Ian Landy returned to the business supplies sector in May 2021 as President of Canada-based dealer group Basics Office Products.
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2021: Ian Landy is a newcomer to the Top 100, having replaced the retired Bob Hodan as President of Canadian dealer group Basics Office Products in May 2021. That said, South Africa-born Landy – he moved to Canada when he was eight years old – actually spent a few years in our industry, honing his marketing skills at Grand & Toy, currently part of the ODP Corporation.
He returns to our sector, in charge of Basics’ 18 dealers, with three strategic objectives: assist them in providing their customers with a seamless and transparent suite of ordering alternatives which meet today’s hybrid business needs; create efficiencies and productivity among the three dealer banners that also include Canadian Independent Stationers (27 members) and Guild Stationers (58); and introduce marketing tools for the vendor community to maximise their presence among end consumers.