CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (February 5, 2010) – During The PPAI Expo last month, R.S. Owens was honored with the PPAI Supplier Star Award, one of the most prestigious awards Promotional Products Association International bestows on supplier members. This is the company’s first Supplier Star Award.

Andy Arruda, MAS, national sales manager; Scott Siegel, MAS, president; Carol Goebelt, MAS, midwest regional sales manager; Larry Maloney, vice president marketing; Zach Koenig, designer; Mitch Shreder, eastern regional sales manager; Otis Veteto, western regional sales manager; accept R.S. Owens’ first PPAI Supplier Star Award during The PPAI Expo 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Recipients are selected based on the greatest number of votes by distributor principles, managers, salespeople and support staff. Distributors are asked to evaluate overall excellence and reward suppliers who consistently meet their greatest expectations and provide exceptional customer service, top-quality products, excellent sales aides and catalogs, on-time delivery, and attractive packaging.

“Recognition is important for any company, but it is especially meaningful to us because we live and breathe awards and recognition every day,” said Scott Siegel, MAS, president. “Because the Supplier Star is based on total quality and service, every one of our employees plays a part in the process—from answering the phone to ensuring orders ship on time—and I couldn’t be more proud of them. Receiving the most votes in our sales category shows how much trust distributors put in us. We will continue earning their trust everyday in 2010.”

About R.S. Owens:

For more than 70 years, R.S. Owens has been producing elegant gifts and awards, including the prestigious Oscar, Emmy and Clio. Based in Chicago-Illinois, the company’s 82,000 square-foot, full-service manufacturing facility is supported by more than 175 employees, including skilled union artisans that create the complete line of stock and custom American-made gifts and awards.

In addition to the 2010 PPAI Supplier Star Award, R.S. Owens has been honored more than 30 times, including 18 PPAI Supplier Achievement Awards, of which two gold and two silver awards were accepted this year. Additionally, the company has received 14 awards for creativity and imprinting from the Awards and Recognition Association.

For more information, visit www.rsowens.com.


Media Contact:
Lisa Horn, CAS

Company Contact:
Larry Maloney
800-282-6200 x5206