The Provident Group, a manufacturer and distributor of doctor blades, end seals and other products for the printing industry, has announced the addition of Ed Dedman as technical sales representative. The Provident Group is a subsidiary of Anderson & Vreeland.
Dedman brings to the company 35 years of printing industry experience, having served in a variety of roles including ink production, technical service, quality control, R&D, sales, product development, technical marketing, and business management. In his new role as Western US and Canada technical sales representative for Provident, he offers customers a thorough understanding of the technologies, methodologies and business practices used by today’s label and packaging printers.
“Ed’s in-depth printing experience makes him a tremendous resource for Provident’s customers. His experience and contacts, coupled with Provident’s innovative solutions for the printing industry, present a winning combination that is truly unique,” says Andrew Gillis, general manager for The Provident Group.
Dedman is active in the label and packaging industry, and serves as chairperson and long-time member of the Flexographic Technical Association’s Supplier Leadership Council. He is also co-founder and current President of the Twin Cities Flexo Association, works with charitable service organizations in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, and serves as a congregation council member and past-president for his church.