ecoEnvelopes Appoints Joe Claeys as Vice President of Business Development

New Vice President to Support Licensee Growth

Eden Prairie, MN, February 20, 2013 --( ecoEnvelopes (, the world’s leader in innovative, eco-friendly mailing solutions is pleased to announce that Joe Claeys has joined ecoEnvelopes as Vice President of Business Development. Claeys primary responsibility will be to manage ecoEnvelopes license channel. He will also oversee the Company’s relationships with large national accounts.

Mr. Claeys comes to ecoEnvelopes with a rich sales history including 12 years in the envelope industry where he developed a reputation for superior business development skills and his skill at managing key local and national accounts. Prior to joining ecoEnvelopes, Claey’s was a top-ranked Account Executive at MacKay Mitchell. He started his career in the food brokerage business and in 2000 he began selling envelopes with Priority Envelope Company. Claeys also served in the Minnesota Army National Guard for 23 years and was deployed in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from March 2006 through July 2007.

A former co-worker of Joe’s describes one of his strong suits as being excellent at maintaining long-term relationships with customers; “Joe doesn’t give up easily, he stays after it. He has a history of longevity with customers.” A former supervisor notes his strong work ethic and drive as being keys to his success; “Joe’s background and work ethic are important strengths. He sticks with his commitments, has developed his career and can be described as stable, determined and takes initiative to get the job done.”

Commenting on Claey’s appointment, Gale Ward, ecoEnvelopes’ President and General Manager said, “This is an important point in ecoEnvelopes growth and Joe’s experience will be a valuable asset to our licensees. Joe brings valuable industry experience and an ability to relate to our licensees. We are thrilled he has joined our team.”

About ecoEnvelopes
ecoEnvelopes LLC. ( designs and licenses proprietary reusable envelopes, packages and postal solutions that reduce costs and benefit the environment. ecoEnvelopes solutions are sustainably manufactured on certified papers from managed forests. USPS approved, ecoEnvelopes operate on existing high-speed insertion and postal processing equipment. The company's innovative products meet the growing desire to reduce costs while contributing to environmental stewardship.
Heather Everett