LagasseSweet Announces New Vice President of Sales
DEERFIELD, Ill., – LagasseSweet has announced that Jeff Leja has been promoted to the position of vice president, sales. He will report to Paul Barrett, president, LagasseSweet.
Leja joined the company in 2004 as LagasseSweet’s director of national accounts. During his tenure, national accounts sales increased fivefold. Prior to joining the company Leja held various sales and pricing leadership roles with a diverse selection of companies, including Georgia Pacific and James River Corp.
“Jeff’s promotion only solidifies and strengthens the foundation for LagasseSweet’s future development,” said Paul Barrett, president. “His consistent, aggressive track record of growth, in addition to his understanding and direct interaction with the LagasseSweet selling team, its customers and suppliers, will further allow the company to deliver outstanding results.”
In his new role Leja will be responsible for leading customer growth and sustainable business results across the company’s customer base. In addition, Leja will act as a core member of the LagasseSweet Leadership Team.
About United Stationers
A leading wholesale source of sanitary maintenance and foodservice products, LagasseSweet is a division of United Stationers Supply Co., a leading wholesale distributor of business products, with 2009 net sales of approximately $4.7 billion. The company stocks approximately 100,000 items, including technology products, traditional office products, janitorial and breakroom supplies, office furniture, and industrial products. A network of 64 distribution centers allows it to deliver these products to over 25,000 reseller customers. This network, combined with United’s depth and breadth of inventory, enables the company to ship most products overnight to more than 90% of the population of the U.S. and major cities in Mexico. For more information, visit www.unitedstationers.com.
United Stationers’ common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol USTR.