Jim Patterson, president of Patterson Co. in Northbrook, Ill. has won Automatic Merchandiser’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Broker of the Year. Patterson believes that his staff members are one of the most important aspects of his business and that they set his company apart from others. “Our success is a function of the quality and effort of our sales staff and sales support staff. I am proud to say they are the best in the business,” said Patterson. “They have a great attitude and a great sense of what is the right thing to do.” Full article.