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Provident, LLC Appoints Andy Gillis as General Manager

Provident, LLC appointed Andrew Gillis as General Manager to drive growth, increase sales and expand market presence of its expanded line of doctor blades, end seals and innovative solutions for the printing industry.

“Andy is a natural leader and we are extremely fortunate he has taken on this leadership role as GM of Provident, LLC.”


The appointment of Andrew Gillis as General Manager for Provident LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. and leading manufacturer and distributor of doctor blades, end seals and innovative solutions for the printing industry, is announced by Drew Elisius, Vice President of Operations for Anderson & Vreeland, Inc.


In his new position, Gillis will be responsible for all sales, manufacturing, customer service, purchasing, warehousing, technical service and support for a comprehensive selection of doctor blades and end seals, including additional products, talent and technology resulting from Provident’s acquisition of Custom Flex, a manufacturer and distributor of doctor blades and end Gillis brings to his new position 17-plus years of sales and flexographic printing experience, most recently as Managing Director – Print Division of Green Bay Converting, Inc., a leading contract converting company. He has an impressive record of driving growth, increasing sales and expanding market presence in his previously held positions.


“Andy is a natural leader and we are extremely fortunate he will serve as GM of The Provident Group,” said Drew Elisius. “Andy’s record of success building sales and customer satisfaction, coupled with The Provident Group’s expanded line of doctor blades, end seals and innovative solutions, are a winning combination and real benefit to our customers,” added Commenting on his appointment, Gillis stated “It is extremely exciting to be joining Provident during this time of strategic growth. I feel privileged to play a key role as we become the premier manufacturer of doctor blades and end seals.”



About The Provident Group

The Provident Group is a leading manufacturer and distributor of doctor blades, end seals and innovative solutions for the printing industry. The company owns numerous patents that introduced improved doctor blade and end seal performance. Provident Group operates independently as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anderson & Vreeland, Inc., preeminent supplier of flexographic platemaking equipment and materials to the graphic arts industry Further information is available at



About Anderson & Vreeland, Inc.

Founded in 1961, Anderson & Vreeland has earned an international reputation as a leading provider of flexo prepress solutions for the graphic arts industry. The company offers a “systems” approach to conducting business by evaluating customer needs and offering the best solutions in the form of equipment, materials, training, and technology tailored for each customer. A&V supports these solutions with over 50 years of experience and a staff of technical sales representatives thoroughly knowledgeable about the fine points of flexo. The company’s substantial flexo experience and technical support sets it apart from other prepress suppliers. This experience and support results in smoother and easier integration of technical advancements affecting flexo prepress.

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