Management

QCA Announces Rick Rayl Steps Down After 10 Years
May 17, 2017 at 2:10 pm

After assisting in successfully guiding Chicago-based Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) for a decade, Rick Rayl, announced that he is stepping down from his position on the QCA Board of Directors, where he also served as chair of the Distributor Advocacy Council (DAC) committee. Rayl has served QCA for ten years, which includes being part of…

Lands' End Cancels Former CEO's 'Canvas' Line
May 16, 2017 at 1:24 pm

After taking the reins at Lands' End Business Outfitters, former Dolce & Gabanna and Ferrari executive Federica Marchionni introduced high-end lines like Canvas by Lands' End. Not long after taking control, Marchionni parted ways with the company (after causing tension with other high-ranking company officials). Now, Lands' End is ending the Canvas by Lands' End…

Sweda Company LLC Names New Director of Merchandising
May 16, 2017 at 11:29 am

Sweda Company LLC, City of Industry, Calif., announced the addition of Brigid Hines as director of merchandising. With more than 10 years of promotional industry experience, Hines most recently served as product marketing manager for Virco, a supplier of educational equipment. Prior…

An Onion is Heaven
May 15, 2017 at 11:25 am

I hear many people make excuses for postponing selling or giving presentations because they are concerned that they aren’t quite ready. Not being ready is a bad excuse for postponing success. The concern I often hear is that people don’t feel ready because they are worried their sales pitch or presentation won’t be perfect. Typically,…

Hub Pen Hires Business Development Associate Darlenis Alonzo
May 8, 2017 at 1:25 pm

Hub Pen Company, Braintree, Mass., announced the addition of Darlenis Alonzo to the business development team. Boston native Alonzo honed her business developing skills recruiting for global sales and marketing outsourcing company MarketStar. “MarketStar was a great opportunity for me," she…

Google Stops Dangerous Docs Phishing Scam
May 5, 2017 at 3:08 pm

Be careful, everyone: There's a dangerous phishing attack guised as a Google Doc that might have made it to your inbox. According to the BBC, however, Google put a stop to the phishing email that landed in about a million users' inboxes. In case you were out of the loop, here's what happened: People received…

Towel Trading Group Hires Vice President of Sales and Marketing
May 5, 2017 at 2:10 pm

Towel Trading Group, Carson, Calif., announced that Scott Harris has joined the company as vice president of sales and marketing. Harris brings a wealth of industry sales and management experience to Towel Trading Group, including more than 20…

Vapor Apparel Europe Announces Opening of Office in the Netherlands
May 2, 2017 at 12:10 pm

Vapor Apparel, North Charleston, S.C., is open for business in Europe with inventory and operations in the Netherlands. Vapor Apparel Europe BV will display its line of sublimation certified apparel at the Federation of European Screen Printers Associations (FESPA) show in Hamburg at stand No. B6-C103. The brand has more than 12 years of experience…

Hub Pen Company Adds Susan Bousquet to Customer Service Team
May 1, 2017 at 1:40 pm

Hub Pen Company, Braintree, Mass., announced the addition of Susan Bousquet to the customer service team. The Massachusetts native comes to Hub Pen with more than 30 years of customer service experience in the promotional products industry, growing along with…