HUB PEN HIRES NEW TEXAS REPS

Scott Blankenship and Sharon Wohlleber of HWA Sales will represent the company in Texas.

Scott Blakenship

BRAINTREE, MASSACHUSETTES (February 11, 2011) – Hub Pen Company has hired Scott Blankenship and Sharon Wohlleber of Houston, Texas-based HWA Sales to represent the company in Texas. A well-respected multi-line firm, HWA Sales has received numerous honors from their clients, including Sales Agency of the Year by Ash City in 2001 and 2007, and Reps of the Year by Ogio in 2007 and 2008.

Blakenship, partner and executive vice president of the ad specialty division, covers North Texas and Oklahoma. After graduating from Southern Methodist University with a B.A. in Physical Education, he began his sales career with UMBRO Soccer in the mid-1990s before entering the promotional products industry in 1996. Contact him at 972-359-6370 or sblanke7@swbell.net.

Sharon Wohlleber

Wohlleber, partner and executive vice president of the ad specialty division, covers South Texas. She began her promotional products industry career in 1995 when she joined HWA. Prior, Wohlleber attended Camborn College in Cornwall, England, where she majored in Liberal Arts. She can be reached at 281-370-5289 or swohlleber@sbcglobal.net.

“Everything is bigger in Texas, and we knew that we had to find the right reps that could cover such a sizable territory and be successful,” said Joe Fleming, Hub Pen general manager. “Sharon’s British accent and polite manner have been a big hit in Texas, and Scott has a very impressive following of key distributors in the area. Combine that with a great work ethic, and we knew we had the right team for the job.”

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 six 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 2010 and 2011 PPAI Supplier Star Award Nominee/Award of Merit recipient, Hub Pen was named the New England Promotional Products Association (NEPPA) 2010 Supplier of the Year and 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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