Netherlands-based global promotional industry leader Polyconcept, parent company of Polyconcept North America which includes Bullet, JournalBooks and Leed's, announced the appointment of Michael Bernstein as its new chairman and chief executive officer. Bernstein will be replacing Philippe Varnier.
Leed's recently welcomed Congressman Jason Altmire to its New Kensington facilities. While on site, Altmire toured the offices and production floor of the company—visiting with its 900 local employees.
Field sales manager Kim Coen has joined the award-winning sales team at Polyconcept North America.
Zippo Manufacturing Co., a well-known U.S. lighter manufacturing firm that sells to the promotional products industry exclusively through Leed's, is eyeing penetration in China, and it intends to grow into China's most adorable fashion brand by introducing American style clothing.
The firm, famous for the windproof metal lighters, operates a single outlet in the US. However, it intends to launch five flagship outlets in China by close of current year.
While not restraining itself to selling lighters, the family-owned business is looking forward to launch a new men's apparel line featuring American-style apparels and accessories.
Newton, Iowa-based distributor Newton Manufacturing Company has announced its list of top suppliers for 2011.
In January, BagWarehouse.com initiated an awareness campaign designed to let its business customers and prospects know that not only do they have great promotional totes and meeting bags but carry a full line of brand name promotional bags that can be imprinted or embroidered. The contest runs all year and each month one lucky winner is to be awarded a brand name bag of their choice, valued at up to $110 dollars. There are five different ways to enter, including via Facebook and the Bag Warehouse Web site, each upping the odds of winning with an additional entry.