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Sass Career History Summary

Wilbert T.  " Ted " Sass

Email: wts@homenetexec.com

I began my sales career at age 8, selling boxed greeding cards to home wives door to door in Norfolk NE

 I am 76 today ... still selling every day.


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

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  Huebch 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 2017

Retired from Road / ouside Sales to learn to use Internet to do sales / marketing services.