Brian Starke, cofounder of Bravo Awards (asi/41638), has retired after a 20-year career in the promotional product industry. Cofounder Greg Livings is now the company’s principal owner and CEO. “Bravo will continue to operate and deliver as it has since the beginning, with the innovative creativity, concierge-level customer service, competitive pricing and superior delivery efficiencies our clients have come to expect,” said Livings.
Prime Line (asi/79530) welcomes hiring of industry veteran Gregg Szpicek as senior manager of key accounts.
American Solutions for Business (asi/120075) has promoted Kathryn Hallstrom to vice president of human resources.
The Magnet Group (asi/68507) has promoted Jonas Temple to the position of chief information executive for all of The Magnet Group brands, including Perfect Line (asi/77350) and Castelli (asi/44305).
Willis M. Bywater, chairman for Distributor Bankers Advertising Company (asi/131650), celebrated his 55th year with the company on August 22.
CPS/Keystone (asi/43051) welcomes Pete Gleason as vice president of sales.
Quality Certification Alliance welcomes Tim Brown as executive director – operations. Brown, who has previously worked for PPAI and Cintas (asi/162167) as well as his own consulting company, replaces Jeffrey P. Jacobs, who retired in April.
Polyconcept North America welcomes Laura Ouellette as its multi-line representative in the Golf and Resort Channel for customers in GTA Central and Eastern Ontario.
Terry Town (asi/90913) welcomes Scott Blankenship and Sharon Wohlleber to represent the company in the Southwest territory.
The Magnet Group (asi/68507) has promoted Dan Jellinek to the position of executive vice president and Aaron Gunderson to the position of senior vice president of sales for all of The Magnet Group brands, as well as Perfect Line (asi/77350) and Castelli (asi/44305). Jellinek will be responsible for all merchandising, direction and purchasing for all The Magnet Group brands.