HUB PEN HIRES HAREID AS NEW MULTI-LINE REP

Promo-Connections, Inc. represents the company in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Scott Hareid

BRAINTREE, MASSACHUSETTES (October 11, 2011) – Hub Pen Company has hired Scott Hareid of Farmington, Minnesota-based Promo-Connections, Inc. to represent the company in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. A 17-year industry veteran, Hareid founded Promo-Connections in 2001.

Hareid got his industry start as a customer service representative for Mankato, Minnesota-based Carlson Craft in 1995 before moving on to Saint Paul, Minnesota-based 3M Promotional Markets in 1997 as an inside account manger. In 1999, Hareid began his outside sales career when he was hired by Clearwater, Florida-based (previously Red Wing, Minnesota-based) Norwood Promotional Products as an outside factory sales representative.

An active volunteer with Upper Midwest Association of Promotional Products (UMAPP), Hareid has served as supplier voting board member from 2008-2009, secretary in 2010 and is currently the treasurer. The association honored Hareid in 2009 with the Northstar award for “Multi-Line Rep of the Year” as well as the UMAPP Volunteer of the Year Award. He can be reached at 612-308-4888 or shareid@charter.net.

“Throughout his 17-year industry career, Scott has gained valuable experience working with suppliers, from both inside and outside sales positions as well as his own multi-line rep firm,” said Andy Arruda, MAS, Hub Pen national sales manager. “His extensive industry knowledge and sales skills will be a great asset to the Hub Pen family and all our distributor customers in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.” 

About Hub Pen Company:

Founded in 1954 by Frank Fleming, Hub Pen Company takes its name from the famous Oliver Wendell Holmes quote that describes Boston as the “hub of the universe.” Today, Hub Pen continues operations under the management of the Fleming family, printing more than 100 million pens annually.

Built upon the core values of providing quality writing instruments, superb imprints, excellent customer service and on-time delivery, Hub Pen has been honored by many of its distributor partners. For seven consecutive years, the company has received the Kaeser & Blair Top Ten Supplier Award. Additionally, Hub Pen was honored with the 2010 iPROMOTEu Supplier Appreciation Award, the 2010 AIA Supplier Excellence and Velocity Awards, and the 2010 and 2008 Newton Manufacturing Company Top Suppliers Award.

In addition to being a Counselor Top 40 Supplier, Hub Pen was named the New England Promotional Products Association (NEPPA) 2010 Supplier of the Year and has been the winner of the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Supplier Excellence Silver Award for Writing Instruments from Promo Marketing Magazine as well as the 2010 and 2011 PPAI Supplier Star Award Nominee/Award of Merit recipient. The company has been honored by Identity Marketing magazine as the No. 2 writing instruments supplier for 2010, and Corporate Logo named Hub Pen as the No. 1 writing instruments supplier for 2008.

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For more information, visit www.hubpen.com.

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Media Contact:
Lisa Horn, CAS
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Company Contact:
Pamela Tapia
781-535-5500
ptapia@hubpen.com