TREVOSE, PA – August 26, 2008 – The Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI), the largest media and marketing organization serving the advertising specialty industry, announced today the promotion of Rob Spike to vice president, distributor services.
Mr. Spike will expand upon his roles as sales consultant and mentor in his new position, providing effective business solutions for his clients and helping his team of ASI account executives advance personally and professionally. He will continue to report to Dan O’Halloran, senior vice president of distributor services for ASI.
Mr. Spike began his career with ASI in 1994 as a catalog account manager, advancing through sales and management roles of increasing responsibility before serving in his most recent position of executive director of distributor services.
“Rob’s promotion to vice president is to recognize his continuous sales excellence, his leadership and reputation for providing superior client service,” said Timothy M. Andrews, president and chief executive officer of ASI. “Rob always challenges himself, and the organization, by raising the bar to new heights previously unimagined.”
“Rob sets the example for our team and he has mentored many ASI account executives and ASI members to help them achieve success,” said Dan O’Halloran, senior vice president of distributor services for ASI. “His promotion is well-deserved.”
“Customers know that I’m here to help them improve their businesses,” said Spike. “It’s been a pleasure to share my experiences in the marketplace with them and to watch as many achieve new sales results everyday by using technology and business solutions from ASI.”
Mr. Spike holds a B.B.A. degree in marketing and accounting from Temple University and is a volunteer for the Jewish Relief Agency of Greater Philadelphia. He resides with his family in Dresher, Pennsylvania.
Advertising Specialty Institute is the largest media and marketing organization serving the advertising specialty industry, with a membership of over 25,000 distributor firms (sellers) and supplier firms (manufacturers) of advertising specialties. Supplier firms use ASI print and electronic resources to market products to over 21,000 ASI distributor firms. Distributor firms use ASI print and electronic resources, which contain nearly every product in the industry from more than 3,500 reputable suppliers, to locate supplier firms and to market services to buyers. ASI provides catalogs, information directories, newsletters, magazines, websites and databases, and offers e-commerce, marketing and selling tools. Visit www.asicentral.com.