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Vonnie Provinzino



Vonnie Provinzino, Shopper Marketing Manager

Stationery & Office Supplies Division, 3M

Vonnie Provinzino is currently the Shopper Marketing Manager for the Wholesale/Independent Dealer & Internet Reseller Channels for 3M's Stationery and Office Supplies Division. Vonnie has held various roles and developed unique qualifications that include customer service supporting various channels and retailers, pricing and ten years of working in the contract commercial wholesale area with Corporate Express, Staples and the Wholesalers.

 

Strong planning, organizational skills and a capability to execute, has resulted in growth for 3M resellers. Known for her energy, enthusiasm and contagious laugh, Vonnie has helped expand the services provided to all reseller partners. 

 

Vonnie holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.

 

Vonnie has enjoyed a 16 year career with 3M and currently resides in Woodbury, MN with her husband, Steve and two kids Abby and Drew.

 

Bonnie Johnson

 

Bonnie Johnson, Marketing Manager

Perry Office Plus

 

Bonnie Johnson has been the Marketing Manager at Perry Office Plus since 2006. With a background in web and graphic design, Bonnie manages the digital and offline marketing for the company, and leads the Promotional Products segment of the business. She also manages customer contracts, and oversees margin management efforts. Bonnie earned her BA in Computer Graphics from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in 2002, and resides in Temple, Texas with her husband and their daughter. Perry Office Plus is a 97-year-old independent dealer based in Temple, Texas with approximately 40 employees.

 

 David Lange

 

 David Lange, Operations Manager

Vesco Business Products / Gateway Printing

 

David Lange has been in the office supply business for over 32 years. David started with Matherne’s for about a year, then Bayshore Office Supply for fourteen years and currently with Vesco Business Product for just over seventeen years. Just recently, Vesco merged with Gateway Printing and Office Supply.

 

David has pretty much done it all in the business. Starting off as a driver, moving in to be a warehouse helper to purchasing and now in operations. The title “Operations” takes on a whole other aspect of this business. I have been classes as an Air Traffic Flight Controller.

 

David and his wife Donna have been married thirty years. They have two children Michael (26) and Matthew (17). Michael served five years with the NAVY Sea Bee’s and to follow in his footsteps is Matthew who just signed up for the NAVY about a month ago.

 

 George Wood

 

  

 George Wood, President

Greenwood Office Outfitters

 

His father founded Stationers Distributing Company (now Essendant) in 1949, so you might say he was born in the industry. After his father sold the company in 1979, George went to work for Anderson Desk out of California. He was responsible for Office Depot, Office Max, Sam’s and the entire Midwest United States.

  

In 1996 he took a position at Greenwood Office Outfitters in sales and sold for them for 10 years. He realized that the changing marketplace was going to require a deeper involvement in ecommerce and marketing. He started to transition from outside sales to management in 2009, trying to stay one step ahead of the game. They started controlling their own website content and offering manufactures advanced first in search and bannering. He became Executive Vice President in 2014 and was in charge of the entire company.   

 

They try to present a philosophy of “front door to back door” employee engagement–that everyone, from customer service to the delivery drivers, is on the same page when it comes to our business partners and the way we go to market.  In February of this year he was able to buy out two of the original owners and became a very vested owner.


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