HALO Branded Solutions Names 2011 Supplier of the Year

LAS VEGAS, NV (January 5, 2012) – HALO Branded Solutions presented their "2011 Supplier of the Year" Award and "2011 Supplier Representative of the Year" Award at their annual Awards Gala held at the Las Vegas Four Seasons Hotel.

More than 250 HALO Account Executives and support personnel witnessed Leeds receiving the coveted 2011 Supplier of the Year Award based on a vote by the Company’s account executives and support staff late last year. Over fifty preferred suppliers qualified for the vote based on exceptional service, high profitability, and creative sales promotion efforts. According to Terry McGuire, HALO Senior Vice-President of Marketing, “Our continued growth, as well as the growth of our Preferred Supplier Program, is a result of the incredible support from suppliers like Leeds.”

Jim Heurung, HIT National Accounts Manager, was recognized as 2011 Supplier Representative of the Year. Julie Harms, HALO Supplier Relations Administrator, presented the award to Heurung mentioning, “Jim is our first repeat winner of this award, a reflection of our ongoing appreciation for his hard work and great ideas!”

Marc Simon, HALO CEO noted, “Our Supplier Partner Program is an industry success story. The profit enhancements and exclusive promotions our suppliers provide are passed on to our sales people who, in turn, honor these key suppliers with substantial business—over sixty percent of our sales are directed to our 100 industry-leading preferred suppliers. We are pleased to be able to show our appreciation to these special people for their efforts throughout the year.”

About HALO Branded Solutions
HALO Branded Solutions, with operational headquarters in Sterling, Illinois, is a leading promotional products distributor in the $16 billion per year promotional products industry. The Company has a growing nationwide sales force and expects to continue its profitable growth by offering innovative client solutions, priced competitively, and supported by world-class operations and customer service.