About Stratus Business Solutions

Andy Ballard

Stratus Business Solutions is led by Andy Ballard.  Andy started in the office supply industry in 1980 working for Stationers Distributing Company which eventually merged with United Stationers, the largest office supply wholesaler in the U.S..  Over the next 18 years his role was to help dealers automate and to work with system vendors to offer purchasing automation for office supply dealers.


After leaving United Stationers, Andy worked for two years with another wholesaler – B. A. Pargh, a division of Daisytech, as their Director of Marketing.  Next he moved to a large office supply / furniture dealer , Nashville Office Interiors where he spent 7 years,


For the past three years, Andy has been the sales manager for ECi where he managed a team of 14 sales representatives selling 8 different software packages in 5 different industries.  He is very familiar with the office supply and office furniture industry and has a strong knowledge of the Industrial (Jan San) and Hardware industries.  Having worked in all three phases of the office supply and furniture industry (dealer, vendor, wholesaler), he has a great relationship with the industry leaders and dealer base.