Jim Buescher, COO of Top 40 distributor firm Promo Shop (asi/300446), has passed away. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in early December, and he succumbed to the disease this week.
Buescher had been in the ad specialty market on the distributor side for more than 30 years. He most recently was chief operating officer of Promo Shop, and had also been instrumental at other firms such as Idea Man and Halo.
Services for Buescher will be held on Monday, January 6, at 10am at the American Martyrs Catholic Church in Manhattan Beach, CA. Also, Promo Shop and the Specialty Advertising Association of California (SAAC) have set up a fund in Buescher’s name to help children achieve their higher education goals. Both SAAC and Promo Shop ask that in lieu of flowers, any donations can be made to the James F. Buescher Legacy Scholarship Fund. Donation checks can be made payable to and mailed to: Foundation for SAAC, James F. Buescher Legacy Scholarship Fund, 1200 Paseo Camarillo #100, Camarillo, CA 93010.