Terry Town (asi/90913) announces that Aaron Bradley has been promoted to national sales manager.
Aakron Rule (asi/30270) has promoted Denise Morgan to outside sales manager and Amanda Nice to inside sales support manager.
BAG MAKERS Inc. (asi/37940) has announced that senior executive Roger Bayness will retire at the end of 2017 after 15 years with the company.
Hirsch Gift (asi/61005) welcomes Christian Brown to its outside sales team as the multi-line representative in the Pacific Northwest as of January 1.
Pinnacle Designs (asi/78140) has announced that former executive vice president David Messe will be the acting president of Pinnacle Designs starting January 1. Current president and CEO Brad Hartstein is staying with the company as chairman of the board, but will be less involved in day-to-day operations.
American Solutions for Business (asi/120075) has appointed Maggie Leland as director of GPO services and Sarah Thomas to a sales position in the new Dallas, TX office.
BIC Graphic (asi/40480) has promoted Pierre Montaubin to the newly created position of vice president of global support services and Melissa Ralston to vice president of marketing – North America.
ERB Industries Inc., parent company of ERB Safety & Fame Fabrics (asi/51204), recently had its president and CEO Sheila Eads elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA).
Pinnacle Designs (asi/78140) has added multi-line rep groups to complete the San Fernando company’s representation nationwide: Langton Promotions with Brad Langton will cover Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado and Wyoming. Southwest Marketing with Karin Otterstrom and Mark Heidmann will cover Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida and Puerto Rico.
The Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY) has elected Cindy Rosen of Zagwear (asi/365552) to serve on the Board of Directors. The 2018 Executive Committee will include John R.B. Cudahy of Prime Resources as president, Paul Sprunk of MLR-Paul Sprunk Associates as president elect/vice president, and Rachel Levin of Staples Promotional Products (asi/120601) as secretary/treasurer.
Trimark (asi/92121) has promoted Corey Cardinal from Field Sales Manager to Regional Sales Manager.
Eversole Run (asi/53040) welcomes Sierra Luke as manager of its graphic design/artwork department and Shawn Naeter of Shawn Naeter and Associates as multi-line representative for Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas.
Crystal D (asi/47759) has promoted three employees to new positions: marketing manager Bridget Dahlgren has been promoted to director of sales and marketing; marketing coordinator Alexis Kurttila has been promoted to marketing manager; and business development manager Kale Wallner has been promoted to vice president of sales for the southern territory.
EverythingBranded USA (asi/160791) welcomes Monique James as the group head of finance, Vish Vig as the East Coast floor manager, and Loucas Theodoulou as the West Coast floor manager.
Pro Towels (asi/79750) has promoted Keith Lofton to vice president of sales. Company principals said that Lofton has been an invaluable member of the team for almost 6 years, from a starting role as regional director in the southeast, to most recently National Accounts Director, East. “We are super excited to see Keith’s growth within our company. We believe Keith is in the best position to take the Pro Towels Family to the next level,” said Pro Towels President Kevin Nord.
Swag Promo LLC (asi/340491) welcomes Jim Franklyn as vice president of business development.
Terry Town (asi/90913) welcomes Kurt & Kyle McGovern of McGovern Marketing as multi-line reps for Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.
Polyconcept North America welcomes three new hard goods field sales managers: Matt Dyke will be serving customers in northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania; Julie Nordine Jacob will be serving customers in northern Georgia and Jim Ferris will be serving customers in Indiana.
Fields Manufacturing (asi/54100) announces that Senior Vice President of Sales Sue Tobias will retire at the end of the year. Tobias has been part of Fields for the past 18 years. She entered the promo industry in 1968, starting her career with Shedd Brown. Tobias later worked for Awardcraft for 15 years before joining Fields. She looks forward to travel with her husband and enjoying life.
The Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY) has announced that Jonathan Riegel, executive director of The Premier Group, has been selected for induction into the SAAGNY Hall of Fame.
Sweda Company (asi/90305) welcomes Craig Wallace as a new national accounts executive.