Owner and Founder of ThePenGuy.com.
In 1982 Gary Austin received a bachelors degree in accounting. He started his career working with a prominent cable TV company. While there he saw the importance of advertising through media channels. Charter and some of the big companies were buying huge amounts of promotional products such as pens, hats, notepads, etc. So, in 1983 he had the chance to buyout a promo company in Jackson, TN and the rest is history. He started out on a local level, calling banks, car dealerships, etc and in 1995 Gary saw the gradual importance the internet was playing in the industry. At that time started ThePenGuy.com. After 3 years he saw huge increases in sales for pens and then started GaryAustinAdvertising.com which included other promotional products besides pens. As of 2012 the 2 companies do over 3 million in revenue per year.