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 - http://dreemrecords.com
In 1995, my Record Label was a Charter Inductee, to the Nebraska Music Hall of Fame
http://nebrocks.org 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
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
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.