ERB Industries Inc. has announced that Cynthia "Crickett" Foster will manage the newly created position of inside sales to focus on business opportunities and growth in an eight state area of the Midwest United States: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas.
Fame Fabrics, a leading manufacturer of uniform apparel, announced the addition of Dan Pezzotti as the regional sales manager for the Southwest, covering Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.
According to Jackie Barker, vice president of sales for ERB Safety, a division of Woodstock, Georgia-based ERB Industries, “We sell to a couple of school-supplies catalogers, so maybe … some of our safety glasses might be used in the science lab for protection.” Just this past November, the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) issued a revision to its Worker Visibility Law that makes wearing high-visibility apparel mandatory for workers on federal-aid highways. Equipped with the proper technology (fire-retardancy, reflective stripes, etc.), vests, jackets, gloves and the like are effective promotions for those who work outdoors or are exposed to elemental hazards on the job. [...] though it might seem self-evident, she gets asked “Is it a real hard hat?” quite often. Since there are price differences as well as occupational risks associated with each, asking the right questions can be the difference between getting the sale and not (not to mention keeping end-users well protected).
Bill Swint has been appointed president and general manager of Seattle-based High 5 Sportswear. Swint comes to High 5 with a wealth of knowledge in the sports apparel industry. He recently served as COO and vice president of operations for Cutter & Buck and has also held executive level positions within Columbia Sportswear, ERB Industries and Glen Oak Industries. The company believes his experience is sure to strengthen the position of High 5 by keeping the focus on excellent customer service at every level and continuing to push the brand forward from product development to market penetration and growth. For more information on
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Jones Joins Fame Fabrics
Woodstock, Georgia-based Fame Fabrics, a manufacturer of uniform apparel, announced the addition of Dean Jones as regional sales manager for the Southeast covering Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Jones brings 22 years of apparel and textile sales and service experience with him to Fame Fabrics. Jones is an experienced industry veteran with vast