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Rowan McIntyre

Rowan McIntyre

Editor & Publisher Rowan McIntyre is an experienced B2B journalist who is excited to be spending more time concentrating on the U.S. business supplies sector. From 2014-19, he edited the show guide for TriMega and Independent Stationers’ EPIC event and has contributed editorially to OPI since 2008. In his current role as Editor & Publisher…

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Chris Turness

Chris Turness

Head of Media Sales Chris Turness leads the Independent Dealer sales team. Chris joined OPI 12 years ago and is currently head of media sales. In his previous role, Chris was responsible for the management and development of customer accounts in North America, making him well acquainted with the U.S. business products industry and a regular attendee at the…

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Simon De Groot

Simon De Groot

Consultant  |  Arlington, Virginia Simon De Groot has been covering the office products and office furniture industry for over 30 years, initially for NOPA as its Communications Director, then as Editorial Director of OfficeDEALER magazine, before starting Independent Dealer in 2007. Having sold the publication in January 2018, Simon now provides invaluable industry advice and direction…

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Steve Hilleard

Steve Hilleard

CEO  |  LONDON, UK Steve Hilleard is CEO of OPI, Independent Dealer’s parent company since it was acquired in January 2018. A former dealer owner himself, Steve has worked in the office supplies industry for 30 years, with the last 25 years as a media guy at OPI.  Steve is the second longest serving member of…

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Michael Chazin

Michael Chazin

CONTRIBUTOR  |  GLENVIEW, IL Michael Chazin, President of The Write Word – a freelance writing service, is an experienced business journalist who has been writing on business topics for more than 30 years. He has written about the office supply business for more than 15 years, starting first as Managing Editor for the now defunct Office…

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Andy Braithwaite

Andy Braithwaite

CONTRIBUTOR  |  AVIGNON, FRANCE Andy Braithwaite has been writing about the office products/business supplies industry since 2001 and will be a familiar name to those Independent Dealer subscribers who also read OPI where he has occupied a variety of editorial roles since 2008. Although based in France, Andy has a deep knowledge of the U.S….

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Paul Miller

Paul Miller

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS Principal  |  Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies  |  Fairfax, Virginia Paul Miller is a founding partner in Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies, LLC, providers of direct and grassroots lobbying, legislative and regulatory tracking, advocacy planning and implementation and related services. Before setting up Miller/Wenhold, Miller served as government affairs director for the National Office Products Alliance and the Office…

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