American Solutions for Business Announces New Board Member
Rick Ekstrand recently was named to the board of directors for American Solutions for Business (ASB), Glenwood, Minn. Ekstrand served as the district commercial manager for United Telephone System, a telecommunications manager for the State of Minnesota, a vice president and general manager for a local phone company and the president and CEO for Rural Cellular Corporation (RCC), a public traded wireless service provider which he founded in 1990. Verizon acquired RCC in 2008.
ASB's six member board meets regularly to evaluate company progress and help chart a course for the future. “Rick’s vast business knowledge and his extensive experience in communications will prove invaluable to the ASB board of directors as we move forward,” said Larry ZavadilCEO and chairman of the board. “I’m pleased to have him join us.”
ASB is an industry-leading distributor of printing, promotions, enterprise-wide document management and e-commerce solutions, with approximately 600 sales associates, 200 home office employees and more than 30,000 clients. Founded in 1981, the employee-owned company lists booked sales at $200 million for 2009. For more information, visit www.americanbus.com.