PTi Increases Sales Force by Four With Addition of Two New Sales Professionals and the Promotion Of Two Customer Service Representatives18 Sep, 2007
PTi Increases Sales Force by Four With Addition of Two New Sales Professionals and the Promotion Of Two Customer Service Representatives
Chatsworth, CA - Printing Technology, Inc. (PTi), a worldwide leader in toner and inkjet cartridge manufacturing, is pleased to announce that Mr. Julian DeSalay (right) and Mr. Sevag Garabadian (left) have joined the company as Vice President – Domestic Sales and Sales Executive respectively. Ms. Josie Paas and Mr. Daniel Palomares have also been promoted from the Customer Service team to full time Sales Executives.
“The additions to our sales department come at a welcome time as PTi continues to grow,” says Peter DeSalay, PTi’s President and CEO. Peter adds, “Over all, in the last 9 months, our inkjet, mono laser, and color laser business has taken off as we are seeing a large customer base start to seek high reliable quality over cheaper commodity cartridges that some manufacturers are outsourcing to be competitive. In this respect, PTi is in excellent position we have made all of the right moves with our “Made in the USA” manufacturing plants to stay ahead of the competition in our sales channels. By strengthening our sales team, we can assure our customers the same level of service they have become accustomed to from PTi. We are genuinely excited to have Julian, Sevag, Josie, and Daniel working together to achieve this.”
“Julian DeSalay will be responsible for and overseeing PTi’s domestic sales team,” says Joseph Fischer, Senior Vice President of Sales. Joseph continues, “As Vice-President of Domestic Sales, he will focus on our sales and customer service teams skills, by integrating new technologies into old fashion sales practices. “Since I’ve basically grown up in this business, working on and off since I was 12 years old, then stepping away for a brief time, I’m able to see areas now where PTi customers can benefit by streamlining our sales cycle and order process,” says Julian. He adds, “No sale opportunity will be overlooked.” Prior to joining PTi, Julian was a sales manager at Cingular-Wireless (Now AT&T), a cellular telephone company with over 62 million subscribers, leading a sales team ranked 11th in the nation in 2005 to the number 1 ranking in 2006. Julian earned an Bachelor’s degree in International Business from California Sate University at Northridge.
“Sevag Garabadian will be handling the small to midsize customer segment for PTi,” says Julian DeSalay. Prior to joining PTi, Sevag had been a solid performer at Countrywide Mortgage where he excelled in organization and keeping in constant communication with his clients. “This is just what dealers expect from their suppliers so we have high expectations he will do the same for PTi’s loyal customers,” adds Julian. Sevag earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from California State University at Northridge.
Promoted from the customer service team are Josie Paas (right) and Daniel Palomares(left). “Josie is one of the oldest employees on the PTi sales team in terms of time of employment, says Julian. Coming from the QIP acquisition, she started with the company in 1990 as a data entry specialist and transitioned to customer service when PTi acquired QIP in 2005.” Julian continues, “Customers really enjoy talking to her and it was a natural to move her to sales full time. Daniel also has a lot of experience within the industry starting in 2001 and has been a solid member of the PTi sales team since January developing a reputation of finding the hidden opportunities within and for his customer base. Their promotions have been well received by our customers.”