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Staples, Office Depot Extend Merger Agreement
January 27, 2016 at 7:20 pm

Staples, Framingham, Mass., announced that it, along with Boca Raton, Florida-based Office Depot, intend to waive the merger-agreement termination date of Feb. 4, 2016, extending it to May 16, 2016. The companies' boards of directors did this to allow for the completion of the ongoing federal court litigation with the Federal Trade Commission. According to…

Fruit of the Loom Hires Three Sales and Account Managers
January 22, 2016 at 4:27 pm

The imprintable activewear division of Fruit of the Loom, Bowling Green, Ky., announced the appointments of three new sales and account management professionals: Ken Seidl, Mauro Dal Balcon and Joe Mellen. Ken Seidl, vice president of sales, will tap into his years of industry experience at alphabroder, Trevose, Pa., to help shape strategy and create…

SAAC Hires Executive Director
January 21, 2016 at 7:31 pm

The Specialty Advertising Association of California (SAAC), Camarillo, Calif., announced Donté P. Shannon, CAE, as its new executive director. Shannon is an experienced and recognized nonprofit executive from the greater Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. He has worked extensively in association management for nine…

AAkron Line Hires Northeast Regional Sales Manager
January 21, 2016 at 3:42 pm

AAkron Line, Akron, N.Y., today announced the addition of David Goldfarb as Northeast regional sales manager. Goldfarb brings years of supplier experience with him, is very excited to work with its Northeast customers this year. For more information on AAkron Line, visit…

Hub Pen Company Hires Sales Executive John Gibbons
January 20, 2016 at 4:44 pm

Hub Pen Company, Braintree, Mass., announced the addition of John Gibbons to its team of sales executives. Gibbons, a multi-disciplined sales professional with experience in the creation, development and management of account partnerships, will represent Hub Pen Company with its distributors in New England.…

Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant Promotes Two Employees
January 19, 2016 at 4:16 pm

Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant, Freeport, N.Y., announced the promotion of Jaclyn Claude to the position of assistant customer service manager, and Laurie Serwitz to the position of service resolution and billing manager. Claude will be responsible for training all new customer service team members, as well as working directly with production to ensure complete customer…

Quinn Flags Hires Human Resources Manager
January 18, 2016 at 4:18 pm

Quinn Flags, Hanover, Pa., announced that it has hired Tammy Vaughn as human resources manager. Vaughn has more than 28 years of experience working in the human resources field. She will manage the growing requirements of the supplier's human resources department. For more…

Promo Marketing Hires Stacey McConnell as Director of Marketing and Events
January 14, 2016 at 6:57 pm

Promo Marketing, Philadelphia, the leading source of product and marketing information for distributor sales professionals, recently hired Stacey McConnell as director of marketing and events. McConnell comes with 20 years of experience in the promotional products industry, with additional knowledge in marketing and event planning. “Having worked with the Promo Marketing team on a variety…

Lanco Adds Regional Sales Representative
January 14, 2016 at 6:10 pm

Lanco, Ronkonkoma, N.Y., has announced the hiring of Chad Hunt as regional sales representative. Hunt, a seven-year veteran of the promotional products and industrial uniforms industries based in Kansas City, Mo., will be focused on growing sales by collaborating with distributors in Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska. “We feel that this region of the country is…

Network Services Company Adds Executive Director of NetPrint
January 14, 2016 at 4:08 pm

Network Services Company, a Schaumburg, Illinois-based distributor, announced the addition of Tom Barnhorst as the executive director of NetPrint, Network Services Company's commercial printing division. Barnhorst will be responsible for: Establishing NetPrint as a leading North American sales organization for the printing industry Developing and executing a national sales…