Recent Posts by Pamela Battle

2018-19 Board of Directors Elected

On February 1 at the 2018 MRA Seminar, the MRA members elected their 2018-19 Board of Directors. Serving the association as officers are President Mike Biolsi, Creative Sales & Marketing Group, Lincoln Park, NJ; Vice President Steve Pickarts, CPMR, RPMco, Houston, TX; Secretary-Treasurer Doug Brown, D.C. Brown Inc., Minneapolis, MN; and Immediate Past President Eric…
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2018 Seminar: Connections Made!

We hope you were a part of MRA's 2018 Seminar in sunny, warm, beautiful Napa, CA! If not, you missed many opportunities to connect with reps from all over the country and several manufacturers looking for reps for their open territories. You missed connecting with speakers who provided information on a better means of building…
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Featured Rep Member: RPMco, Plano, TX

The company that exists today as Rud & Pickarts Marketing Co., Inc. (RPMco) was founded in 1979 by Dick Rud.  He was joined in 1984 by Bill Pickarts.  Originally concentrating on Industrial and Retail Packaging, RPMco soon expanded into Food Service Packaging and Janitorial Supplies.  Both of the original principals are now retired, but the second generation management team has…
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Dick Doane

Sadly, we’ve heard from Mary Doane, wife of Dick Doane, that Dick passed away on May 18.  Dick was well-loved and respected during his firm’s (Doane Marketing, Tempe, AZ) membership in MRA and throughout the industry.  He served as our president and was instrumental in negotiating the contract with MRERF in our sale of the…
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