In the group purchasing community, HPS is your trusted business partner. Whether you've been a member for years or you're looking for a new GPO relationship, HPS has a reputation in the industry of honesty, expertise and customer service.
We perform in the best interest of customers and vendor partners alike. Our longstanding relationships and industry presence have withstood the test of time, helping our members effectively achieve their purchasing goals since 1949.
Michelle Pleiness is the vice president of member development. She is responsible for the membership preservation by ensuring that we have direct communication with each of our members and understand their needs. In addition, the Member Development Team is responsible for growing the membership in all classifications and into new markets.
Michelle joined HPS in 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Western Michigan University and an MBA from Wayne State University.
“HPS has saved us money since we have been with them. Everyone has been great to work with.”
—Eleanor Hall, district director of nutritional services, Scott County Board of Education, Georgetown, Kent.
“In 2005 Ohio University made a significant change in our food purchasing bid process and became a prime vendor under the HPS college and university food purchasing program. Through negotiations with the manufacturers on firm pricing and through the prime vendor distribution program, we are able to maximize the rebate program with Gordon Food Service and save more than $100,000 annually.”
—Melanie Glassmire, Ohio University Dining Services, Athens, Ohio
“Our school district has been a member of HPS since 2006. We were one of the first schools in Kentucky to join HPS, and they not only save our district valuable dollars, they save us time on the bid process.”
—Judy Ellis, food service director, Boyle County Board of Education, Danville Kent.