People On The Move - July 2018

Hirsch Gift (asi/61005) has promoted Travis Terry to key accounts manager. “Travis is an invaluable member of our sales team. This is a well-deserved promotion,” said Sharon Steed, national accounts sales manager.

Polyconcept North America (PCNA) welcomes Jennifer Kirby as hard-goods field sales manager with her sole focus on customers in the Chicagoland area.

Sweda Co. (asi/90305) welcomes Jonathan Holt as a new regional sales executive for Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Ball & Black (asi/822777) welcomes Johanna Black as business development manager.

Polyconcept North America (PCNA) welcomes two new hard-goods field sales managers: Dawn Kovar will be serving customers in Southern California and Arizona, and Jon Schernikau will be serving customers in Southwest Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Soft Stuff Creations (asi/88121) welcomes Howard Berman as Northwest multi-line sales representative, covering Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

Starline USA (asi/89320) welcomes Kerri May as new regional sales manager representing Iowa, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. “When we began this search, the most important things for us were an amazing energy and a strong understanding of the industry,” said Brian Porter, Starline senior vice president of sales and marketing. “Kerri brings both of those to the table. With Starline’s aggressive growth strategy, in both core and brand lines, her experience will be invaluable.”

Stran Promotional Solutions (asi/337725) welcomes Bob Shea as vice president of sales and Nicholas Mirabile as vice president of business development.

Cap America (asi/43792) has named Christen Siebert as its new assistant accounting manager. Siebert completed her internship with Cap America in May of 2018. “Christen will be a great addition to the finance team,” said Jeni Pierce, finance manager. “She brings a skillset and level of knowledge that will complement our current team.”

IMAGEN Brands, parent company of Crown Products (asi/47700) and Vitronic (asi/93990), announced that national accounts manager Rory Campbell has expanded his role to include additional partners such as Safeguard, AIA and The Partnering Group. In other company news, Counselor has learned that Dana Zezzo is no longer with the company.

Goldstar (asi/73295) has expanded its staff to include several new hires: Francisco Burgos, Norma Ramos and Tracy McNeil as customer care – account coordinators; Rachel Hunt and Jon Robertson as credit and collections coordinators; Abbey Hendrix as outside sales rep for the Northeast region; Lydia Flowers as inside sales representative for the Western region; and Jessica Gonzales as content manager. Additionally, the company has promoted Tina Morrow to inside sales manager, Victoria Schmitz to West regional sales manager and Megan Price to customer care manager.

Full Line Specialties welcomes Simon Nguyen to the client services department. “This is a growing department for the company based on the expanding need for quality service levels for our vast list of large national clientele,” said Rocky Singh, vice president of operations. “The business environment is evolving daily and we must be adaptable to the market’s needs as we all progress.”

IMAGEN Brands, parent company of Crown Products (asi/47700) and Vitronic (asi/93990), welcomes Anna Wiese as regional sales manager covering the Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Nevada territories.

Starline USA (asi/89320) announced the addition of Steve Parker as its new Regional Sales Manager representing California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona. Parker, MAS, has been working in the promotional products industry since 1987. He spent ten years on the board of the Specialty Advertising Association of California (SAAC).

Vantage Apparel (asi/93390) welcomes Lacie Anderson as its new Regional Sales Representative for Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Lacie brings five years of distributor sales experience to Vantage, having worked with professional sports leagues and their top sponsors. 

Starline USA (asi/89320) welcomes 30-year industry veteran Steve Parker as the new regional sales manager representing California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona. Starline has also promoted Nicole Tasca to the newly created role of vice president of administrative sales. In addition to the duties of her previous role, Nicole will now oversee many key aspects of distributor relations.