HUB PEN HIRES NEW MID-ATLANTIC REP

Cupps Sales Group represents the company in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC.

Gary Cuppernull

BRAINTREE, MASSACHUSETTS (November 10, 2010) – Hub Pen Company has hired Gary Cuppernull of Great Falls, Virgina-based Cupps Sales Group to represent the company in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC.

A 15-year industry veteran, Cuppernull has spent the last seven years as a regional sales representative for Lenexa, Kansas-based Ash City USA before recently founding Cupps Sales Group. He will continue representing the apparel line in addition to Hub Pen.

“I was impressed with Gary’s work at Ash City, and when he formed Cupps Sales Group I knew I wanted to explore us working together,” said Joe Fleming, Hub Pen general manager. “As to be expected, he has strong industry contacts, but what really convinced me that he was the right person for the job was his enthusiasm for the Hub Pen line. We’re fortunate to have him on our team.”

An active industry volunteer, Cuppernull is currently serving on the Chesapeake Promotional Products Association (CPPA) board of directors and is chairperson for its regional tradeshows. He can be reached at cuppsgroup@cox.net or 703-216-1973. 

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. Most recently, the company received the 2010 AIA Supplier Excellence and Velocity Awards, the 2008 and 2009 Kaeser & Blair Top 5 Supplier Award, and the 2008 Newton Manufacturing Company Top Suppliers Award.

In addition to being a 2010 PPAI Supplier Star Award Nominee, Hub Pen has been the winner of the 2009 and 2010 Supplier Excellence Silver Award for Writing Instruments from Promo Marketing Magazine. 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