Industry Veterans Join Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant
Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant/Lanco has added four industry veterans to its sales team to increase its U.S. and Canadian presence. Adam Brown joined as key accounts manager, Scott Lange and Mike Oliver as multi-line U.S. sales representatives, and Donna Klaassen as multi-line sales representative for British Columbia.
“As we grow both organically and thru acquisition, while broadening our reach amongst the food, hard goods and wearables categories, we saw a need to expand our inside and outside sales teams,” said David Miller, president of Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant/Lanco. “We could not be happier with these new additions to our team. All have extensive experience in the industry and believe in our tenets of making customers a priority and providing quality service.”
Brown will be working with Miller and the Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant/Lanco inside sales team on the company’s key accounts and expanding its distributor base. He brings 12 years of experience working both as a distributor and supplier. For 10 years he was a distributor for companies like ePromos, Motivators and PromoShop, and the last two years worked on the supplier side with Jornik Manufacturing. This unique perspective into the workings of distribution and supply allows Brown to understand and communicate the needs of both parties while building relationships.
Lang and Oliver are also promotional industry veterans with extensive multi-line sales experience in their territories. Lang will represent the company in the Midwest, covering Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky. The Southeast region, including Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina, will be represented by Oliver.
Klaassen is a sales veteran both in and outside of the promotional product industry, and brings knowledge and a forward vision that meshes well with the company’s Canadian strategies. She will be representing British Columbia.
For more information on Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant/Lanco, visit www.chocolateinn.com.