Rick Beal, based in Southern California was awarded the Bob Gelman Outstanding Rental Representative Award at the 2017 Rental Show in Orlando, Fla., by David Silverman, global sales manager and Andy Zelazny, national sales manager of General Pipe Cleaners, McKees Rocks, Pa.

Rick Beal has represented General Pipe Cleaners, a division of General Wire Spring Co. in Southern California, for 27 years. 

The Outstanding Rental Representative Award is named in honor of Bob Gelman, former sales manager of General Pipe Cleaners for 27 years, until his untimely passing in April 2001. 

General Pipe Cleaners, a division of General Wire Spring Co., is a leading manufacturer of high quality American-made drain cleaning equipment. In business since 1930, the third generation family-owned company is celebrating more than 85 years of service to drain cleaning professionals and plumbing contractors, as well as facilities managers, the rental industry and the hardware/DIY market.