Provident Appoints Andy Gillis as General Manager

Andy Gillis photoBRYAN, OH—Drew Elisius, vice president of operations for Anderson & Vreeland, Inc., announced the appointment of Andrew Gillis as general manager for Provident LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Anderson & Vreeland, Inc.

In his new position, Gillis will be responsible for all sales, manufacturing, customer service, purchasing, warehousing, technical service and support for a comprehensive selection of doctor blades and end seals, including additional products, talent and technology resulting from Provident’s acquisition of Custom Flex, a manufacturer and distributor of doctor blades and end seals.

Gillis brings to his new position 17 plus years of sales and flexographic printing experience, most recently as managing director – print division of Green Bay Converting, Inc., a leading contract converting company. He has an impressive record of driving growth, increasing sales and expanding market presence in his previously held positions.

“Andy is a natural leader and we are extremely fortunate he will serve as GM of Provident,” said Elisius. “Andy’s record of success building sales and customer satisfaction, coupled with Provident’s expanded line of doctor blades, end seals and innovative solutions, are a winning combination and real benefit to our customers,” he added.

Commenting on his appointment, Gillis stated “It is extremely exciting to be joining Provident during this time of strategic growth. I feel privileged to play a key role as we become the premier manufacturer of doctor blades and end seals.”

Gillis’ educational background was business administration with a marketing emphasis at the University of Wisconsin.

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