American Solutions for Business (ASB), a top 50 distributor headquartered in Glennwood, Minn., has announced the acquisition of Optimum Companies, located in Columbus, Ohio. This agreement is part of an expansion initiative that continues to extend ASB’s national footprint. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Optimum Companies has operated distribution centers in Columbus, Ohio; Orlando, Fla.; Houston; and Denver, delivering printed products and supplies for financial institutions across the country and managing more than 1,000 ship-to locations.
“American and Optimum Companies have a common passion to be customer-driven, solution-oriented and to provide the best customer service in the industry,” said Larry Zavadil, founder and CEO of ASB. “Clients of Optimum will now have the opportunity to choose from an expanded line of products and services. They’ll see a wider array of new technologies and additional cost-saving opportunities available because of American’s exceptional purchasing power. I see this as a win-win situation for everyone and I welcome the clients, sales associates and staff of Optimum Companies to the American family.”
John Martin, who founded Optimum Companies with his wife, Dorothy, in 1985, will assume the role of national director of American financial solutions group. “We’re happy to be part of a company that shares our strong commitment to doing what is right while focusing on customer needs,” Martin said. “Recently, the Ohio Bankers League [OBL] approved ASB as an endorsed partner. We look forward to expanding our strong relationship with OBL, having been an endorsed partner since 1989.”
The sales associates from the Columbus, Ohio, location, along with the 12-member staff, will provide continuity in the relationships that it built with clients over the last 30 years.
Bob Fiala and Dean Manzetti will assume the management of the Columbus, Ohio, office. Both have extensive backgrounds in the print and promotional products industry and with ASB. They will work with sales and staff to move forward with growth strategies for the Columbus, Ohio, regional support center.
For more information on ASB, visit www.americanbus.com.