HALO Branded Solutions Names Supplier of the Year

Las Vegas, NV January 14, 2014 –HALO Branded Solutions presented their “2013 Supplier of the Year” Award and “2013 Supplier Representative of the Year” Award at their annual Awards Gala held at the Las Vegas Four Seasons Hotel.


Nearly 300 HALO Account Executives and support personnel recognized SanMar for achieving the prestigious 2013 Supplier of the Year Award based on a vote by the Company’s account executives and support team late last year. Over fifty preferred suppliers qualified for the vote based on exceptional service, aggressive pricing 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, directly correlated to the incredible support from industry-leading promotional products suppliers like SanMar.”

Dustin Wicks, National Account Manager for Bic/Norwood, was recognized as the 2013 Supplier Representative of the Year. McGuire noted, “Dustin provides strategic, exclusive promotions for the overall organization, balanced with an intense focus on individual Account Executive’s success.”

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—this year we announced a new record of $1.3 million in direct additional incentives for our sales team. In turn, these key suppliers are honored with a substantial portion of our purchases. We are pleased to be able to show our appreciation for their efforts throughout the year and to recognize these very special supplier partners at such a noteworthy event.”

About HALO Branded Solutions

HALO Branded Solutions, with operational headquarters in Sterling, Illinois, is a leading promotional products distributor in the $18 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.