Appointments & Promotions - May 2012

This Month's People On The Move

MAY 31, 2012

Pacific Western Sales (asi/75731) has hired Michelle Hirn as the company's new western region account executive, covering CA, central and northern NV and WY.

Simba Cal (asi/87296) has named Tom Ngo director of sales & marketing.

MAY 29, 2012

Club Colors (asi/163432) announced that it has hired Vu Chan as collegiate sales manager.

MAY 24, 2012

National Gift Card Corporation (asi/73011) has announced that former marketing coordinator Samantha Goldstein has been promoted to director of marketing, and former strategic partnerships manager Ashley Zielinski has been promoted to director of strategic partnerships.

MAY 22, 2012

BDA (asi/137616) has named Preston Akers as its director of product and supply chain integrity.

Castelli North America (asi/44305) has announced that Missy Kilpatrick, executive vice president of sales, has resigned after 18 years with the company. Distributors can now contact any of the following: Patricia Fiorina, national sales account manager; Susan Gale-Seymour, executive vice president of operations; or Gabriella Vascan, finance manager.

CleggPromo (asi/45450) has hired Lillian Aguilera as a production coordinator.

iPROMOTEu (asi/232119) announced that it has hired Samantha Gotlib as director of marketing & business development.

MAY 17, 2012

Café Press (asi/43167) has named Joe Schmidt to the position of chief marketing officer.

Crystal D (asi/47759) has announced the addition of four new employees. They are: Becca Bruns as a marketing assistant; Laura Wilhelm as an accounts receivable clerk; Doug Grave as award advisor/territory manager for the Southern region; and Sheri Koos as a production artist.

MAY 15, 2012

Camsing Global LLC (asi/43668) has appointed Christine Sullivan the inside northeast sales representative. She will be responsible for ME, VT, NH, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE and MD.

Castelli North America (asi/44305) has announced that the following appointees will be representing the company:

  • Karen Spencer and Paul Wieleba, Southwest Ontario
  • Guylaine Chaumont, Quebec & Ottawa
  • Terry Slattery, Greater Toronto Area
  • Colin and Lonnie Kirkwood, Alberta and British Columbia

Delta Apparel (asi/49172) announced that it has promoted Mary Bostwick to director of marketing & customer service.

Fersten Worldwide Inc. (asi/53974) recently welcomed Matthew Michelin back to the company as customer service supervisor.

Pro Towels Etc. (asi/79750) has announced that Brian Porter has joined the company as vice president of sales.

MAY 10, 2012

Castelli North America (asi/44305) has named Patricia Fiorina national accounts manager for the East Coast and southern region of the United States.

Dard Products Inc. (asi/48500) has hired Jason Emery as vice president of sales & marketing.

Gill-Line (asi/56950) has hired four new sales managers as part a newly-established outside sales force for enhancing distributors’ relationship with the company. They are: Joe Gavern, Greater Southern California territory field sales manager; Jaime Becker, Greater Chicago territory field sales manager; Gene Guire, Greater Florida territory field sales manager; Jennifer Sedran, Greater New York/New Jersey territory field sales manager.

Visstun (asi/93975), Digispec (asi/49716) and CounterPoint (asi/46767) have hired Mark Shea as national accounts manager.

MAY 3, 2012

A La Carte (asi/30350) has announced that Carson Brooks and Joshua Brooks of Brooks & Brooks are representing A La Carte in New England and the Mid-Atlantic states.

Castelli Sales North America (asi/44305) has announced that Guylaine Chaumont has been appointed the new Castelli sales agent in Quebec and the Ottawa area.

Gemline (asi/56070) has announced that Casey Wakula has been hired as regional manager of the MI, OH, KY and western PA territory.

Glow Bright Products (asi/30985) has appointed the following multiline representatives: Paul Loo for CA, AZ, UT, OR, WA, AK, HI, MT, ID, WY and ND; Scott Lange for IN, MI, OH and KY; Lewie and Joan Hunt for SD, IA, NE, MO and KS; and Bill Wade for IL, WI, MN and ND.

Towel Specialties (asi/91605) has announced that Charlie Burnett will represent Hess and Associates in western Iowa for Towel Specialties. Additionally, Dean Salit will represent Hess and Associates in eastern Iowa.

MAY 1, 2012

Dard Products (asi/48500) announced that it has hired Jason Emery to be the company’s vice president of sales and marketing.

RoadPro Promo (asi/82649) has hired Elaina Peyton as a customer service representative.


A La Carte (asi/30350) announced that Dennis Coffee is now representing the supplier in Southern California and Southern Nevada.

American Apparel (asi/35297) appointed Stacey Shulman to the position of chief technology officer.

Ash City (asi/37143) hired Wendy Fraser as its new communications manager.

Club Colors (asi/163427) announced that it named Jason Abrahams as its new marketing manager.

EME announced that it hired Lauren Fox as vice president.

Guy Brown (asi/199968) announced that Rebecca Randall has been named client services coordinator.

Halo Branded Solutions (asi/356000) named Eric Ekstrand – the immediate past chairman of PPAI’s board of directors – to the position of vice president of sales for the Mid-Atlantic region.

iClick Inc. (asi/62124) announced that Giordanna Queiroz and Jesse Bergeron have joined the art department, and Kiwanna Nelson is now senior production artist. Additionally, David Chen has been hired as the overseas purchasing coordinator.

Jornik Manufacturing Corp. (asi/63549) announced that Jeff Stepp and his team at In Stepp Marketing have been hired as the company’s multi-line sales group responsible for AL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA and WV. The supplier also hired Scott Lange as the company’s multi-line sales rep in the following states: IN, KY, MI and OH.

Lanco (asi/66224) hired Bill Nault as a regional sales manager, covering CT, MA, RI, ME and NH. Additionally, Eric Thibault was hired as a regional sales manager responsible for FL, TN and Puerto Rico.

Mi Pen Company (asi/71033) announced new appointments for the following people – Steve Smidt: vice president of sales for Mi Pen on the West Coast; Richard Spector: representative for New England and NY; Ken Cecco: representative for MD, DE, PA, NJ and NY; David Hunzelman: representative for KA and MO; Deborah Mann: representative for IN, MI and IL; Dan Pauley: representative for TX, AR and LA.

Mid-Nite Snax (asi/71685) announced that Margaret Dengler has been appointed marketing director.

Newton Manufacturing Co. (asi/283300) appointed Dan Livengood to the position of senior sales manager of business and professional development. Additionally, Kevin Peska was hired as the senior sales manager, western region.

Polyconcept North America announced that it named Mindy Richards as the newest sales representative for its WorldSource division.

Pro Towels Etc. (asi/79750) announced that Dana Zezzo, vice president of sales, won the TRASA Pioneer Award.

Rainkist Umbrella Co. (asi/80490) hired Kim Pugner as its new West Coast sales representative.

Spectrum Uniforms (asi/88680) promoted Maria Cardenas to sales administrative manager, Angela Gonzales to regional sales manager of the Eastern Time Zone, and Hilde Dunivan to regional sales manager of the Pacific Time Zone. In addition, DeeDee Waters was hired as a new regional sales manager of the Eastern Time Zone, and Shawn Machie was hired as the company’s new graphics designer.

Staples Promotional Products (asi/120601) announced the retirement of Howard Trilling, vice president of global markets, after 35 years of service.

Starline USA (asi/89320) announced that Jim McLaughlin, Scott Schaefer of SS Enterprises and Gary Cuppernull of Cupps Sales Group are the company’s newest multi-line sales representatives for the Northeast. McLaughlin will represent the supplier in eastern PA, DE, southern NJ and northern MD; Schaefer will be responsible for western PA and upstate NY; and Cuppernull will represent the company in Washington, D.C., VA, WV and southern MD.

Talbot Promo (asi/341500) announced that Danny Braunstein has been appointed vice president of sales & business development for Western Canada.

The Book Company (asi/41010) announced that Karin Otterstrom of KO Marketing has been appointed to represent the company in seven southeastern states.

The Corporate Marketplace (asi/46743) named Mary Ann Fontana of Mid-Atlantic Factory Reps (asi/820134) multi-line rep for eastern PA, DE, MD, Washington D.C., VA and WV.

Warwick Publishing Co. (asi/95280) has hired Bill McDonald and Gary McMillan of McDonald Marketing Group to represent the company in AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV and Puerto Rico.