American Solutions Merges With Health Print Counselor Top 40 distributor American Solutions For Business (asi/120075) has announced a merger with Health Print Ltd. (asi/212505) effective May 1. The Amarillo, Texas-based Health Print, founded in 1988 by president Charlie Graham, focuses on the health-care market and reports sales of more than $8 million. �It's a good fit because of the contract we have with Novation,� says Craig McLain, COO of American Solutions. �Health Print already has a couple significant Novation programs and their whole organization is build around selling, implementing and managing large tier-one health-care programs, so it's very complementary to our overall strategy in that particular marketplace.� Health Print will take American Solutions' name and ASI number.
Grobisen Joins Leeds Top 40 supplier Leed's (asi/66887) has hired David Grobisen as national
sales manager/Western region. Previously he was vice president of sales of Alpha Shirt Co. (asi/34408) and later Broder (asi/42090) after
the companies merged. He'll be responsible for overall sales growth, strategic execution and client development, and will oversee six regional managers. �My previous experience focused exclusively on wearables, which are 30% of the market,� he
says. �I'm excited to be involved in a company that focuses on 65% of the marketplace.�
Industry In The News Gabe Huffman of Sayre Promotional Products (asi/319933) was quoted in a recent Roanoke Times article about the firm's successful exhibit at the Montgomery Chamber Home & Business Expo.
Bagpeddler's (asi/129990) Promopeddler division recently sent out a press release mentioning its choice for the most popular promo products for golf events. The release appeared in dozens of places, including PRWeb.
A Los Angeles Times piece discussing how recruitment tactics are changing for the Marines and Army focused on Rick Carloss, a marine sergeant who visits high schools handing out keytags, T-shirts and posters as a way to get teens interested in enlisting.
The DailyBreeze.com recently ran a piece discussing where small businesses can get good deals on various essentials such as computer-printer paper, office furniture, etc. New England Business Services (asi/282590) was named as a good source for promotional products.
Creative Expressions of Tampa Bay's (asi/170540) new Web site, ACorporateGift.com, received a full write-up in Yahoo Finance.
Sales Reps: Have The Rules Of Client Entertainment Changed? What's hot and what's not in client entertainment? Please take a moment to answer a brief online survey, the results of which will be published in the July issue of Advantages magazine. Click here to give us your thoughts.
People On The Move The Awards & Recognition Association has named new officers: Charles Miles, president; Rich Zydonik, president-elect, and Ed Hunt, secretary/treasurer.
Leed's (asi/66887) has named Suzie Gunsauls national accounts manager.
Corporate Express (asi/168781) has named Ken Glickstein vice president of planning and analysis.
Strong Leather Co. (asi/89960) has named Larry Angello vice president of sales/marketing.
Bensussen Deutsch & Associates Inc. (asi/137616) has named Kurt Dicua vice president of technology.
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