HALO/Lee Wayne Acquires Relay Gear
HALO/Lee Wayne, Sterling, Ill., announced the acquisition of the business and operating assets of Relay Gear LTD, a promotional products distributor based in Columbus, Ohio. Relay Gear LTD’s sales team will join HALO/Lee Wayne, eventually selling under the HALO Branded Solutions brand.
According to Jim Stutz, HALO/Lee Wayne executive vice president of sales and business development, “We have had great success partnering with distributor companies with a strong regional presence and, in the case of Relay Gear, a strong national presence in a niche market. They are poised to use our financial and operational strengths to grow their successful business model.”
Bob Southard, Relay Gear LTD partner and vice president, added, “Our clients’ needs were growing increasingly complex. HALO/Lee Wayne will allow us to offer robust fulfillment and merchandising solutions to better serve our clients.”
Operational responsibilities for Relay Gear LTD will be transitioned to HALO/Lee Wayne’s operational headquarters in Sterling immediately, while its sales office will remain in Columbus.
About HALO/Lee Wayne
HALO/Lee Wayne, based in Sterling, Ill., is a leading promotional products distributor in the $18 billion per year promotional products industry. The company manages two brands--HALO Branded Solutions and the Lee Wayne Corporation--with a large and growing sales force that offers the best and most competitively priced promotional products supported by world-class operations and customer service.