At Ohio Distinctive, we want to be socially relevant, to make a difference in people’s lives. So we create and market children’s educational games and health/nutrition software, and other family-friendly products. The “thank you” letters that we receive make it all worthwhile.
Since 1987, we have been providing quality products to help individuals, families, and children. We created, in-house, five nutrition software programs and dozens of children's software titles, including several bilingual (Spanish/English) CD-ROM products. In addition, we published dog and cat books to help keep your family pet healthy and happy. We also license and sell quality, family-friendly products from other publishers.
Over the years, we have served approximately 1.8 million customers, and we look forward to helping many more.
At Ohio Distinctive, we care about each other, and we care about our customers. We recognize that you are the reason that we have our jobs, and we try never to forget that. We prosper because we’re hardworking, efficient, honest, and caring—and it shows. We have a lot of repeat customers, and without them, we would not be in business.
We’re proud of the fact that each employee at Ohio Distinctive makes a difference. We help each other on a daily basis, and as a result everyone is able to do more. Through the years, our workforce has been uncommonly diverse for a small company, with women and minorities in key positions because that’s just how it turned out when we hired and promoted the best person for each job. Ohio Distinctive is a place where people have grown personally and professionally, and we’re proud of the individuals who started at an entry level and worked their way up.
The CEO (Stan Apseloff)
I was born in Ohio, and my elderly father still lives in the house where I grew up. I have an identical twin brother, which made for some interesting experiences. From an early age, I enjoyed being creative —I dabbled in different types of art, and taught myself to play the piano. After high school in Kent, Ohio, I went off to college (U of PA, Wharton, U of Chicago, and Ohio State Law), but after four degrees I still didn’t quite know what I wanted to do. I got a job in management consulting and saw a clear path to financial success climbing the corporate ladder, but somehow I knew that wasn’t for me. I had a strong desire to build something from scratch, something that would in some small way make the world a better place. So I started Ohio Distinctive.
Twenty-two years later, I’m still the same person. I still play the piano, and I satisfy my passion for art by doing wildlife and nature photography. I wrote two books about the artwork of Michael Cheval, and I wrote a few books based on my wildlife photography (Imagine a Butterfly, Imagine a Puffin, Imagine a Bird). Most recently I wrote a young-adult fantasy novel, The Third Syzygy.
On behalf of myself and my employees, thank you for making Ohio Distinctive possible. We will always strive to prove Ohio Distinctive worthy of your support.