Our employees are qualified, self-motivated sales and customer service professionals who utilize, to the fullest practical level, all tools available to us to take the products we represent to market and service the customer. Currently, these include a detailed database on the customers in our territory, telemarketing, email, electronic newsletters, product seminars and training, A&E lunch and learns, well-planned sales calls, buddy calls with our dealers and distributors to the end-users, and trade show participation. We also keep a selection of printed product literature and samples on hand for use during sales calls and satisfy our customers' immediate needs.
GARY PONTO - CPMR
He has 46 years of combined professional audio and sales experience. His professional audio background includes sound contracting, live theatre, studio recording, and live sound applications. From 1978 -1989 he was head of sound for the MGM Grand Casino in Reno, Nevada, performing live front-of-house sound mixing for the largest stage show in the world.
From 1989 to 1998, he was in charge of the Commercial Sound and Electronic Security division at Roger Ponto Associates, Pacific Northwest Manufacturers' representative. Under his leadership, their sales grew more than 164%. He has served on several advisory councils for manufacturers and continues to participate in these activities with some of our current lines. He also successfully completed the CPMR (Certified Professional Manufacturers’ Representative) courses offered by the IPA (Institute for Professional Advancement) given at the University of Indiana.
Has 21years of legal secretarial experience with excellent customer service and organizational skills. She was a paralegal secretary at the largest law firm in Anchorage, Alaska, working with the oil companies prior to our starting GP Marketing, Inc. Her skills serve us well in her role as treasurer/office manager of GP Marketing, Inc.