by Leo Jakobson | January 12, 2018
Incentive industry pioneer Jim Dittman has stepped down as president of Next Level Performance - a Dittman Company. He will remain chairman of the incentive, recognition and rewards company he founded more than 40 years ago.

Jim Dittman is succeeded by Dave Dittman (pictured above), a 30-year veteran of the New Brunswick, NJ-based company who will oversee all Next Level operations and ensure a seamless transfer of leadership.

"Dave has the leadership experience, strategic thinking, and proven ability to deliver results, making this an obvious next step in the company's progression," said Jim Dittman in a statement. "He has been responsible for building the business to the size and complexity it is today, and he embodies our core values and our culture. Dave will continue to make sure Next Level Performance delivers on its brand promise, and remains one of the very Best Places to Work in New Jersey."

Jim Dittman
Next Level recently launched a new social recognition and rewards platform, Applaudit, to complement its sales and channel sales incentive solutions, as well as Great Escapes, a white-glove individual travel award platform, and Deluxe Group Incentive Travel.

"It is an honor to take over an organization with such a proud history and clear path forward," said Dave Dittman. "I look forward to continuing to grow and improve the business. I am excited about the future of the organization, and about providing our clients with the cutting-edge solutions and the partnership they have come to expect of us for their recognition, loyalty, and incentive programs."