About Us


What is AOPD?

Established in 1978, AOPD is the world's largest network distributor of office products.  AOPD has grown to include 74 dealers with 180 locations throughout the United States and Canada, with affiliates in Australia.  AOPD's only business is the development and implementation of regional, national and international office products distribution programs.

AOPD customers enjoy all of the benefits of a corporate purchasing program, including:

  • Competitive Pricing
  • Extensive Product Selection
  • Accurate Invoicing and Reporting
AOPD customers also get the advantages of working with a local committed distributor, including unparalleled levels of customer service, order fulfillment and problem resolution.  All of AOPD's locally owned and operated dealers take an active role in their business communities.  When you purchase your office products from an AOPD dealer you know that your dollars will stay local and help finance the infrastructure of your community!
 
 

Board of Directors

AOPD is governed by a Board of Directors, which is elected by the general membership at the AOPD Annual Meeting.  These seven board members each serve a three-year term and are responsible for appointing the officers.

President
Bill Jones 
The Office City 
Redwood City, CA

Vice President
Kim Crook Vogel
Strickland Companies
Birmingham, AL

Secretary
Wayne Stillwagon
Miller's Supplies at Work
Newington, VA

Director
Dutch Jones

TSRC, Inc.
Ashland, VA

Chairman of the Board
Frank Fera
Bulldog Office Products, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA

Treasurer
Gordie Pepper

Ritter's Office Outfitters
Columbus, OH

Director
Beth Freeman

FSIoffice
Charlotte, NC

 

 

 

 

Staff

Executive Director: Mark Leazer
(980) 262-3634
mark@aopd.com 

Mark has been in the Office Products Industry for 30 years, all at AOPD dealer Forms & Supply, Inc. (FSIoffice) in Charlotte, NC.  After three years as a Chemist with Rexham Corporation, he began with FSI, managing the IT Dept, originally computerizing the company.  Later, Mark moved into Sales Technology and Sales Management, assisting his wife, Kim, in managing sales for FSI’s Office Products Division.  In that role he has been heavily involved with AOPD as a dealer, having served on the AOPD Board of Directors for the past 14 years.  Mark also served as the interim Executive Director of AOPD for three years from 2001 – 2004.  In fact, Mark has attended every AOPD Annual Meeting since 1985, the first one as Kim’s spouse!  Mark is a proud Tarheel, graduating from UNC Chapel Hill in 1982 with a BS degree in Chemistry.   

 

Director of National Operations and Marketing: Angela Sumner Price
(630) 761-0600 ext. 106
angela@aopd.com

Angela has been employed with AOPD for over fifteen years.  Her career with AOPD began as the Sales & Marketing Administrator, before being promoted into several other positions including the one she currently holds as the Director of National Operations and Marketing.  Prior to AOPD, Angela worked as an account manager at CDW Computers. Angela attended Miami University and received her degrees in Marketing and Organizational Leadership Management.   She completed her MBA at North Central College in 2012.

 

Director of Business Development: Joe Breczka
(716) 912-9017
joe@aopd.com

Joe has recently joined AOPD as its Director of Business Development (2017) and is excited to work with the members and business partners of AOPD. Joe’s experience in the office products industry spans over 35 years. A majority of that time was engaged within the Independent Dealer channel, working for Eaton Office Supply Co., Inc. in Buffalo, N.Y. His responsibilities included overall sales management, GP management, product category development and customer contract negotiations. Through his tenure as General Manager of Sales, Eaton was recognized as one of the top office products distributors in the US. He also served as the AOPD representative at Eaton for over 20 years. Joe has participated in many industry related committees and most recently served on the AOPD Board of Directors.

 

Finance and Contract Manager: Shelley Tousignant
(630) 761-0600 ext. 108
shelley@aopd.com

Shelley has been with AOPD for over ten years, initially positioned as the financial administrator, but has since added the role of Administrator of AOPD's GSA programs. Prior to AOPD, Shelley brought with her more than 10 years experience in the financial and credit industry.  She has worked for both Bank One/Chase and Citibank. Her education includes Elgin Community College and Northern Illinois University.

 

Contract Sales Administrator: Kimberly Hammer
(630) 761-0600 ext. 105
kimberly@aopd.com

Kimberly is the newest member of the AOPD staff, joining headquarters in June of 2017.   While new to the office products industry, Kimberly has had extensive experience in the stock brokerage and insurance industries. 

 

National Sales Manager: Tom Buxton
(720) 289-8930
tom@aopd.com

Tom first entered the office products industry to save a failing family dealership attempting to avoid bankruptcy.  Over the next seven years International Office Products became the fastest growing dealer in Denver, Colorado.  In 1997 Corporate Express purchased the dealership and within 18 months Tom was the Vice President of Sales for the flagship Colorado branch and was responsible for the sales side of a 100M p/l.  Tom resigned for the third and final time in 2005 in order to assist independent dealers compete against the “Power Channel” and has been AOPD’s national sales manager for over five years.  

 

National Accounts Bids & Contracts Manager: Micheal Mathews
(713) 805-9673
mike@aopd.com

A 35 year veteran in the office products industry, Micheal Mathews has made a career out of helping members of the independent dealer community become more efficient, profitable and responsive to their customers. Mike’s association with AOPD began in the early 1980’s while employed as the Technical Support Manager for member dealer Miller Business Systems in Dallas, Texas. In 2010 Mike joined AOPD as the National Accounts Bids and Contracts Manager.

 

National IT Manager: T.J. Crayne
(847) 915-0504
tj@aopd.com

TJ has been involved in bringing technology solutions to the Office Products Industry for over 30 years holding various executive positions in the software and wholesale businesses.  Previously he was with United Stationers as VP of Reseller Technology in Deerfield Illinois.  Prior to United, TJ was President and CEO of United Business Computers, a leading software provider to Office Product dealers in the 90’s with over 300 installations throughout the US and Canada.  TJ is also the author of COPAS, a legacy software application that was purchased by United Stationers and later merged with TJ’s company to form United Business Computers.

Annual Meeting

Along with the informative business sessions, the AOPD Annual Meeting offers Dealers and Business Partners the opportunity to sit down in a one-on-one format to discuss new products, sales and marketing strategies or other mutually beneficial programs.

 

The 2018 AOPD Annual Meeting will take place on Sunday, February 18th - Thursday, February 22nd at The Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, AZ.

 

We hope to see you all there!

 




How to Join AOPD

If you are an established, independently owned, full-line, commercial office products dealer and are interested in becoming an AOPD member, please contact headquarters to find out if your dealership would be a good fit for the AOPD network.




Frequently Asked Questions

What is AOPD?
Established in 1978, AOPD is the world's largest network distributor of office products.  AOPD has grown to include 74 dealers with 180 locations throughout the United States and Canada, with affiliates in Australia.  AOPD's only business is the development and implementation of regional and national office products distribution programs.

AOPD customers enjoy all of the benefits of a corporate purchasing program including:

  • Competitive Pricing
  • Extensive Product Selection
  • Accurate Invoicing and Reporting

AOPD customers also get the advantages of working with a local committed distributor including unparalleled levels of customer service, order fulfillment and problem resolution.  All of AOPD's locally owned and operated dealers take an active role in their business communities.  When you purchase your office products from an AOPD dealer you know that your dollars will stay local and help finance the infrastructure of your community!

 

Who governs/owns AOPD?

AOPD was established in 1978 as a not-for-profit corporation and is completely owned by the membership.  AOPD is governed by a Corporate Executive Director and a Board of Directors.  The seven Board Members are elected by the general membership at the AOPD Annual Meeting to serve a three-year term.

 

Is AOPD a buying group?
No, AOPD is not a buying group.  AOPD's only business is the development and implementation of regional and national office products distribution programs.

 

Is AOPD a wholesaler?
No, AOPD is a sales and marketing organization only and does not actually sell products to resellers.   All of our members utilize wholesalers such as Essendant and S.P. Richards to purchase products.

 

What are the main benefits of becoming an AOPD Dealer?
AOPD gives the independent dealer the power to compete for regional and national contract customers and participate in corporate bids.  By joining AOPD, you will be able to differentiate yourself from local competitors and enhance your overall market image.  AOPD is an important mechanism that protects your current business, while offering a huge potential to increase future volume.

 

Can any office products distributors apply for membership?
AOPD is a network of independently owned office product dealers, and as such does not accept applications from large corporations.  Any established, independently owned, full-line office product dealer may apply for membership.  Please contact AOPD headquarters to see if your company would be a good fit for the AOPD network.

 

Does AOPD provide sales and/or marketing assistance for its members?
In addition to the AOPD full-line catalog, AOPD offers a variety of marketing materials including brochures, promotional flyers, sell sheets, business partner sales and marketing collateral, custom maps and a lot more.  Most of the marketing materials are available to be downloaded off of the AOPD Toolbox, a members only site.

 

What is the AOPD Business Partner Program?
AOPD has developed and maintained close working arrangements with many well-established manufacturers in the office products industry.  These business partners take an active role in helping AOPD members evaluate customer usage, suggest new or substitute products, make joint sales calls and bring increased value to national agreements for both the dealer and end-user.

 

How do I place an order?
AOPD is a sales and marketing support organization that does not sell products directly, as this is the function of our dealers.  All of our dealers have complete on-line ordering capabilities on their own websites.  To find your local dealer please use the dealer locator map

Diversity Programs

All of the AOPD Dealers are designated small businesses, thus helping you reach your small business initiatives.  Many of the AOPD dealers also hold additional socioeconomic designations such as woman-owned, minority-owned, HUB, veteran-owned and service disabled veteran-owned.  These designations allow your company to receive legitimate Tier 1 purchasing credit.  AOPD dealers also sell products manufactured by companies that also hold these designations, providing you with legitimate Tier 2 purchasing credit.  Talk to your local AOPD dealer to see how you can qualify.
 

A&W Office Supply - SDVOSB
AAA Business Solutions, LLC - SDVOSB
Apex Office Products - MBE/VOSB
Barren County Business Supply, Inc. - WOSB
Bulldog Office Products - WOSB
Business Essentials - WOSB/HUB
Coastal Office Solutions - WOSB/HUB
Economy Office Supply
- WOSB
El Paso Office Products - MBE/HUB
EON Office - WOSDB
FSIoffice - WOSB
GBP Direct, Inc. - WOSB
hsc*officeproducts - MBE/VOSB
Innovative Office Solutions - WOSB
Keeney's Office Supply, Inc. - WOSB
Miller's Supplies at Work
 - WOSB
MySupplies - WOSB
Navajo Office Products - HUB 
Office Edge  - WOSB/HUB
Office Solutions - MBE/WOSDB
Officewise Furniture & Supply - VOSB/HUB
Preferred Office Products - VOSB
Rudolph's Office & Computer Supply - MBE/WOSB
Sandia Office Supply - MBE
Strickland Companies - WOSB
Tejas Office Products - MBE/HUB/8A 
TSRC, Inc. - WOSB
V-Quest Office Machines & Supplies - WOSB/HUB

Events and Industry News

 

 

Industry News

10/03/2017 John Purcell is Appointed to the AOPD Business Partner Advisory Council09/27/2017 Global Office Solutions Joins AOPD07/21/2017 AOPD & DPCG Announce 2018 Annual Meeting Dates and Venue05/09/2017 AOPD Awarded an Office Supplies and Business Services Agreement with Premier Inc.05/08/2017 AOPD Awarded a NCPA Contract04/07/2017 AOPD Announces 2017 Board of Directors 03/08/2017 AOPD Completes another Year of Double-Digit Sales Growth in 2016 02/15/2017 AOPD Hires New Business Development Director02/14/2017 AOPD Welcomes Rayovac as a new Business Partner02/09/2017 AOPD Welcomes EnergizerMore News
01/30/2017 AOPD Welcomes Two New Dealer Members10/03/2016 Casey Avent is Appointed to the AOPD Business Partner Advisory Council08/25/2016 AOPD Adds New Dealer Member - COS Business Products & Interiors07/27/2016 AOPD and TriMega Announce Details for Kinetic 201706/27/2016 AOPD Welcomes Two New Dealer Members03/30/2016 Kinetic 2016 - AOPD Award Winners and New Board Members 02/03/2016 AOPD Completes another Year of Strong Sales Growth in 2015 11/16/2015 Smart Business Products Joins AOPD11/10/2015 AOPD Welcomes Guernsey, Inc. 09/09/2015 AOPD Continues to Strengthen Their National NetworkMore News
07/29/2015 AOPD Welcomes Two New Dealers05/18/2015 Details of 2016 Joint Annual Meeting Announced04/28/2015 AOPD Reveals New Website Design03/19/2015 AOPD Concludes a Highly Successful 2015 Annual Meeting03/09/2015 AOPD Appoints Future Executive Director03/05/2015 AOPD Announces New Business Partner - GOJO Industries, Inc.01/28/2015 AOPD Announces Another Highly Successful Year01/16/2015 AOPD Appoints Todd Carlson to AOPD Business Partner Advisory Board12/19/2014 AOPD Welcomes New Dealer - Perimeter Office Products11/07/2014 AOPD Welcomes Dealer - Garvey's Office ProductsMore News
08/14/2014 AOPD Appoints Mike Metchikoff to AOPD Business Partner Advisory Board07/21/2014 AOPD & DPCG Announce 2015 Annual Meeting Dates and Venue05/13/2014 AOPD Welcomes Marco Office Supply03/13/2014 AOPD Concludes a Highly Successful 2014 Annual Meeting02/28/2014 AOPD Announces New Business Partner - Paris Business Products02/12/2014 AOPD Welcomes Chuckals Office Products & Kyle Office Solutions10/28/2013 AOPD Announces New Business Partner - BIC USA Inc.10/01/2013 AOPD Welcomes RDA Advantage09/25/2013 AOPD Announces Two New Dealer Members09/03/2013 AOPD Appoints Barry Lane to AOPD Business Partner Advisory BoardMore News
08/06/2013 AOPD Announces New Dealer - Barren County Business Supply, Inc.07/16/2013 AOPD & DPCG Announce 2014 Annual Meeting Dates and Venue06/17/2013 AOPD Receives National Premier Healthcare Alliance Award for Operational Excellence06/03/2013 AOPD Welcomes The Weeks Lerman Group, LLC05/03/2013 AOPD Announces Premier National Contract Award02/27/2013 AOPD Concludes a Highly Successful 2013 Annual Meeting02/12/2013 AOPD Announces National Technology Consultant01/11/2013 AOPD Announces New Dealer - Heights Office Products & Interiors12/03/2012 AOPD Awarded a NCPA Contract10/31/2012 AOPD Welcomes New Business Partner Supplies NetworkMore News