Bill Windsor went through the interview process at Texas Tech University. He was offered an excellent first job by Procter & Gamble, but he wasn’t enamored of the idea of encouraging grocery store workers to give better shelf placement for P&G products.
A small company from Chicago contacted Bill, flew him to Chicago, wined and dined him, and offered him the position of National Marketing Manager for the American Association of School Retailers. Bill accepted the job and hired several of his fraternity brothers as salespeople.
Bill and Barbara married a few weeks after he graduated from Texas Tech, and they moved to Winter Park, Florida. Bill was traveling most of the time as AASR loved the sales he was generating. That got old, and Bill told John W. Heiser of AASR that he would have to quit unless they moved him to the corporate headquarters in Chicago.
Bill and Barbara moved to Rolling Meadows, Illinois. AASR moved their offices from the Wrigley Building in downtown Chicago to the Des Plaines Office Center in Des Plaines, Illinois – near O’Hare Airport.
Bill worked for AASR for a year, but he knew he could make more money on his own, so pregnant Barbara and Bill moved to Winter Park, Florida.