Bag Makers Inc. Promotes Pete Gleason to Vice President of Sales
Bag Makers Inc., Union, Ill., has promoted Pete Gleason, MAS, to vice president of sales. Previously, Gleason served as the company’s director of sales strategy.
In his new role, Gleason will assume more responsibility for sales development, including overseeing and training the company’s sales team. He will continue to work closely with senior vice president of sales Roger Bayness, as well as the company’s full executive team, to help set and guide the company’s sales direction. Gleason also will continue to represent Bag Makers Inc. and work with customers in the company’s Northeast sales territory.
"We are very pleased to recognize Pete’s dedication to our company and to our customers with this well-deserved promotion," said Maribeth Sandford, CEO of Bag Makers Inc. "Pete brings more than 25 years of industry and sales expertise to our management team, and we value his insights and ideas for promoting our products and serving our customers. He’s very respected by our regional business development managers, who he will eventually lead in his new role."
Gleason is an industry veteran with firsthand experience working on both sides of the supply chain during his career. Prior to joining Bag Makers Inc., he held leadership positions with industry suppliers before working as a distributor for 14 years. Gleason has also been active in industry organizations, and has served as past president of the New England Promotional Products Association, chair of the PPAI Awards Committee and chair of the PPAI Distributors Committee.
"I’m grateful to Maribeth and Chuck Sandford, and to Roger Bayness, for the confidence they’ve all shown in my abilities," Gleason said. "Bag Makers has one of the best sales teams in the industry, and I’m excited for the opportunity to spend more time working closely with these talented colleagues and exploring new ways to share our products with customers."
For more information on Bag Makers Inc., visit www.bagmakersinc.com.