Frank Fonteyn of IBPI has Announced Plans to Retire5 Jun, 2008
Frank Fonteyn of IBPI has Announced Plans to Retire
Scottsdale, AZ – Frank Fonteyn, Marketing Coordinator for International Business Products Inc. (IBPI), has announced plans to retire at the end of June 2008 after 46 years of dedicated service to the office machine and copier industry.
Frank began working as a sales representative in 1962 at a dealership in San Jose (CA) that he would later purchase. After 27 years of working for and owning Kennedy Business Equipment, Frank sold his business and became the Executive Director of National Office Machines Dealers Association (NOMDA later became BTA). In 1999, Frank joined National Purchasing Association, then became their Executive Director in 2000. After NPA merged wth TriMega Purchasing Association, Frank became the Executive Vice President of TriMega. In 2005, Frank joined IBPI to launch a new position and a progressive campaign to support existing members of the buying group, and to recruit new dealers. Frank worked tirelessly to sign on 42 new members since 2005, as well as making many visits and presentations to individual dealers, dealer associations, and industry events.
IBPI, and the industry, has benefited immensely from Frank’s dedication over the span of his career, his deep knowledge of the dealer community and the companies that serve them, and his insight into the importance of the independently owned dealership in the marketplace. In July, Frank will begin his new adventures with Susie, his wife of 43 years.
IBPI is the largest Buying Group in the copier industry, representing the interests of independently owned commercial copier dealers. With 248 members across the United States, IBPI has negotiated programs with 28 industry vendors. As a group, IBPI members annual sales are $2.8 Billion, which allows IBPI to negotiate and offer great programs and pricing with their preferred vendors. For more information, contact Randy Horshok at IBPI (480/393-1694)