Final word: Michael Gardner

As one of the ‘mature generation’ who has seen the changes in the office products market over the last 25 years,…

Capitol Hill talks positive – ISSA

The jan/san association met with staff of the key legislators at the end of April to express concerns about the…

All change as Cleary and Bates leave senior roles

Cleary leaves TriMegaCharlie Cleary left TriMega in May after eight years in charge of the USA’s biggest dealer group.TriMega confirmed Cleary’s…

Show review: Leaders of the Future

Independent dealers often bemoan the fact that despite forever being urged to change the way they operate to safeguard their futures,…

What are OPSA’s motives?

After months of speculation about its creation, the Office Products Software Alliance (OPSA) came into existence at the end of February.The…

NOPA obtains strategic sourcing vote

Earlier this week, NOPA was successful in getting a bi-partisan amendment filed before the US House Rules Committee which would…

Associations welcome small business ‘victory’

The FY'15 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) will require the General Services Administration (GSA) to investigate the impact of its…

Associations form coalition for federal government business

The American Legion, Independent Office Products and Furniture Dealers Association, cleaning association ISSA, Women Impacting Public Policy and the United…

News Analysis: Paperworld strikes deal with German associations

At a highly anticipated international press conference at this year’s Paperworld event in Frankfurt, organiser Messe Frankfurt revealed that, beginning in…

New chairman for UFIPA

Potier, who is General Manager for JM Bruneau, was elected during the association’s General Assembly held 12-13 June in Cannes,…

Associations form coalition for federal government business

The American Legion, Independent Office Products and Furniture Dealers Association, cleaning association ISSA, Women Impacting Public Policy and the United States Black…

FIRA launches furniture procurement guide

Designed to provide guidance for the entire contract and educational furniture procurement supply chain, the National Furniture Specifications (NFS) guide…

BOSS Federation announces new chairman

Durable UK’s Managing Director Sean Starkey has been named as Chairman of the BOSS Federation. The appointment was announced at the…

New president for CPI

Willink is Group Chief Technology Officer at luxury paper manufacturer James Cropper and will serve as President at the CPI…

ERPC promotes responsible shredding

The reason, explains the ERPC, is shredding shortens paper fibres making them less valuable for the recycling process.The ERPC has…

BOSS calls for 2014 awards entries

There are nine categories with a total of 18 awards up for grabs, and – new for this year –…

BSA and IOPFDA partner up for event

Both organisations will have their own separate programmes but will share networking and business building events. The Presidents’ Dinner Reception…

Two Sides launches in Brazil

UK Director of Two Sides Martyn Eustace was on hand this week to see 42 associations representing more than 80,000…

EDmarket unveils contacts database

EDmarket iQ has been developed by the Education Market Association (EDmarket) and Agile Education Marketing to help manufacturers and dealers…

AIFU adds new members

The association has announced that it ratified the memberships of wholesalers ADVEO and Office Distribution as well as dealer GBR…

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DEX to provide turnkey MPS solution for Essendant dealers

In the second part of our interview with Harry Dochelli (click here for Part 1), the Essendant President reveals details…