Rob Whitman, vice president of sales at American Solutions for Business (PPAI 101656, D12), was recently inducted into the Ben Franklin Honor Society by Printing Industries of America. The organization’s award recognizes and honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement and betterment of the printing and graphic communications industry through meritorious service. Whitman was honored with his peers at a ceremony held on November 15 in Houston, Texas.

Whitman has been in the print industry for more than 35 years and was first recruited in 1984 from LaSalle College (now University). Since then, he has worked for several companies, with roles including president of Innovative Print & Media Group and CEO of Everest Sales & Marketing. Whitman joined American Solutions for Business three years ago and has been a vital member of the leadership team.

“ASB has such a unique approach as a company and each sales associate has their own vision of what they want to be and achieve for themselves and their customers,” says Whitman. “Our model of supporting the sales associates as our clients has enabled me to become more of a servant-leader focused on helping others achieve their vision of greatness. I like creating and contributing to winning business and I like helping others to reach their best. American has allowed me the format to utilize my best skills and experience.”

Larry Zavadil, ASB’s founder and CEO, says, “We are very proud to have Rob on our team. He is truly an expert in his field and works incredibly hard to ensure the success and support of our salespeople.”

Whitman adds, “It is a nice honor and it is great to be recognized for my contribution to the industry and companies I have worked for. I will continue to look for ways to freely pass on the wisdom that others have shared with me over the years.”