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AIA Corporation Appoints Nancy K. Schmidt as New CEO
May 1, 2020 at 8:54 am

AIA Corporation, Appleton, Wis., announced today that it’s board of directors has selected Nancy Schmidt as the company’s new CEO. Schmidt, a two-year veteran of AIA who most recently served as chief financial officer, is the first female CEO in AIA history...

Rainkist Umbrella Parent Company Permanently Closes
February 6, 2020 at 1:36 pm

Futai Inc., the parent company of Rainkist Umbrella, announced that it has permanently shut its doors effective Jan. 31, 2020. The full statement is as follows: To the Customers of Futai,Inc (USA), We regret to inform you that Futai,Inc. (USA) will be permanently closing its doors on January 31, 2020. If you have any questions, please…

S&S Activewear Acquires Technosport Canada
December 11, 2019 at 10:16 pm

S&S Activewear, Bolingbrook, Ill., announced that it has acquired Technosport Canada, marking its third acquisition since 2010. Over the past 10 years, S&S Activewear has grown from a single location in Bolingbrook to a nationwide operation with over 1,800 employees and...

Polyconcept Acquires ETS Express
December 11, 2019 at 8:54 am

Polyconcept, the New Kensington, Pennsylvania-based parent company of suppliers Leed's, Bullet, Journalbooks and Trimark, announced last night that it has successfully acquired ETS Express, though the acquisition was finalized on Nov. 29. The move will bolster PCNA's drinkware footprint within the promotional products industry....

Edwards Garment Acquires Bishop Custom Clothing
November 12, 2019 at 8:44 am

Edwards Garment, Kalamazoo, Mich., announced this morning that it has acquired Bishop Custom Clothing. "The acquisition of Bishop Custom Clothing is strategic for both of us," Gary Schultz, president and CEO of Edwards Garment, said in a press release. “Edwards and Bishop are leaders in our segments of the market and we share common values.…

Stouse LLC Acquires Magna-Plus Inc.
November 4, 2019 at 9:16 am

Stouse LLC, New Century, Kan., announced today that it has acquired Magna-Plus Inc., a provider of custom labels, magnets and other promotional products. The acquisition was effective on Oct. 25. Kansas City, Kansas-based Magna-Plus Inc. was founded in 1993 by Marianne D'Amato and Tom Eaton. It now has a nationwide distributor customer base. "We are…

Genumark Acquires Rightsleeve as Its Founders Focus on commonsku
October 3, 2019 at 4:41 pm

Genumark, Toronto, announced that it has acquired Rightsleeve to strengthen its position in the Canadian branded merchandise market. "Although both companies are based in Toronto, there is virtually no overlap in client accounts," said Mark Freed, president and CEO of Genumark. "What we do share is a similar philosophy and business orientation, which focuses on…

Chris Anderson Named CEO of HUB Promotional Group
June 12, 2019 at 10:02 am

HUB Promotional Group, Braintree, Mass., announced today that Chris Anderson will become the company's new CEO on June 14. Anderson, formerly chief operating officer for the company, will fill the role vacated by Joe Fleming following his resignation as CEO. "I am thrilled and humbled by the opportunity to lead HPG," Anderson said in a…

Showdown Displays Parent Company Acquires Promic B.V. Display Systems
May 3, 2019 at 9:02 am

Sign-Zone LLC, the parent company of Showdown Displays and Jansen Display Group, announced that it has acquired Promic B.V. Display Systems, a designer and distributor of custom promotional displays. Headquartered in Nederweert, Netherlands, Promic provides mobile presentation systems and supporting hardware for products such as retractable banners, beach flags, floor displays and banner stands. The…

Geiger Promotes Jo-an Lantz to CEO
April 3, 2019 at 1:22 pm

Gene Geiger, Chairman of the Board for Geiger, Lewiston, Maine, has announced that effective April 1, current president Jo-an Lantz, MAS, has been promoted to CEO of Geiger. Lantz has served as PPAI Board Chair, and was inducted into the PPAI Hall of Fame. “Jo-an is a rare talent,…