Indoff (UPIC: Indoff)—Tom Faulkner, business development director of promotional products
WorkflowOne (UPIC: SF00001)—David Buckley, vice president of marketing
TeamIP—Paula Gossett, MAS, vice president of corporate sales
Prime Resources Corp. (UPIC: PRIME)—Margie Acosta, customer service manager
Hotline Products (UPIC: HOYL0001)—Melinda Marr, vice president of sales
RecognitionWorx Inc. (UPIC: RWI)¬–Team Donlin, sales representation in Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin
Pinnacle Designs (UPIC: PINNACLE)—Jeff and Shelley Stevens, representatives in the Southern California territory from San Luis Obispo to San Diego
Bullet (UPIC: BULLET)—Shannon Sylva, director of internal operations
Beacon Promotions, Inc. (UPIC: BEACONP)—Gary Haley, president and chief operating officer
ERB Industries Inc. (UPIC: erbind)—Dan Pezzotti, regional sales manager for Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana
Page & Tuttle (UPIC: MUNS0001)—Mike Valentini, sales representative for New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and Washington, D.C.
Crystal D (UPIC: CRYSTALD)—Sasha Cohen, marketing coordinator; Emilia Fillmore, account manager; Brent Larson, graphic artist; Jesse Pageant, production manager
CleggPromo (UPIC: CLEGG)—Lal Knight, sales representative for Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Louisiana and Tennessee; Felix Romero, sales representative for Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota
Evans Manufacturing Inc. (UPIC: EVANS)—Jennifer Windemuth, senior account manager for Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin
Barbara Gerlach, MAS, president of Advance Corporation (UPIC: ADVANCE) retired at the end of July after 30 years of service to the company. She will continue to serve in an advisory capacity until December, according to Glen Lorenz, chairman of Advance. At press time, a replacement for Gerlach had not been named.
“Some of the highlights during my career have been being involved in the growth of Advance, the industry relationships that I have made over the years and winning 70 Supplier Achievement Awards!” Gerlach says.
Gerlach also was involved in supporting the industry. In 1995, she served as president of the Upper Midwest Association of Promotional Products (UMAPP) regional association and in 2002 she was elected to serve a four-year term on the PPAI Board of Directors. She was elected to the UMAPP Hall of Fame in 2005.
“Barb has been a tremendous influence on my career,” says Dan Ball, CAS, national accounts manager at Advance. “She is so informationally savvy—she’s a walking encyclopedia of knowledge about the business. She’s been a great mentor to me.”
Gerlach says she plans to enjoy more time with family and friends and to be more active with the local historical society.
“History has always been a passion for me,” she says.