HUB PEN HIRES NEW NORTHWEST REPS

Ed Osterman and Ed Timmerman of Osterman Sales Associates will represent the company in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

Ed Osterman

BRAINTREE, MASSACHUSETTES (September 22, 2010) – Hub Pen Company has hired Ed Osterman and Ed Timmerman of Tigard, Oregon-based Osterman Sales Associates to represent the company in the Pacific Northwest. Osterman covers Alaska, Oregon and Washington, while Timmerman’s territory includes Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

Osterman, who has been an independent multi-line rep for 30 years, came into the promotional products industry in 1995 and is an active member of Northwest Promotional Marketing Association (NWPMA). He has a BA in Liberal Arts from Willamette University. Contact him at 503-887-2328 or LakeOEdO@aol.com.

Ed Timmerman

Prior to joining the Osterman Sales Associates staff nearly three years ago, Timmerman was in sporting goods apparel and accessories sales for nearly 10 years. He has a BS in Science and Business Administration from Clemson University. He can be reached at 503-781-9070 or edtimmerman@aol.com.

“I was initially drawn to Osterman Sales Associates because of its proven track record and great work ethic,” said Joe Fleming, Hub Pen general manager. “However, the more talked to folks, the more I found out how well respected and well liked they are. This made the decision to select them very easy, and we couldn’t be happier to have them on board.”

Osterman commented, “We pride ourselves on representing quality lines that bring value and ease of process to our distributors, and Hub Pen has a reputation of excelling at this. We are honored to represent Hub Pen with our customers throughout the Pacific Northwest.”

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:
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Company Contact:
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781-535-5500
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