Management

The Internet Does Not Like the New McDonald's Uniforms
April 25, 2017 at 2:26 pm

McDonald's introduced its new, hip employee uniforms last week. They're based more off of streetwear trends, and pull the focus from the fast food giant's red and yellow color scheme. For some, this change might just be too much to handle. Based on some reactions from the internet, McDonald's decision to turn down the saturation for…

Jornik Manufacturing Completes Ownership Transition to Second Generation
April 25, 2017 at 2:08 pm

Jornik Manufacturing Corp., Stamford, Conn., a family-owned and operated supplier, announced that ownership has transitioned from founders Jacquie and Peter Herz to their daughter, Jordie Freedman (president), and son-in-law Rory Freedman (treasurer and secretary). “I have been in this industry since 1971," Peter Herz said. "It’s been a great 46 years. I’ve seen it from…

Hub Pen Company Hires Account Manager Karen Santos
April 24, 2017 at 1:18 pm

Hub Pen Company, Braintree, Mass., announced the addition of account manager Karen Santos to the inside sales team. The Massachusetts native has been in sales for over 20 years in the South of Boston area. Santos started her career by growing to…

PM Video Battle: Dynamite Promo Versus Promo Town Powered by HALO Branded Solutions
April 21, 2017 at 3:07 pm

Promo Marketing’s Video Battle pits two industry videos against each other for the chance at the ultimate bragging right: Being declared our readership’s absolute favorite. (Next up: Gearing up for the NFL Draft, which is happening right down the street. Of course, I'd prefer to get drafted by the Eagles, but I'll take what I…

Vernon Company Names Account Executive of the Year
April 21, 2017 at 11:19 am

The Vernon Company, Newton, Iowa, presented Jon Smith with the 2016 Vernon Account Executive of the Year award during the company’s annual National Sales Meeting held April 10 to 12 at the Renaissance Indian Wells in Indian Wells, Calif.…

Proforma’s Million Dollar Club Grows to a Record 171 Members
April 20, 2017 at 1:45 pm

Proforma, Cleveland, announced that a record 171 owners achieved million- or multi-million-dollar success in 2016, as 34 new members were recently inducted into its Million Dollar Club. This group of distributors, with cumulative sales exceeding a quarter of a…

The Magnet Group Hires Regional Sales Manager
April 19, 2017 at 2:25 pm

The Magnet Group, Washington, Mo., welcomed industry veteran Ty Cannon as regional sales manager. Cannon will work with distributors in Washington, Oregon and Northern California. “Ty is a well-respected, passionate, driven individual, and we are thrilled to have him [as] part…

Hub Pen Hires Account Manager Bjanka Andov
April 18, 2017 at 1:25 pm

Hub Pen Company, Braintree, Mass., has announced the addition of account manager Bjanka Andov to the inside sales team. Andov came to Hub Pen Company with almost 10 years of account management experience in the telecommunications market. A Bosnian native…

Who Do You Blame?
April 17, 2017 at 11:45 am

We have all experienced walking down the street and tripping on a crack in the sidewalk. There are only two types of responses to this experience. The first type of response is to blame the person who owns the home for not properly maintaining their sidewalk and fixing the crack. The second type of response…

Vernon University Brings Together Account Executives, Supplier Partners
April 14, 2017 at 11:23 am

The Vernon Company, Newton, Iowa, hosted its annual national sales meeting, Vernon University, April 10 to 12, at Renaissance Indian Wells in Indian Wells, Calif. The three-day event brought together nearly 100 Vernon account executives from coast to coast and more than 70 supplier partners. “Vernon’s national sales meeting could have been described using one…