Overland Park, Kansas-based Design Resources; Lenexa, Kansas-based Gill Studios and Fairfield New Jersey-based Points of Light have applied to participate in the accreditation program developed by the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), the promotional product industry’s only independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping companies provide safe products.
Gill Studios, Lenexa, Kan., announced Kevin Burden will be joining the Gill Studios marketing team effective September 27. “We are excited to get Kevin with his abilities and industry experience in our marketing department,” said Carl Gerlach.
2010 Rank 2009 Rank Company 2009 Revenue 2008 Revenue Employees Locations Principal City, State 1 1 Broder Bros. $688,000,000 $903,000,000 - 19 Tom Myers, CEO Trevose, PA 2 2 Ennis $584,029,000 $610,610,000 5,200 40 Keith Walters, chairman/CEO Midlothian, TX 3 4/7 Norwood & BIC $410,000,000 n/a 2,300 7 Quenten Wentworth, Clearwater, FL Graphic North America…
The Printing & Imaging Association of Mid America recently presented Gill Studios, Lenexa, Kan., with four “Best of Category” awards at the PIA 2010 Graphex Graphic Excellence Awards Gala. Entries were judged first on technical complexity and the quality of printing, then on design features and overall appearance.
Lenexa, Kansas-based Gill Studios has partnered with New York-based ScanLife, the global leader in mobile barcode solutions, to offer 2-D mobile barcodes and discounted code creation on a variety of Gill Studios products.
On April 14, Lenexa, Kansas-based Gill Studios announced several position changes in its senior management. Its current president, Tom P. Carrico, will be retiring as of May 3. He will remain with the company in an advisory role for a portion of 2010. Paul M. Lage, former president and CEO of Norwood Promotional Products, will replace Carrico as the new president and CEO of Gill Studios.
If you love someone, set them free.”
This, the worst relationship cliché of all time, is routinely followed up by the brilliant logic, “If they don’t come back, they were never yours; but if they do, you own them for life,” blah, blah. Terrible. However, despite its existence on many a tween’s Facebook page, when taken out of the context of a tumultuous love affair, it’s strangely relevant in the realm of promotional products.
The Promotional Products Association of the Midwest (PPAM) announced its 2009 officers and board of directors. They include: Officers: President: Ted Fuehr, MAS, of distributor Incentives International, Overland Park, Kan. Vice President: Cheryl Becker, MAS, of supplier Gill Studios, Lenexa, Kan. Secretary: Jacque McHugh of supplier Magnet LLC, Washington, Mo. Treasurer: Tina VanHoogstraat of supplier Quick Point, Fenton, Mo. Past President: Joe Keely, MAS, of supplier Quick Point, Fenton, Mo. Directors: • Bill Wilder, CAS, of distributor Clayman Promotional Group, Kansas City, Kan. • George Smajda of distributor Lee Wayne, Sterling, Ill. • John Short of supplier Ariel Premium Supply, St. Louis For
LOYALTY HOLDS POWERFUL sway over many people’s actions. It is difficult to settle for good when the best is just a little further. Loyalty will see the extra mile traveled, the extra call made and the extra cost paid. Often, it is a result of superior quality or superior service, while other times familiarity can be held accountable, and yet other people will have a simple affection toward a brand. This is the dream of any corporation: To be known of not as a source, but as the definitive source for a commodity. Promotional Marketing’s 2007 Supplier Excellence Awards recognize the best in more