Meet Steve Parker, an industry veteran & the Western Regional Sales Manager for The Magnet Group. I had the pleasure of speaking with Steve about his time in the industry, why he volunteers, and some compelling reasons why he plans on exhibiting at the SAAC Expo 2023 in August.
What is your favorite thing about this industry? First and foremost, it's the people. The supplier and distributor relationships I have built over the years have been an important part of my success. Unlike other industries, I have found people in the promo industry to be kind and generous with what they have. They will not only go out of their way to help you; but they ultimately want you to succeed. In this day and age, I have found this to be unique to our industry.
Why did you join SAAC? And why do you continue to support SAAC? I have a unique connection with SAAC. I am proud to say, I am a 2nd generation promotional products enthusiast. My dad started in the early 60's. Between the two of us we have 60 years of experience together.
My first experience with SAAC was going to the show in college. I really got to see SAAC bringing the community and people together by educating them formerly and informally on the promotional products industry.
What are you looking forward to at the SAAC Expo 2023? I really look forward to seeing my friends, sharing ideas with each other, and projects collectively. I am also representing a new supplier this year, The Magnet Group and look forward to presenting distributors with new products and services that will make them stand out.
Learn more about The Magnet Group and stop by their booth at the SAAC Expo 2023 in August.
Heidi Selleck ~ The Vernon Company