Gemline (asi/56070) has hired Lauren Balazs as a regional sales manager for the Texas territory.
BAG MAKERS, Inc. (asi/37940) welcomes Jane Ryan as a regional business development manager. Ryan will head the company’s sales efforts in DE, GA, MD, NJ and PA. Last year she was named SGR’s Supplier Sales Rep of the Year.
Stouse (asi/89910) welcomes Nikkie S. Freeman to the senior management team as chief marketing officer. She most recently served as director of marketing and analytics at Freightquote, a leading online freight service provider.
The Magnet Group (asi/68507), Perfect Line (asi/77350) and Castelli (asi/44305) welcome Carrie Laufenburg as director of key accounts.
The St Regis Group (asi/84592) welcomes Ryan David as chief revenue officer. David had previously worked as a senior account executive for ASI and will be responsible for overseeing and consolidating all sales efforts for the group’s growing portfolio of 10 supplier companies.
Maple Ridge Farms (asi/68680) has appointed Jamie Johnson as sales consultant, and will be working with clients in both the U.S. and Canada.
Starline (asi/89320) announces that Julie Fritsch has been hired as the company’s director of marketing.
Blue Moon Promotional, Inc. (asi/141834) has hired 18-year-old Kaitlyn Eichen as a screen printer after she proved her abilities in the 2016 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference Championship. Eichen won first place in the screen printing technology category for secondary students. Eichen will continue going to school until she is at least 21.
Royal Apparel (asi/83731) promoted Gisselle Aguilera to manager of both the customer service department and the custom/private label department.
Ariel Premium Supply, Inc. (asi/36730) has named Rich Harbert as director of sales and Laura Brewer as senior sales manager/sales training specialist. Along with their new roles, Harbert will continue to manage the eastern territory covering CT, DE, MA, ME, MD, NJ, NY, MD, PA, RI, VA and VT, and Brewer will continue to cover the northwest territory, including CO, ID, MT, N. CA, OR, WA and WY. In addition, the company also welcomes Dan Aslpaugh as regional sales manager for the eastern Midwest territory covering IN, KY, MI, OH and WV and Lacey Lee as regional sales manager for the southern territory covering AR, KS, LA, OK, and TX.
ERB Safety and Fame Fabrics (asi/51204) welcomes Lou Borini as regional sales manager for the Northeast.
Evans Manufacturing, Inc. (asi/52840) welcomes Jay Paparone as vice president of sales.