CPS/Keystone Adds Pete Gleason as Vice President of Sales
CPS/Keystone, Erie, Pa., announced the addition of Pete Gleason as vice president of sales, effective Sept. 12. Gleason is a 28-year veteran of the promotional products industry.
"Bringing Pete on board as VP of sales will help CPS work even more closely and effectively with our distributors, large and small, and help us continue to raise our standards of service and performance," said Kippie Helzel, who, as a result of the addition of Gleason will now be senior vice president of sales for CPS/Keystone. "I have known Pete for 20 years, and I know his professional standards; his integrity; and his great understanding of our industry, the distributors, [and] what makes a supplier successful. CPS couldn't be more proud to welcome Pete to our team."
Prior to joining CPS/Keystone, Gleason spent 15 years as a distributor and owned his own distributorship for 10 years. He previously held management positions for suppliers, such as Union, Illinois-based Bag Makers, where he most recently was vice president of sales.
"CPS has worked very hard to build and become a visible brand in the industry," Gleason said. "Over the past few years especially, they have positioned themselves perfectly for growth with existing and new customers alike. Drawing from my previous distributor background, I am very impressed with their variety of quality products, production capabilities and [focus] on doing what is right for the customer. They provide great service and value and are a serious and quality supplier. I could not be more excited to work closely with Kippie and the entire CPS team, and be an integral part of their evolution and growth. I look forward to the great things to come."
For more information on CPS/Keystone, visit www.keystoneline.com.