Staples Inc., parent company of Top 40 distributor Staples Promotional Products (asi/120601), has a new executive chairman of the board of directors. John A. Lederer, former president and CEO of US Foods, was named to the post by Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm that finalized its $6.9 billion acquisition of Staples earlier this month.
Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant (asi/44900) welcomes Kevin Sephton as Southeast regional sales manager.
Ennis Inc. (asi/52493) has announced that sales manager John Cornelius, of Hoosier Data Forms, is retiring from the printing industry after a career of more than 40 years.
Gill Studios (asi/56950) has promoted Dana Henton to regional sales manager (Central Region) and Liz Morrison to regional sales associate (Midwest region).
AST Sportswear Inc. (asi/30244) welcomes Ray Hughes as vice president of sales and marketing.
MasterCast Ltd. (asi/69240) announced that Joshua Katseff was recently elected vice president of MasterCast Ltd. He will continue as general manager of all selling divisions.
Gold Bond (asi/57653) welcomes Brooke Standefer as the manager for the inside sales team.
Hub Pen Company (asi/61966) welcomes Michael Sacco as manufacturing and quality engineer.
Sweda Company (asi/90305) welcomes Shelley Bednarksi as new regional sales executive for the Southeast region.
Gold Bond (asi/57653)) has promoted Tia Flynn from sales support to an outside sales representative, working with distributors in IL, MN, WI and IA. The firm has also named Patricia Hai as an outside sales rep for the West Coast with a territory of CA, WA and NV.
Gold Bond (asi/57653) has promoted Britney Godsey to vice president of sales.
IMAGEN Brands, parent company of Crown Products (asi/47700) and Vitronic (asi/93990), has named Amanda Delaney as its regional sales manager for Florida.
Prime Line (asi/79530) welcomes Madison Mastro to provide sales support in the mid-Atlantic region.
The Gold Coast Promotional Products Association has appointed Gloria Lafont to its board of directors.
Chocolate Inn / Taylor & Grant (asi/44900) welcomes Kaitlyn Fingerle to its inside sales team.
MAC Specialties Inc. (asi/68207) has named Maria D. LaFichi vice president of sales.
Tender Corporation has promoted Susan Scheibenpflug to sales manager of its promotional brand Ready 4 Kits (asi/80882).