HUB PEN HIRES OWENS

After spending six years as a distributor, Joseph Owens brings that knowledge over to the supplier side of the industry.

Joe Owens

BRAINTREE, MASSACHUSETTS (April 29, 2011) – Hub Pen Company has hired Joseph Owens as a sales support professional. In this role, he provides support for outside sales reps, fulfills requests for price quotes and samples, follows up with prospective customers met at tradeshows and coordinates with sales executives on special projects.

Most recently, he spent six years as a sales representative for Beverly, Massachusetts-based Adventures In Advertising Corporate Specialties. Prior to that, he spent 15 years working in human resources as well as marketing services for several hospitals and traumatic brain injury rehab facilities.

Owens has a B.A. in Psychology from University of South Florida in Tampa. He can be reached at jowens@hubpen.com or 800-388-2323 ext. 040.

“Joe’s experience at AIA Corporate Specialties makes him a great addition to our sales team because he knows first-hand what distributors need from their supplier partners,” said Andy Arruda, National Sales Manager. “Combine this with his customer-first attitude, and Joe is a great fit for our team.”

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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Company Contact:
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781-535-5500
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