Century Business Products named 2013 Elite Dealer by Week in Imaging


Sioux Falls, SD – The Week in Imaging, an online information and news publication for dealers who sell office technology, solutions, supplies and services, has selected Century Business Products as a 2013 Elite Dealer.

 Century Business Products was selected because of the company’s recent rebranding campaign to create a consistent look and message. Kyle Ruhland, Century Business Product’s marketing manager, said “The rebranding, which included a new logo, website, literature, television commercials and signage, helped refresh our brand and re-position Century for the 21st Century.”

Also contributing to Century’s selection was the company’s consistent sales growth in Managed Print Services, a 30 percent increase year after year. Scott Cullen, publisher and editor of The Week in Imaging, said, “We focus on growth, innovative marketing and sales programs, community leadership, and leadership within the office technology industry.” Cullen said that consistent sales growth is something that many dealerships are struggling with, but Century Business Products has found a way to create consistent growth.

Kevin Jergenson, Century Business Products, said, “Our company’s success is the result of a dedicated sales force backed by a nationally award-winning service department.”

Elite Dealer honorees encompass dealerships with revenues of less than $5 million a year to those with revenues of more than $50 million. Cullen said these dealers are entrepreneurs, innovators, top sellers and celebrated members of the communities in which they work. “It’s never any one quality that makes an Elite Dealer, but a combination of qualities,” said Cullen. “That winning combination of traits is why we are honored to celebrate Century Business Products as a 2013 Elite Dealer.” 

Century Business Products’ ownership group is also unique, with three owners working together to ensure the success of the organization. Jergenson manages the sales team, while Brett Gildemaster oversees the service department and Aaron Gerdes provides fiscal leadership. Century Business Products, an exclusive Premier Distributor of Kyocera products, focuses on helping businesses maximize the capabilities of digital office technology, including workflow systems and document management systems.