Pittsburgh-based baked goods supplier Smiley Cookie has finalized an agreement with five new independent regional sales representatives: Jon Wendinger, representing Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota and North Dakota; dual team Wayne Burden and Roberta Reiss, representing Northern New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine; Mark Thieleke, representing North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia; Penny Hughes, representing Florida; and Vince Bagwell, representing Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama.

K & R Precision Specialties announced the hiring of Jennifer Mason as sales manager for the Northeast including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

On the 30th anniversary of its founding, [Impact Promotional Publishing] will discontinue publication of the Impact Advertising Catalog and all other promotional industry sales and marketing products. Taking a philosophical and long view perspective, Mr. Klein concluded, “It has been 37 years, since I first became associated with the promotional industry and my significant regret, looking back on that time, was my inability to facilitate and accomplish an important goal: the ownership of the industry’s name/address profiles and product descriptions by the non-profit, national trade association, PPAI.” Having waged a long and endless personal campaign, in courts and in competition, with the Advertising Specialty Institute, ASI, I believe that the industry would be better served with our common assets in neutral hands, so that small, innovative entrepreneurs could bring sales and marketing products to suppliers and distributors.

St. Charles, Illinois-based Warwick Publishing Company home of Warwick and Winthrop-Atkins announced the addition of Ron Remer and Dan Pigott from the Big East Sales Team as representatives in the Northeast region.

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