COVENTRY, RHODE ISLAND, February 9, 2017 – Garland Writing Instruments announced today that Peter J. Leon has joined the company as their new Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Mr. Leon comes with a wealth of fine writing instrument and luxury gift products experience, most notably at the A.T. Cross Company where he served in several senior level sales and marketing positions.


Peter joins Garland Writing Instruments to lead and manage Garland’s long-term global market success and business growth in the Advertising Specialty, Promotional Products and Incentive Gift Industries. Peter comments, “I am very excited to start in my new role within the Garland Organization, to begin working with Garland team members and to develop mutually successful business opportunities within our current and new advertising specialty distributor partners. I am fortunate to be joining such a respected, 90 year-old business that prides itself on manufacturing high quality, American made products while providing exceptional customer service”.


Rick Becker, President/Owner of Garland Writing Instruments said, “Peter’s wealth of industry knowledge has already made him a key addition to the Garland Team. Peter’s appointment is a further long-term commitment to Garland’s being a key U.S. manufacturer of fine writing instruments and gift accessories. Our new product innovations and increasing demand for high quality led us to look for a sales and marketing leader who would complement our vision for quality products and services. We are very fortunate to have found someone of Peter’s background and experience to fill this new role”.


About Garland Writing Instruments

Garland writing instruments are the only high-quality, finely-engineered writing instruments manufactured in the United States with an unconditional “Heirloom Guarantee” that stays with the writing instrument for generations. This combination of high-quality and long lasting-durability provides end-user advertisers with the lowest cost per impression of any other promotional product available in the Advertising Specialty Industry.