Our employees are qualified, self-motivated sales and customer service professionals who utilize, to the fullest practical level, all tools available to us to take the products we represent to market and service the customer. Currently, these include a detailed database on the customers in our territory, telemarketing, e-mail, electronic news letters, product seminars and trainings, A&E lunch and learns, well planned sales calls, buddy calls with our dealers and distributors to the end-users, and trade show participation.
We also keep a selection of printed product literature and samples on hand for use during sales calls, and to satisfy the immediate needs of our customers.
Our most valuable resource is our people. We believe that the following values are fundamental to our long-term goals.
That we attract motivated, talented, innovative people with knowledge of our industry.
That we provide opportunities for all employees to develop and make the best use of their abilities.
That we provide continuous training in products and marketing/sales skills.
That we encourage innovation and keep an open mind to new ideas.
That we promote mutual trust and respect for each other through open and timely two-way communication.
That we provide motivational compensation packages for all employees.
That each and every one of us uses the highest of moral and ethical values at all times.
GARY PONTO - CPMR
Has 46 years of combined professional audio and sales experience. His professional audio background includes sound contracting, live theatre, studio recording, and live sound applications. From 1978 -1989 he was head of sound for the MGM Grand Casino in Reno Nevada performing live front of house sound mixing for the largest stage show in the world.
From 1989 to 1998, he was in charge of the Commercial Sound and Electronic Security division at Roger Ponto Associates, Pacific Northwest Manufacturers' representative. Under his leadership, their sales grew more than 164%. He has served on several advisory councils for manufacturers, and continues to participate in these activities with some of our current lines. He also successfully completed the CPMR (Certified Professional Manufacturers’ Representative) courses offered by the IPA (Institute for Professional Advancement) given at the University of Indiana.
Has 21years of legal secretarial experience with excellent customer service and organizational skills. She was a paralegal secretary at the largest law firm in Anchorage Alaska working with the oil companies prior to our starting GP Marketing, Inc. Her skills serve us well in her role as treasurer / office manager of GP Marketing, Inc.