Top 40 supplier Hartwell Classic
Apparel (asi/60135) has chosen
Rick Cesere as its new CEO. The
move comes after a successful
year in which he helped introduced
the Liz Claiborne line to the
company as well as several other
new initiatives, including three-day
shipping and three-day turnaround.
Cesere joined Hartwell in 2004
as executive vice president after
holding senior-level positions
at several other industry apparel
companies. He is credited with
helping to revitalize the company
after several difficult years. “We
want to continue for the next
several years and be a good,
steady profitable company,” Cesere
says. “Most of that is
going to be done with world-class
customer service, a full-service
platform, quick decoration, large
size ranges and competitive pricing.”
Identity Names Henry Vice Chairman Top 40 distributor American
Identity (asi/120601) has named CEO
Roger Henry to its board of directors
as vice chairman. In addition to
overseeing American Identity’s
executive management team, most of
his focus will be on growing the
firm through strategic investment
and working closely with Republic
Financial, American’s parent
firm. Paul Pickard, the company’s
president and COO, will manage daily
activities. Henry’s been with
the company for 25 years, starting
as a sales manager in 1980, then
moving on to become vice president
of sales in 1985, president/COO in
1995 and CEO in 2004. “Roger’s
experience and industry knowledge
provide an added level of strategic
insight for us,” says Jim Dumler,
In the News
(asi/155460) has committed
to a $5,000 sponsorship
of Detroit’s Hispanic
Post-Gazette recently ran an article
on R&S Enterprises
Printing Inc. (asi/314290),
discussing the family
and its current business
Waterbury (CT) Republican-American,
in a piece about state
police involvement in
the commemoration of
the town’s National
Night Out, reports that
one of the event’s
highlights was the promotional
products given by the
police to attendees.
On The Move
has named Cheri Mack as
has added Hess & Associates,
Maloney and Associates,
Big East Sales Team,
McDonald Marketing and
Tuso Marketing as multi-line
has hired Steve Kaye
as vice president of
communications and support.
Summit Marketing (asi/339116)
has named Nina Worden
senior modeling analyst
in its St. Louis office.
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