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The Magnet Group Promotes Aaron Gunderson to Senior Vice President
September 1, 2016 at 5:55 pm

The Magnet Group, Washington, Mo., announced this week that it has promoted Aaron Gunderson to senior vice president of sales for its brands Magnet, Innovations by Magnet, Benchmark Clocks and Crystal, The Bag Factory, The 1919 Candy Co., Perfect Line, and Castelli. Gunderson has held several sales leadership roles in the industry over the last 20…

Shumsky Assigns New Advisory Board Member
August 15, 2016 at 5:24 pm

Shumsky, Dayton, Ohio, announced that Keith Hawk, senior vice president of sales of LexisNexis Inc., has joined the Shumsky advisory board, effective immediately. Hawk’s professional background includes more than 30 years in a wide variety of roles (e.g., senior vice president of sales, vice president of customer support, director of marketing, director of technical support)…

Stran Promotional Solutions Names Scott Stewart as Vice President of Business Development
August 10, 2016 at 5:37 pm

Stran Promotional Solutions, Quincy, Mass., announced the addition of Scott Stewart as its new vice president of business development. Stewart will focus on expanding Stran Promotional Solutions' enterprise account business. Stewart has more than 30 years of experience in the promotional products industry, having spent time both on both the supplier and distributor sides of…

Pro Towels Hires Paul Schmitt As Controller
June 22, 2016 at 2:23 pm

Pro Towels, Pittsburgh, announced that Paul Schmitt has joined the company as controller. Schmitt will oversee the accounting function for both Pro Towels and Superior Decorating, Camarillo, Calif. Prior to joining Pro Towels, Schmitt was the senior accountant for The Physical Therapy Institute in Pittsburgh. He helped to improve its accounting processes in addition to…

Hickory Farms Names New Chief Marketing, Operating Officers
June 20, 2016 at 3:26 pm

Hickory Farms, Toledo, Ohio, announced that it has named Judy Ransford as the company's new chief marketing officer and Matt James as its new chief operating officer. "I am excited to have Matt and Judy join the Hickory Farms team," said Diane Pearse, CEO and president. "I have worked with them both, and know their…

National Pen Company Names New CEO
June 14, 2016 at 1:52 pm

National Pen Company, San Diego, which ranked No. 4 in Promo Marketing's Top 50 Distributor list, announced today that it has named Peter Kelly as CEO, effective immediately. Dave Thompson, former CEO of National Pen Company, will remain in the…

Raining Rose Inc. Adds National Large Account Sales Resentative
June 9, 2016 at 3:21 pm

Raining Rose Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has announced the addition of Kelly Slaughter as its new national large account sales representative. Slaughter grew up in St. Louis, and attended college at St. Louis University. She worked in her hometown for…

Elevate Brand Marketing Promotes Mike Tarter to Senior Account Manager
June 3, 2016 at 3:43 pm

Elevate Brand Marketing (formerly Big D Promos), Dallas, announced the promotion of Mike Tarter to the position of senior account manager. In this position, he will be responsible for several of the company’s key accounts, while remaining in charge of the creative team as well. “Mike has been a key contributor to our success and…

Crystal D Hires Six New Employees
May 31, 2016 at 2:48 pm

Crystal D, St. Paul, Minn., has hired six new employees in the customer service, art and marketing departments. The company hired Nichole Helmueller and Jake Calleja as customer service representatives. Outside of her work at Crystal D,…