John Purcell is Appointed to the AOPD Business Partner Advisory Council

St. Charles, IL (October 3, 2017) – American Office Products Distributors, Inc. (AOPD) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of John Purcell to the AOPD Business Partner Advisory Council. John Purcell, Vice President of Sales, for PM Company has over 20 years of industry experience on the manufacturing side.

“AOPD is pleased to welcome John Purcell to our Business Partner Executive Council,” stated Mark Leazer, AOPD Executive Director. “John and PM Company have been longtime supporters of AOPD, and his position on this Council will help represent the perspective of our smaller Business Partners. We look forward to working with John in this new capacity. John will be joining Casey Avent of Smead, Bill Cardone of GoJo, Barry Lane of Avery and Mike Metchikoff of OPMA on this Council, which provides our Board with important guidance and direction in matters directly affecting our Business Partners and the industry.”

John Purcell commented, “I am both honored and humbled to be asked to join the AOPD Business Partner Advisory Council. The channel can only stay healthy and grow with an unwavering partnership within the channel. I look forward to contributing to this healthy growth in any way possible.”

Mark Leazer continued, “On behalf of our Board of Directors and all of AOPD, I would like to personally thank Todd Carlson of 3M for his tenure of service on this Council. Todd brought a thoughtful and innovative perspective to our discussions and represented our entire Business Partner community very well. We will miss Todd and wish him the best in his new duties at 3M.”

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