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Appointments & Promotions

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

  • Admints & Zagabor (asi/31516) hired Jodi Friedman as West Coast sales manager.
  • All-In-One (asi/34256) hired Lori Bolton-Herman to represent CA, WA, OR, AZ, NM, UT, CO, NV, HI and AK.
  • BIC Graphic (asi/40480) announced these additions: Trish Daly, director of special markets; Christina Jackson, promoted to special markets manager; Melanie Dean, sales coordinator; Jackie Danielson, key account manager–publishing; Rick Holmes, promoted to hotel national accounts manager; Chris Smith, account manager covering WV, MD, VA, NC, SC and DC; Michele Wieckowski, account manager covering PA and upstate NY; Matthew Kozar, account manager for southern OH, WV, NC and SC; Luke Wittman, account manager covering KS, AR, MO, KY, TN and southern IL; Shonna Rose, account manager covering northern CA; and Jerome Smith, account manager in Toronto.
  • Gemline (asi/56070) welcomed Bret Clemons as VP of sales and Mark Shearer as a regional sales manager for MN, WI, IA, NE, ND and SD.
  • Gill Studios (asi/56950) promoted Kerry George to regional sales associate for the Northeast region.
  • Graphcoline (asi/57956) hired Eric Cox as head of its customer service department, Delca Kaster as head of its sample department, and Allie Finnegan as media coordinator.
  • HandStands (asi/59525) hired Jason Dunnigan as marketing coordinator and Sarah Christiansen as marketing art director. 
  • Hub Pen Company (asi/61966) hired Rod Williamson and Bryan Mercer of MW Reps for the MO, NE, KS and IA territory.
  • Jornik Manufacturing Corp. (asi/63549) hired Howard Berman as its West Coast multi-line rep for AK, AZ, CA, HI, NV, OR, UT, and WA.
  • Kenro Industries (asi/64222) hired Steve Wittenbach of Wynne Marketing as multi-line rep for the Michigan territory. Kenro Industries has also appointed Marketing Motivators for the OH, IN, KY and Western PA territory.
  • Liberty Diversified Industries appointed Justin Raney as general manager of Immedia, a business unit of the company that designs and manufactures POS displays and graphics.
  • Penn Emblem Company (asi/77120) welcomed Stephen Bachow as business manager of the health care markets.
  • Proforma (asi/300094) announced that eight of its member owners have been named to Inc. magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest-growing, private companies in America.
  • Public Identity (asi/301878) welcomed Jim Ellis to its executive management team. Ellis will be leading the Licensing division and Supplier Relations/Strategic Partnership program.
  • SnugZ USA (asi/88060) promoted Brittany David to VP of sales.
  • Starline USA (asi/89320) hired DeChelle Lauria as its regional sales manager for the Midwest/Central area, covering IN, IL and southern WI.
  • The ColeMax Group (asi/45704) hired Jaimie Brogan as executive assistant.
  • The Next Trend Designs Inc. (asi/283375) welcomed Ken Pollock as senior account executive.
  • The Vernon Company (asi/351700) hired Shyla McFrederick as an account executive in its Central region.
  • Unionwear (asi/73775) appointed David Bronson as national accounts manager.
  • Vantage Apparel (asi/93390) hired Jeff Jennings as the facility manager for its West Coast sales and embroidery facility in Santa Ana, CA.
  • Wendell August (asi/37457) hired Chuck Ertzberger, vice president of operations; Erin Lewis, digital marketing manager; Mary Beach, sales manager; and Jen Gorham, inside sales associate.