30-year Industry Vet Named President of Webb Company
Webb Company, Rosemount, Minn., recently announced the appointment of industry veteran Keith H. Olivit as the company’s president.
Of the appointment, Alan Webb, founder/CEO, stated: “Keith’s extensive knowledge of the industry and his expertise in developing and managing leading industry supplier companies makes him an exceptional candidate to lead our company.”
“We are committed to focusing on the needs and wants of distributors,” Webb continued. “Keith’s experience will assist us with managing our overall product selection, shortening our production time and expanding our growth categories of candy and mint products, as well as health and beauty products.”
Olivit’s career in the promotional products industry spans 30 years. Before joining Webb, he was director of product development at Maple Ridge Farms, one of the industry’s largest food gift suppliers. Prior to this, he founded Corvest Promotional Products, a consolidation of three suppliers, including Adva-Lite, Toppers and It’s All Greek To Me. Before forming Corvest, he was president and CEO of Adva-Lite.
Olivit has served two terms on the PPAI Board of Directors, the most recent term ending in 2006 as vice chairman of finance. Currently, he is serving a second four-year term on the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) Board of Directors, on which he previously served as chairman. In his new position, Olivit will report directly to Webb and will oversee all areas of company operations.
“My plan is to continue to build on the successes Webb Collection has already achieved in the promotional products industry,” noted Olivit. “As the company continues to grow, it will be important to add additional capabilities and strategies that will provide more value and opportunities to our customers. I’m looking forward to working with everyone at Webb, as we continue to build the company to meet and exceed the needs of our customers.”