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Welcome Stacy Gruca to the Quality Logo Products Team [Interview]

I know, I know, it’s been a while since we’ve done one of our new employee interviews. That doesn’t mean we’ve stopped growing here at QLP! Actually, we’ve added a few new sales people over the last several months.

So keep an eye on our blog because we’re going to feature some of our new team members soon. This time we’re introducing Stacy Gruca. She’s been here for a while, but some of our readers might not know her, so I decided to ask her a few questions to learn a little bit more about her!

Stacy Gruca

What do you like best about working in this industry?

I have a lot of fun taking customers’ ideas and bringing them to fruition. Creating products that they thought of in their head. It’s pretty cool. Plus, I love shopping and I basically get to do that all day long!

Do you have a favorite promotional item? If so, what is it?

I do have an affinity toward coffee mugs mostly because I’m addicted to coffee. So a cool mug is right up my alley.

Let’s throw you a curveball. If a customer called up looking for a nice but fairly inexpensive favor for a wedding, which product would you recommend?

I’m a huge fan of out of the box things. So, cell phone wallets are kind of cool. I would definitely stay away from sunglasses, though.

You said stay away from sunglasses? Why’s that?

Everybody gets sunglasses. People are going to wear them for the day and then throw them away. If I’m going to do something I want it to be in your face like BAM you were at my wedding!

What if instead of a wedding it was a high school graduation party?

Any kind of drinkware product, that would be my suggestion. They are reusable and non-disposable.

What’s been your favorite part about joining the Quality Logo Products® team?

It’s definitely the camaraderie and the teamwork. Everyone is super supportive of everybody else. I’ve never worked for another company that’s been like that.

How do you spend your time when you’re out of the office?

I’m a newlywed. So we are busy organizing our home and all that fun newlywed stuff! I also have two dogs. Mercy is a basset hound and Bear is a Labrador.

Anything else you’d like to share with QLP’s readers?

I was a paramedic for a very long time. So, if you cut your finger and don’t feel like calling 911 I guess you could call me! I could also sell you a Band-Aid holder that would not only repair your finger but also put your logo on it.

Stacy was actually a paramedic for about 10 years before coming to QLP. She’s even trained some of us in basic CPR and first aid so we’re prepared for just about anything that comes our way.

Like I said at the beginning, be sure to keep an eye out on the blog, because we’re growing fast and we’ve got more people to feature!

You can reach Stacy and any of our other awesome sales representatives by email (, by phone (866-312-5646), via live chat, or by leaving a comment below.

Have you worked with Stacy for your promo products needs? Want to ask her another question I didn’t get to? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Chris

    You forgot to ask her the most pressing question:

    “Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck, or one hundred duck-sized horses?”

  2. Shauna

    Also, Stacy, what is your patronus?

  3. Kat D.

    I take somewhat personal credit for Stacy joining this awesome QLP team. I had been telling her for years what a great industry this is to work in. I’m glad she decided to close her eyes and just jump in because she has proven to be unbelievable at her job already. Stacy, I wish you nothing but the best of luck with QLP. You are a rock star!!

  4. Leo

    Killing it from day 1 Stacy! Way to go! Our QLP team keeps growing and I’m loving it.

  5. Melissa

    Stacy is a great asset to our team! Her bubbly personality, and love for glitter and bacon made her an easy fit!

  6. Kelly Bird

    Stacy has been a rock-star since day one and I love that we have some more female power on the team. She’s already an incredible asset to QLP and all of her clients are lucky to have her managing their accounts. Welcome to the team!!!

  7. Stacy

    Well… My partonus is a stag. And I would defiantly pick 100 duck size horses rather than a horse size duck. Have you ever been close to a duck?! I may or may not have a deep seeded fear of avian creatures lol. But really. QLP has been amazing to me. I’m so thankful for Kat bringing me here and for Mike and Bret taking a chance and the giraffe with a 24 hour information absorption period. I couldn’t be happier and work with a better team. *tear sniff sniff* anyone have some logo’d tissues ??

  8. Michael Wenger

    From an EMS worker who was saving lives, to promotional product expert who is saving brands… I tell you what! Who would have thought that the urgency in life and death that she has experienced would be anything like selling promotional products. Well, Stacy sure can attest, while it does not seem like we are saving lives, it’s kinda feels the same around here. With some minor differences, like, no respirator or ambulance needed but striking similarities like quick action, tireless effort, and keen sense of how to get stuff done in a pinch surely is. I have to say, Stacy is amazing at creating brand awareness, and when EMS help is ever needed here in the office (god forbid) for an emergency, we can at least point and say, “you fix this”! So whether you or your brand needs some good old mouth to … wait, er, CPR, Stacy is your lady.

  9. Ryan

    Stacy! Your awesome. From day one you’ve hit the ground running. You and your drive is awesome. I also super appreciate your background as a paramedic when I need a quick headache cure or impromptu finger exam due to unfortunate softball incidents :)And who could forget your fascination with all thing glitter? I’ll never forget having to wear that ridiculous bedazzled safety vestige made. I am very excited to continue to work alongside someone as awesome as you!

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