Schermerhorn brings a wealth of experience to CPS. “Having owned my own business for over 25 years, I appreciate what is involved in running a successful promotional products company. With Beacon I enjoyed and benefited from the opportunity to manage a regional sales territory, and found that I truly enjoyed working one on one with the great distributors in our industry. Joining CPS allows me the opportunity to contribute to their continued sales growth by leading the charge in the very active Midwest territory.” Schermerhorn’s territory will include Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana and Michigan.
“Bruce and I have known each other for years, and I have admired his business acumen, sales skills, and his complete and unequivocal integrity in business,” stated Helzel. “We had often thought that we could create a successful sales partnership working together, and I am thrilled to have Bruce on our team.” Schermerhorn adds “I have always admired CPS and respected and appreciated their strengths and market niche in the practical commodity type items that are a mainstay of the industry. I’m going to have a lot of fun bringing their line to so many great distributors in the Midwest; CPS is a great line that I am proud to represent.”
Schermerhorn will be based in the Chicago area, and currently serves on the PPPChicago Board of Directors.
CPS is a completely vertically integrated manufacturer to the promotional products industry, with the ability to design and create molds for new items in their tool and die division; mold the products in their state of the art injection molding plant; and complete the process by decorating the products at the Keystone Line factory. The company employs over 120 people at the Keystone factory, and is a category S-8 PPAI Supplier.
CPS was a PPAI Supplier Star Award of Merit Winner in 2011, has a 5 Star rating with ASI as well as an A rating with SAGE, and has been recognized as a Gold Multimillion Dollar Roundtable Supplier by ASI for the last 18 years.
For additional information contact
Kippie Helzel, 800-772-8247 x 515 kippieh @ keystoneline.com
Custom Plastic Specialties CPS/ Keystone
5678 West Ridge Road, Erie, PA 16506
ASI 43051; PPAI 111040; PPPC 961204; SAGE 50202; UPIC Keystone
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