American Acquires Sales Team
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March 7, 2012
Minnesota-based distributor, American Solutions for Business (ASB) has recently acquired a sales group from Portland, Oregon. The team, lead by Kevin Welch, includes six sales associates and three staff people. This group was originally part of American Eagle Graphics, a west coast business that was founded in 1985. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“We look forward to maintaining the strong relationships that are already in place while providing new products and services through American’s vast network of vendors,” said Welch.
“It’s a great time to be part of the American Family,” said Larry Zavadil, American’s founder and CEO. “Because of our significant investment in technology, ASB is able to support rapid growth. We are aggressively approaching the marketplace looking for sales associates who wish to control their destiny and distributorship owners wishing to sell, transition or grow their sales team’s volume. ASB’s environment supports all models currently active in our industry. We welcome all individuals and teams to the American family, helping them ‘pursue their American dream’ with ASB.”
In the past 12 months, American’s sales force has grown by nearly 11 percent. In order to assist both the individual sales associate as well as the groups that come aboard, American has built an Implementation Team whose mission is to ensure seamless transitions.
ASB is an industry-leading distributor of printing, promotional products, eCommerce, office supplies and strategic marketing solutions. With over 500 sales associates, a support staff of nearly 300 employees and 35,000+ clients, American currently lists booked sales at $200 million. The company was founded in 1981 and has been employee-owned since 2000.