SanMar Corporation

SanMar hires Shelley Pasicznyk as General Merchandise Manager
December 11, 2007

Seattle-based SanMar Corporation, a supplier of imprintable apparel and accessories, hired Shelley Pasicznyk as the new general merchandise manager. Pasicznyk comes to SanMar with more than 16 years of experience in the apparel industry and was most recently the senior merchandising manager at Nike Golf. “I’m looking forward to contributing to SanMar’s product development,” said Pasicznyk. “I’m very impressed with SanMar’s focus on the customer. It’s also exciting to join in a company that has such a depth of product - from trend apparel and performance fabric pieces to sportswear and industrial uniforms.” Pasiczynk’s new role is to direct the product creation

SanMar Raises $36,000 For Breast Cancer Research
November 20, 2007

Seattle-based SanMar Corporation, a supplier of imprintable apparel and accessories, proudly announced that their employees raised more than $36,000 for breast cancer research. “It was a whirlwind of fund-raising activity and certainly no lack of creativity, with raffles, bake sales and garage sales. We are so pleased to partner with the local community and raise money towards such an important and worthy cause,”explained Susan Jarvie, human resource manager at SanMar. The SanMar fundraising campaign was held in conjunction with the October campaign of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Cities around the country, including Seattle, host five-kilometer noncompetitive walks to raise funds to fight

SanMar Joins the Fair Labor Association
November 9, 2007

Seattle-based SanMar, a leading supplier of imprintable apparel and accessories, has recently been accepted as a participating company of the Fair Labor Association. The FLA is a nonprofit organization established to defend workers rights worldwide. In joining the FLA, SanMar further strengthens the company’s long-standing commitment to human rights and compliance. “SanMar takes social compliance very seriously and requires all suppliers to adhere to our global operating principles,” said Marty Lott, SanMar president. “This process begins during supplier selection as it is critical that suppliers share our commitment to ethical practices and agree to abide by our strict requirements prior to receiving orders.” SanMar’s

SanMar Brings on New Midwest Sales Representatives
October 31, 2006

SanMar, Seattle, recently announced the hiring of three new outside sales representatives for its Midwest territories. Industry veteran Seth Porter will represent Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and western Iowa. Prior to joining SanMar, Porter was a multi-line supplier representative for Hess and Associates, where he distinguished himself as the 2005 Salesperson of the Year for Canyon Outback Leather Goods. Kristen Sedlar will represent SanMar in Michigan, northeast Wisconsin and northwest Ohio. She comes from a background in high-level customer service at Caremark, Inc., where she was awarded for Outstanding Achievement; Heartland Information Services, where she worked as the client relationship manager; and most recently, at

SanMar Rated Best-of-the-Best By Adventures In Advertising
September 12, 2006

Seattle-based SanMar was recently honored by Adventures in Advertising (AIA) for its extraordinary customer service and partnership as a supplier. The awards were presented to Bess Konersmann, 2006 Apparel Customer Service Representative of the Year, whose team was honored at a ceremony at the Omni Center in Atlanta. “Bess was chosen because of her utmost dedication and constant support of the AIA network,” noted Krissy Preuss, supplier relations coordinator. “She continues to provide exceptional service and is a pleasure to work with.” Of SanMar’s 2006 Apparel Supplier of the Year award, Pruess said, “SanMar was selected based on its overall outstanding service, quality

SanMar Introduces 2006 Holiday Gift Guide
September 6, 2006

SanMar, Seattle, will introduce its Holiday Gift Guide 2006 at the end of September. The 20-page guide features more than 50 gift ideas including outerwear, headwear and accessory options from Port Authority, Ping, Nike Golf and more. The catalog offers gift ideas for every budget and taste. It includes 16 new products for fall—from ultra-soft gloves and scarves to performance outerwear. For easy shopping, the Holiday Gift Guide 2006 has been divided into two sections: gifts for under $20 and more exclusive incentive items. The guide includes suggested retail prices

EmbroidMe Awards SanMar Vendor of the Year
August 29, 2006

For the second year in a row, SanMar, Seattle, was recognized for outstanding customer service by EmbroidMe, an embroidery and promotional products retail franchise based in West Palm Beach, Fla. The Vendor of the Year award was presented to Jo Ann Pancheri, a SanMar account executive, at the Vendor Show in San Antonio earlier this month. Pancheri leads a team of SanMar customer service representatives, including Brian Butler, Sean Elder and Beth Lahore. Tipton Shonkwiler, director of marketing at EmbroidMe, said franchisees, “Have been extremely impressed with the extra-mile attitude and memorable customer service SanMar has provided. SanMar has been a strategic partner in

SanMar Hires Lawson as Regional Sales Manager
August 23, 2006

SanMar, Seattle, has added apparel industry veteran Tom Lawson as manager for the southwest region. In this role, Lawson will represent Oklahoma and manage sales representatives in Texas, Kentucky, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Missouri. “We are ecstatic to have Tom join us,” said Dan Tushar, national sales manager. “He brings apparel experience of the highest level and a keen understanding of what our customers need.” Lawson’s involvement in the apparel industry has spanned more than 20 years. Some of his key positions have included regional apparel sales manager and national department store manager for Nike, and national sales manager for Marika, a womens’ sportswear manufacturer.

SanMar Strikes It Big
August 22, 2006

Seattle-based SanMar has opened a new 770,000-sq.-ft. facility in West Chester, Ohio, which is estimated to be the wholesale apparel industry’s largest warehouse. The facility was constructed from the ground up and is strategically placed in close proximity to many population hubs in order to reach the greatest number of SanMar’s customers. This is part of SanMar’s plan to have 1- to 2-day shipping for 99 percent of the American population. “The size of the new facility represents a dedication to having the inventory our customers need so they can be confident about delivering products on time to their own clients,” said Jordan Lott,

SanMar Debuts Uniform Catalog, Hires Janosik
June 22, 2006

Last month, Seattle-based SanMar debuted its first uniform catalog, Uniform Collection 2006/2007. The 36-page catalog features 12 new styles, including pants, outerwear and safety wear from CornerStone—SanMar’s workwear collection that premiered last year. Designed to cater to a variety of uniform needs, the catalog showcases apparel and accessories for restaurant wear, corporate wear, hospitality, retail uniforming, construction and manufacturing. Along with the CornerStone brand, the catalog features apparel from Port & Company and Port Authority. It also includes a quick-read guide that lists the industries for which each product is best. Furthermore, the catalog’s cover can be customized with