Top 40 distributor Proforma (asi/300094) announced this week that a newly-established multi-million-dollar distributor firm has joined Proforma. Scott Dieleman, Melissa Denhof and Chuck Pierson, previously sales representatives with industry distributor Image Builders Marketing (asi/230027), have joined the large distributor firm and will operate their new company as MCS Marketing LLC powered by Proforma.
“We chose Proforma because its model allows us to work for ourselves while also giving us the support and resources we need to thrive in this industry,” said Dieleman. “We have a wide range of clients from national Fortune 1000 companies to local businesses. Only Proforma has the buying power, marketing strategies and technology that enable us to successfully serve all our customers and exceed their expectations across the board.”
The new partners bring nearly 50 years of combined marketing experience to their new venture. Prior to their most recent positions, Dieleman owned and operated Scott’s Golf Center retail store for 20 years, Denhof managed a dental office before entering the promotional industry in 1996 and Pierson was in the banking industry for 13 years before focusing on providing marketing solutions.
“It was time for us to strike out on our own and start taking control of our business, our sales and our future,” said Denhof. “Proforma has a distinctive platform that allows us each to use our individual strengths to grow our business.”
Proforma ranks as the second-largest distributor in the industry, with 2013 North American ad specialty sales of $348 million, an 8% increase over 2012.