIZIO's Stevie Award total to 63 since 2012. More than 500 nominated customer service and sales executives from around the world attended the event.  The awards were presented to honorees during a gala banquet on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV.

"VIZIO is thrilled to be recognized by the Stevie Awards for the sixth consecutive year," said Scott Patten, Vice President of Support, VIZIO. "We are blessed to have a team of support professionals who genuinely care about providing Customer Service Excellence to our 70 million-plus customers."

The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service evaluated more than 2,300 nominations from organizations from 43 nations across multiple industries. Entries were considered in 53 categories for customer service and contact center achievements. More than 60 members of several specialized judging committees determined recipients of gold, silver and bronze Stevie Award winners.

In addition to VIZIO's Top Ten Grand StevieŽ Award, VIZIO customer support agents were awarded in the following categories:

2 Gold StevieŽ Awards
Mira Anson
Category: Customer service manager of the year

Luis Perez
Category: Young customer service professional of the year

8 Silver StevieŽ Awards
VIZIO Irvine SmartCast Queue
Category: Front-Line Customer Service Team of the Year

Ilene Schindler
Category: Front line customer service professional

William Kranig
Category: Back-Office Customer Service Professional of the Year

Josie Schoenhoerr
Category: Contact Center Professional of the Year

VIZIO Dakota Dunes Team
Category: Contact Center of the Year (Over 100 Seats) - Determined to succeed

VIZIO Dakota Dunes Field Issue Tracking Team
Category: Back-Office Customer Service Team of the Year 

VIZIO Dakota Dunes Leadership Team
Category: Customer Service Management Team of the Year 

Tyrel Drey and Mark "Red" Brown - Knowledge Exchange Certification Process
Category: Customer Service Training Team of the Year

4 Bronze StevieŽ Awards
VIZIO Dakota Dunes Team
Category: Customer Service Department of the Year

Derek Teut: Dakota Dunes
Category: Contact center leader of the Year

VIZIO Executive Resolution Team
Category: Customer Service Team of the Year - Recovery Situation

VIZIO Executive Resolution Team
Category: Customer Service Complaints Team of the Year

"Entries to the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service continue to grow every year, further validating the essential roles that business development, customer service, and sales play in business success," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. "The widespread support of this program made the 2017 competition that much more intense among finalists. The judges were deeply impressed by the winner's accomplishments and we congratulate all of the winners on their commitment to excellence and innovation."

Details about the 2017 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Stevie winners in all categories are available at

VIZIO's mission is to deliver the ultimate entertainment experience through our community of connected consumers, advertisers, and media content providers. Through our connected entertainment platform, VIZIO is transforming the way consumers discover and experience media content. Since our founding in California in 2002, VIZIO has built an industry-leading brand and sold over 75 million products, including televisions, sound bars and other devices. VIZIO is a leading HDTV brand in America1 and is the #1 sound bar brand in America2. VIZIO product leadership is highlighted by a number of industry reviews and awards, making the 2016 collection the most awarded in company history. The VIZIO SmartCast P-Series, M-Series and E-Series Home Theater Displays all received Editor's Choice awardsand are all listed as CNET's "Best TVs of 20164." The VIZIO M-Series SmartCast Home Theater Display was awarded Editor's Choice from CNET with an 8.8 ratingand the VIZIO SmartCast 65" E-Series Home Theater Display (E65u-D3) was awarded's "Best TV of the Year" award for 20166. Also, the VIZIO D-Series earned a 2016 Editor's Choice award from PC Magazine7. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit

Š 2017 VIZIO, Inc. VIZIO, the V Logo, VIZIO SmartCast, Active LED Zones and other terms and phrases are trademarks or registered trademarks of VIZIO, Inc. All other trademarks and logos are property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

1The NPD Group / Weekly Retail Tracking Service, based on TV units sold in the U.S. from Dec. 30, 2012- Aug. 27, 2016
2 The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, based on sound bar units sold in the U.S. from Jan 2014-Jan 2017
3 Visit for full reviews for the VIZIO SmartCast P-Series (published: 10/28/2016), VIZIO SmartCast M-Series (published: 10/5/2016) and VIZIO SmartCast E-Series (published: 9/13/2016)
4 Visit for full article (published: 12/16/2016)
5 Visit for the full review, published 9/16/2016
Visit for the full E65u-D3 review, published 11/14/16
Visit for the full VIZIO D-Series review, published 3/24/16


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