News | July 31, 2013

Block And Company, Inc. Names John Lanman To Top Leadership Post

Kenneth Block, Chairman of Block and Company, Inc., a privately held global provider of office products and cash handling equipment and supplies, announced last month that John Lanman has joined the organization as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Lanman assumes the top position at Block with more than 25 years of consumer products industry experience. Most recently, Mr. Lanman served as Vice President and General Manager for Fun Express, a Division of Oriental Trading Company. Prior to that, he was Vice President and General Manager of Blyth Homescents International, and served the Thermos Company as Vice President of Marketing.

“We are very enthusiastic about the future of Block under John’s leadership”, said Kenneth Block, Chairman of the Board. “John brings decades of sales, marketing and new product development experience with him. He has the business acumen and leadership skills that will lift Block and Company, Inc. to new heights. We are delighted to welcome John Lanman as our President and CEO.”

Established in 1934, Block and Company Inc. is a privately held manufacturer and distributor of office products headquartered in Wheeling, Illinois. MMF POS is a division of Block and Company, Inc.

About Block And Company, Inc.
Block markets specialty bank and office supplies and equipment to businesses in the banking, gaming, hospitality, vending, restaurant and business services industries, as well as libraries and educational institutions. Product categories include coin and currency handling, check handling and document storage, coin and currency bags, drive-up window and ATM supplies, forms, imaging supplies, signage, lobby supplies and traffic control products, and identification and security products. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Block And Company, Inc.