Omaha NE 

Wilbert T. " Ted " Sass

I began my sales career at age 8, selling boxed greeting cards to home wives door to door in Norfolk NE  I am 78 today ... selling every day.


Sass Career Summary

​​During my high school years, I sold Vita Craft Waterless Cookware, Fine China, Stainless Steel Flatware and Cutlery to young working ladies, for their Hope Chest.

While in High School I developed a Teen Canteen, remodeling an empty Store front on Main Street, Norfolk NE  I had a Stage for Entertainment / bands - a large dance floor; with customer seating / booths.

 I created a Burger Bar with seating.

I started an Independent Record Label in 1959 with Harold Peterson     ( Deceased );

My label is still active -

In 1995, my Record Label was a Charter Inductee, to the Nebraska Music Hall of Fame  Scroll down to 1995 Charter Inductees on left side menu.

From 1960 to 1964 I was employed as a Sales Representative representing Liggett & Myers Tobbaco Company, New York, NY  My job description was to enhance Liggett Brand Distribution and do point of sale advertising development in a 27 Central Ne Sales Territory.

1964 to 1968  Cullman Bros New York NY

Cigar Manufacturer

Territory Sales Manager - Nebraska Teritory

1965 - Field Sales Promotion: District Sales Manager - Five States

Recruit, Train, Manage 7 person District Sales Team

1968 -1972  Will Ross Inc.  Milwaukee WI

Hospital Equipment & Logistics 

Sales Representative

Develop Private Label sales to Hospital Department Directors

1970 Promoted to Territory Manager

1970 Sales Achievement Awards:  Private Label Sales Leader of 60 person sales staff - Division Sales Representative Leader - Freshman / Sophmore Sales Leader

While still working with Will Ross Inc.  I purchased 10 Dairy Queen Store Franchises, located in Omaha NE

Recruited and trained a full time Operations Manager and ten retail store managers.

1 Million + Retail Sales

1971  Opened two independent Chicken / Burger / Mex Retail Food Stores Bellvue NE 

Recruited and trained two retail store managers / worked one of the stores on weekends, while working a sales territory for Will Ross during the week.

Rehired by Will Ross Inc. 1971

1972 Purchased Hill Top Motel / Restaurant  Oakland NE

1973   Start Up Ag Products Distributorship for ImPruVall  Carson City NV with a warhouse in Oakland NE

1974  Start Up 10 State Distributorship for Gebruder Eberhardt Company Ulm, Germany = Introduced Silopress Forage Processing Machine to US Cattle and Dairy Farmers in the Corn Belt USA  

Imported Ocean Shipping Containers of 4 Silopress Machiense per 40 foot container.

Recruited, Trained Managed 10 Silopress Dealers

Developed 10 State Marketing Plan focusing on Silopress Demonstration Events

Personal Sales of Silopress Machines 1974 - 1 Million +

Silopress Company sales 1984: 15 Million +

1987  Blue Cross Blue Shield   NE

Sales Territory Manager  O'neill NE

Sold Individual Health Insurance Contracts to Independent Business Owners and to Farm Operators

1989  Promoted from first, O'neill NE small sales territory to larger sales territory - Norfolk NE Headquarters as Territory Sales Manager

1990  Promoted to job Created for me, Director of Sales Individual Blue Cross Blue Shield NE State of NE  Sales Director supervising and training 17 Licensed Blue Cross Blue Shield Territory Managers

1992  Huebsch Wholesale Company Sioux City IA

Sales Manager - Five States

Developed New Retail Accounts in all five states

Doubled Company Sales First two years

1998 to 2018

After decades of  Road / ouside Sales, I decided adding faster contact capacity to my selling plan so I began to learn to use Internet to do sales / marketing services ... best idea for me.