Polyconcept North America Sales Professional Achieves CAS Certification
Polyconcept North America (PCNA), the second-largest hard goods supplier within the promotional products industry, proudly announces that Mary Beach, business development representative, has passed the certification examination administered by the Promotional Product Association International (PPAI) to receive her Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) industry certification. Mary met the requirements for CAS designation through a combination of her years working in the industry, completing a rigorous curriculum that included a minimum of 75 hours of coursework, and a passing score on the CAS exam. Less than three percent of industry professionals have achieved their CAS or Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) certification. As such, individuals who have earned these certifications are recognized as industry leaders who have demonstrated their commitment to business excellence and professional growth. Mary applies her industry expertise to her role in sales for the PCNA brands Leed’s, Bullet and JournalBooks.
“Despite the rigorous requirements for completing the certification, it’s no surprise that Mary has achieved her CAS,” explained Chuck Helden, manager of internal sales for Polyconcept North America. “Throughout her 10 years in promotional products—all with us—Mary has been very active in the industry. In addition to consistently being one of our top sales performers, she has served as a delegate for the Regional Association Council (RAC) and as a board member as well as president of the Three Rivers Advertising Specialty Association (TRASA). We’re very proud of Mary’s accomplishment and feel fortunate to have her in our organization.”
PPAI—the promotional products industry’s only international not-for-profit trade association—offers education, tradeshows, publications, business products and services, mentoring, technology and legislative support to its more than 7,600 global members. For more information on the Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) or Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) certifications, please visit www.ppai.org/certification or e-mail Certification@ppai.org.
About Polyconcept North America:
Polyconcept North America, a wholly owned subsidiary of the world’s leading promotional products supplier Polyconcept, operates Leed's, Bullet Line and Journalbooks, three of the most successful brands in the USA. The Polyconcept North America companies provide recognized best-in-class services to the industry, ensuring the highest standards of reliability and quality. Highly complementary product ranges enable Polyconcept North America companies to provide the market with a very comprehensive assortment of nonwearable products. Further information is available at www.polyconceptna.com.
Leed’s is a leading promotional products supplier and founding member of the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), which promotes quality, safety and integrity among suppliers in the industry. Known for the contemporary, retail look of its comprehensive line of corporate accessories, Leed’s products include bags, pens, padfolios, drinkware, memory, technology, awards, and more. Relentless product innovation, energetic customer service and dynamic client collaboration have garnered Leed’s numerous honors from distributors and industry trade associations across the United States and Canada, including the PPAI Star of Excellence and the ASI Distributor of the Year awards. With global operations headquartered in New Kensington, PA, Leed’s has been synonymous with excellence in the promotional products industry for over 20 years. Information about Leed’s is available at www.leedsworld.com.