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GLENWOOD, MN – November 26, 2019 – ASB’s VP of Sales, Rob Whitman, was recently inducted into the Ben Franklin Honor Society by Printing Industries of America. According to the organization, the award “recognizes and honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement and betterment of the printing and graphic communications industry through meritorious service (paid or unpaid).”

Rob Whitman has been in the print industry for over 35 years, being recruited in 1984 off the LaSalle College (now University, where he graduated. Since then, he has worked for several companies, including roles as the President of Innovative Print & Media Group and CEO of Everest Sales & Marketing. Rob joined American Solutions for Business three years ago and has been a vital member of the leadership team.

“ASB has such a unique approach as a company and each sales associate has their own vision of what they want to be and to achieve for themselves and their customers,” said Whitman. “Our model of supporting the sales associates as our clients has enabled me to become more of a servant leader focused on helping others achieve their vision of greatness. I like creating and contributing to winning business and I like helping others to reach their best. American has allowed me the format to utilize my best skills and experience.”

“We are very proud to have Rob on our team,” expressed Larry Zavadil, ASB’s Founder & CEO. “He is truly an expert in his field and works incredibly hard to ensure the success and support of our salespeople.”

Rob was honored with his peers at the ceremony held on November 15th in Houston, TX.

Ben Franklin Honor Society Dinner 2019

“It is a nice honor and it is great to be recognized for my contribution to the industry and companies I have worked for,” concluded Whitman. “I will continue to look for ways to freely pass on the wisdom that others have shared with me over the years.”

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About American Solutions for Business
American was founded in 1981 in Glenwood, Minnesota and has evolved into a leading distributor, providing our customers with print, promotional products, marketing collateral, fulfillment and more. Despite our growth in technology, resources and sales, we maintain our grassroots attitude by operating as the only large employee-owned distributorship in the industry. This results in a team of personally-invested employees that care for our customers’ branding, spend and creative reach to help achieve their goals.