OPC welcomes Jonathan Gilbert, National Accounts Manager
16 Feb 2017
Please join us in extending our very best wishes to Kim Richardson, our current National Accounts Manager, who has decided to take early retirement from OPC on 1 March.
With almost 40 years’ experience in the greeting cards industry, firstly Hallmark Cards and then Gemma International, we know she will be greatly missed by her industry peers and colleagues alike.
Kim says ‘’ I have had an enjoyable 8 years working at OPC, and will leave with fond memories of my accounts, their buyers, franchisees, and especially all the people at Support Office who have become very good friends. I plan to use the time playing golf and tennis, walking and having lots more holidays!’’
Jonathan Gilbert will be taking over the reins from Kim as our new National Accounts Manager after a relatively long career in greetings cards commencing in 1996 with Ling Design.
Jonathan held several different sales and management roles covering all types of accounts through independents, nationals, charities and bespoke print businesses at Ling Design and has also worked with International Cards and Gifts and local (to him) retailer G&T World of Cards.
At OPC, Jonathan will be working to build on the mutually beneficial relationships with our existing national accounts and concentrating on new business through current and emerging sectors.
“Kim’s knowledge of both the greeting card sector and National accounts has helped her make a tremendous contribution during her time with OPC, plus her support in many other aspects of the business has been hugely appreciated by me personally and the rest of the team,” said Mark Thompson, Managing Director, OPC
We all wish Kim the very best for the future and a very warm welcome to Jonathan.