Appointments & Promotions

This month’s people on the move in the ad specialty industry.

  • Ash City/alphabroder (asi/34063) announced that it hired Tom Alavi as a dedicated sales representative, responsible for the Greater Toronto Area west territory.
  • Bag Makers (asi/37940) announced that it promoted Pete Gleason to director of sales strategy.
  • Beemak Displays (asi/39425) announced that it hired Bruce Kelly as sales and marketing manager.
  • Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant (asi/44900) hired Jaclyn Claude as customer service/inside sales representative for the Midwest.
  • Clegg Promo (asi/45450) welcomed Pat Kiddoo to its outside sales team as a multi-line representative.
  • Competitive Edge LLC (asi/166085) hired Jay Fettig as CMO. The move was effective July 1.
  • Goldner Associates (asi/209800) has hired Bill Petrie as director of business development.
  • Hub Pen Company (asi/61966) has hired Joe Cadigan as IT support analyst and Madelyn Voong as Human Resources coordinator.
  • Jetline (asi/63344) hired Brett Schaffer as senior vice president of operations and Kathy Lynch as vice president of customer service operations.
  • Leprechaun Promotions (asi/67075) announces that Cliff Leach has joined the company as general manager.
  • Penn Emblem Company (asi/77120) appointed Keith Hoover as e-commerce web developer.
  • Prime Line (asi/79530) welcomed Tom Guitard as Canadian sales manager.
  • Proforma (asi/300094) hired Tom Rizzi as senior vice president of business development. Rizzi, formerly the chief sales officer at Top 40 firm WorkflowOne (asi/333647), will focus on major accounts at Proforma, and help lead recruiting efforts.
  • River’s End Trading Company (asi/82588) hired Bret Slane as senior vice president and chief merchandising officer of River’s End Trading Company and Page and Tuttle.
  • Selco (asi/86230) named Renee Nordholm as its accounts payable and marketing coordinator.
  • Spector & Co. (asi/88660) promoted Josie Di Staola to team lead for the customer service department.
  • Standard Register, parent company of WorkflowOne (asi/333647), named Michael Giachetti as vice president and general manager of its promotional marketing division. The company also named the following three people as strategic promotional marketing leaders for different geographies: Chandra Geschwill in the South, Brad White in the West, and Joe Whitman in the Midwest.
  • Tekweld (asi/90807) added three new regional sales managers: Steven Klein (West), Kevin Barkalow (Midwest) and Marc Rizzi (Northeast).
  • Selco (asi/86230) hired John Gonring as a sales representative for WI, IL, MO, KS, ND, SD and MN. 
  • The Vernon Company (asi/351700) announced that Chris Vernon, the firm’s president & COO, has been promoted to president & co-CEO. Bill Vernon will continue as the company’s chairman and serve as co-CEO.
  • Vantage Apparel (asi/93390) hired Jeff Kranz as sales representative for MO, KS, NE and southern IL.
  • Vitronic Promotional Group (asi/93990) welcomes Daniel Pendleton as its regional sales manager for FL and GA. Kevin Sephton, previously responsible for FL and GA, will now cover TN, NC and SC.
  • World Emblem (asi/98264) hired Alicia Hughes as human resources director.