LAS VEGAS, NV (September 21, 2022) GPO Plus, Inc. (OTCQB: GPOX), a publicly traded company of diversified Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) uses the power of Group Purchasing to save businesses money, announced Joseph Jaconi has been appointed President of DISTRO+, GPOX’s distribution division and GPO for specialty retailers.
With over 25 years of experience in Consumer Packaged Goods, Joseph Jaconi has extensive business development and management experience with an emphasis on international development and expansion. Mr. Jaconi Co-Founded Tech Armor in 2012, disrupting the brick and mortar accessory business creating the #1 Selling D2C (direct to consumer) screen protector brand with over 25 million units sold globally in over 40 countries. Tech Armor’s key partnerships include Amazon, eBay, and WalMart.com.
Mr. Jaconi developed multiple consumer brands in the hemp-derived CBD industries and licensed brands which includes the John Daly Collection, Slightly Stoopid and Rob Van Dam. He brings with him additional distribution relationships and independent sales organizations that will immediately impact revenues and profitability for the Company.
Mr. Jaconi began his career working for the University of Southern California in Madrid, Spain before moving to Mexico City to work for the U.S. Embassy. Mr. Jaconi then entered the world of commerce joining the Singer Sewing Company and managing their small electronics and appliance business unit before leaving to join Belkin International, Inc. in 1996. Belkin is an American consumer electronics and networking company that produces mobile and computer connectivity devices and peripherals for consumer and commercial use; well known for its iPhone and Apple accessories. Mr. Jaconi developed and managed all product categories launching 1,000’s of retail skus into WalMart, Staples, Office Depot and Best Buy before joining their Business Development Team’s international and e-commerce efforts. Mr. Jaconi has degrees in International Relations and in Spanish from the University of Southern California, studied in Madrid, Spain and has taken additional coursework at UCLA.
As President of DISTRO+. Mr. Jaconi will manage all day-to-day operations; scale distribution and create additional sales channels; increase product offerings; and recruit, train, and manage a national sales team. Additionally, he will lead general business development, enhance operational efficiencies, and identify potential acquisition targets to execute on DISTRO+’s acqusitive growth strategy. He will continue executing on the initial goals of DISTRO+’s Phase One Launch which are 1.) entering into distribution agreements with brands/products, 2.) sign up wholesalers and retailers, and 3.) identify distributors we can acquire.
“I’m very excited to join GPOX as a member of the senior executive team and President of DISTRO+,” said Mr. Jaconi. Jaconi continued “I’m excited to continue working in an industry I’m passionate about and lend my experience and contacts to this project. I look forward to building the organization and to achieving new levels of growth and success.”
GPOX Chairman and CEO Brett H. Pojunis, said, “Joe is the perfect person to lead DISTRO+ and further its mission.” Pojunis stated, “Joe will establish a national sales team targeting wholesalers and specialty retailers. Additionally, he will play an integral role in GPOX’s vertical roll up strategy of distributors, consolidating them under DISTRO+.”
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We help retailers save money + simplify purchasing!
DISTRO+ is a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) + distributor of premium products for the emerging specialty retailer sector and wholesalers. Through the power of Group Purchasing, DISTRO+ offers its network of customers (we call them “Members”) competitive pricing with low MOQs that realize similar discounts as major retailers with large buying power. Visit DISTRO.Plus for more information.
About GPOPlus+ (GPOX)
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, GPOPlus+ (OTCQB: GPOX) is a publicly traded company of diversified industry-specific Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs).
Our Purpose is to create efficient GPOs and our Mission is to create value for our GPO Members, partners, and suppliers while creating long term shareholder value.
We Aggregate, Negotiate + Share!
- Aggregate – We aggregate the purchasing power of our Members.
- Negotiate – We leverage buying power to negotiate
- Share – We share the discounts with our Members and save them money.
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