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Admatch-Regal Names New President, CEO as Owner Mark Nackman Retires
March 15, 2018 at 11:33 am

Admatch-Regal, New Rochelle, N.Y., has announced that its longtime owner and president, Mark E. Nackman, will be retiring after 40 years at the helm. With his retirement, he will be handing over the reins to Phil Sharkey and Alex Nackman. Sharkey is a known industry veteran and has been serving as Admatch-Regal’s director of sales…

3M Announces New CEO
March 6, 2018 at 8:41 am

3M, Minneapolis, announced yesterday that CEO Inge Thulin will move to a newly created position—executive chairman—and will be replaced by current chief operating officer Michael Roman. Roman has been with 3M for 30 years, according to the Post and Courier, and had led the company's Industrial Business Group (the company's largest group) as chief strategy…

Marc Held Joins NAPCO Media as President of Promo Marketing Group
December 18, 2017 at 12:10 pm

NAPCO Media, a leading B-to-B media company, today announced that Marc Held has joined the company as president of Promo Marketing Group, whose brands include Promo Marketing, Power Meetings, Print+Promo and Distributor Connect. Held brings more than 22 years of industry experience to Promo Marketing. He has dedicated his career to helping suppliers grow their…

alphabroder and Prime Line Combine
December 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm

alphabroder, Trevose, Pa., the leading distributor of imprintable sportswear and accessories in North America, has announced the addition of Bridgeport, Connecticut-based Prime Line to its family of brands. The combination of these two companies establishes a new standard in the industry for convenience, service and solutions, creating the industry’s first true "one-stop-shop." “As a family…

Cooler Graphics Damaged By Fire
July 31, 2017 at 11:40 am

Last night, a fire destroyed the Cooler Graphics Channelview, Texas, production facility. The company announced on its website that, while the facilities were severely damaged, the inventory is safe. The company also arranged for production to continue through sub-contracted partners while it restores operations over a period of one to two months. [caption id="attachment_102589" align="aligncenter"…

BIC Group to Sell BIC Graphic North America, Asian Sourcing Division
June 6, 2017 at 2:04 pm

BIC Graphic North America, Clearwater, Fla., announced that its parent company, BIC Group, has signed an asset and share purchase agreement to sell its North American promotional products division and Asian sourcing division (BGNA) to an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital (H.I.G.), a global U.S. private equity firm. “We are excited about partnering with H.I.G. for…

Showdown Displays Acquired as Part of Recapitalization
May 16, 2017 at 8:20 am

Showdown Displays, Brooklyn Center, Minn., announced it has been acquired by Pfingsten Partners LLC, a Chicago-based private equity firm, as part of a recapitalization event. Showdown Displays goes to market through a network of more than 20,000 resellers composed of promotional products distributors, sign shops and printers. Showdown products can be found in a variety…

Justin Zavadil Named President of American Solutions for Business
April 26, 2017 at 3:36 pm

American Solutions for Business (ASB), Glenwood, Minn., has named Justin Zavadil president, effective immediately. Zavadill, the son of the company's founder and CEO, Larry Zavadil, previously served as a sales representative, director of vendor relations, vice president of sales and…

TSC Apparel Partners With Charney's Los Angeles Apparel
April 6, 2017 at 8:22 am

TSC Apparel, Cincinnati, announced that it has formed an exclusive partnership with Los Angeles Apparel, the new apparel company started by American Apparel founder and former CEO Dov Charney. "We're thrilled for the opportunity to partner with TSC," Charney said in a press release. "We will walk through walls to get the customer what they…

HALO Branded Solutions Acquires Michael C. Fina Recognition
February 8, 2017 at 8:16 am

HALO Branded Solutions, Sterling, Ill., announced the acquisition of Michael C. Fina Recognition, New York City. “Michael C. Fina Recognition is one of the most reputable recognition companies globally, maintaining an experienced and success-driven management team," said Marc Simon, CEO of HALO Branded Solutions. "We plan to build the Michael C. Fina Recognition business through…