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The Provident Group Appoints Allen as Sales Director

Anderson & Vreeland and The Provident Group

The Provident Group appoints Tim Allen as Sales Director to supervise sales of its expanded line of doctor blades, end seals and innovative solutions for the printing industry.

[quote] “Tim’s knowledge and experience, coupled with Provident Group’s expanded line of doctor blades, end seals and innovative solutions, are a winning combination and real benefit to our customers.” [/quote]

The appointment of Tim Allen as Sales Director for The Provident Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. and leading manufacturer and distributor of doctor blades, end seals and innovative solutions for the printing industry, is announced by Drew Elisius, Vice President of Operations for Anderson & Vreeland, Inc.

In his new position, Allen will oversee sales and support for a comprehensive selection of doctor blades and end seals, including additional products, talent and technology resulting from The Provident Group’s recent acquisition of Custom Flex, a manufacturer and distributor of doctor blades and end seals.

Allen brings to his new position 16 years of sales and management experience in the printing and packaging industry. He was formerly a sales engineer for The Provident Group responsible for sales of doctor blades, end seals, Webscan bar code verification equipment, Troika anilox management equipment, Novation flaggers and related flexo products.

[quote]“Tim is a widely-respected and talented individual and we are extremely fortunate to now have him on our management team,” said Drew Elisius. “Tim’s knowledge and experience, coupled with The Provident Group’s expanded line of doctor blades, end seals and innovative solutions, are a winning combination and real benefit to our customers,” added Elisius.[/quote]

Commenting on his appointment, Allen stated:

[quote]”This is a tremendous opportunity for me and I feel privileged to play a key role with The Provident Group as we become the premier manufacturer of doctor blades and end seals.”  [/quote]

Allen attended the University of Minnesota and has 12 years experience in the steel industry prior to joining The Provident Group.  He currently lives in Arden Hills, Minnesota with his wife and three children.

About The Provident Group
The Provident Group was founded by industry veterans Mark Van Denend and David Allen in 1996 and specialized in developing innovative solutions for printers. The company owns numerous patents that introduced improved doctor blade and end seal performance. The Provident Group operates independently as a wholly owned subsidiary of Anderson & Vreeland, Inc., and has a manufacturing and sales/warehouse facility in Englewood, Colorado. Further information is available on the web at www.providentgrp.com.

About Anderson & Vreeland, Inc.
Founded in 1961, Anderson & Vreeland has earned an international reputation as a leading supplier of flexo platemaking equipment and materials to the graphic arts industry. The company offers a “systems approach” to plate processing, with state-of-the-art equipment, materials and software specifically designed for flexo.  A&V supports these products with over 50 years of experience and a nationwide staff of technical sales representatives thoroughly knowledgeable about the fine points of flexo. The company’s substantial flexo experience and technical support sets it apart from other prepress suppliers. This experience and support results in smoother and easier integration of technical advancements affecting flexo prepress. Further information is available on the web at www.AndersonVreeland.com.