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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,…

Drum-Line Acquires Elliott Calendar Company
March 19, 2019 at 1:14 pm

Drum-Line, Stuttgart, Ark., has entered into an agreement to acquire Elliott Calendar Company, also known as Hour Glass Line, based in Coshocton, Ohio. Amberlea Barnes, Drum-Line CEO, said Elliott Calendar’s production and customer service will be moved to Drum-Line’s factory, and that the consolidation should be complete by end of April. Most Hour Glass calendar…

Stouse LLC Announces Clay Davis as New President and CEO
March 11, 2019 at 9:19 am

Stouse LLC, New Century, Kan., announced that Clay Davis has been named president and CEO of the company, effective immediately. Davis succeeds Bruce Reed, who has announced his retirement after 14 years of leading the organization, but will remain active on the…

Polyconcept Appoints Neil Ringel as New CEO
February 4, 2019 at 8:41 am

Polyconcept, New Kensington, Pa., announced the appointment of Neil Ringel as its new CEO, effective today. Ringel, whose resume most recently includes head of corporate development for Staples, will replace Gene Colleran, PCNA's CEO since 2015. "We appreciate Gene's many contributions to Polyconcept and wish him the very best," Josh Klevens, managing director at Charlesbank…

QCA Announces Restructured Participation Model, Tiered Payment Plans
January 14, 2019 at 6:55 pm

Quality Certification Alliance, Chicago, announced a newly restructured participation model and tiered fee structure to further engage and include distributors and end-buyers, along with providing more access for suppliers and distributors of varying sizes. The new model will have four categories: End-Buyer Supporters, Distributor Advocates, Certified Distributors and Decorators, and Accredited Suppliers. "What we've done…