Counselor Unveils 2013 Power 50

List Headed By Marc Simon Of Halo

Marc Simon HaloAt a ceremony last night during the ASI Power Summit, Counselor revealed its 2013 Power 50 list. Made up of the most influential executives in the ad specialty market, this year's list is headed by Marc Simon, CEO of Halo Branded Solutions (asi/356000). Rounding out the top five spots on the list after Simon are: Marty Lott & Jeremy Lott from SanMar (asi/84863), Michael Bernstein and David Nicholson from Polyconcept, Kevin Lyons-Tarr from 4imprint (asi/197045), and Greg Muzzillo and Vera Muzzillo from Proforma (asi/300094).

"Every year, this list becomes the talk of the industry, and for good reason: it matters," Tim Andrews, president and CEO of ASI, said prior to the Power 50 being announced to the Power Summit audience. "Everyone on this list is, in some significant way, a leader. I'm not talking about being the smartest or the richest, the one with the biggest payroll or the most global offices – although those things certainly matter. If your peers look to you for advice, for straight talk, for inspiration and innovation, in good times and bad, then you're a leader. And, you're either on the Power 50 list – or on your way."

With 10 new members for 2013, the Power 50 consists of leaders of both distributor and supplier companies, as well as some international influencers who are having a big impact on the industry – both in North America and abroad. To view the 2013 Power 50 rankings, click here. And, check out Counselor's October issue for complete coverage of the Power 50.