PPB Newslink Breaking News October 19: Two Major Suppliers Announce Top Management Changes


Gill Studios, Inc. Promotes Gerlach and Hoerl to VP Positions Norwood & BIC Realign Sales Management Team  

Supplier Gill Studios, Inc. (UPIC: gill) has promoted Carl Gerlach, MAS, to vice president of marketing and Debra Hoerl to vice president of customer services.

Gerlach has worked at Gill Studios for 30 years, most recently as director of marketing. He served a five-year term on the PPAI Board of Directors and was chairman of the board in 2006.

Hoerl has worked at Gill Studios for 29 years in a variety of administrative positions. She will continue to manage customer service, credit services and the sample room.

Supplier Norwood (UPIC: Norwood) & BIC Graphic North America (UPIC: BIC) has announced a customer-focused realignment within its sales management team. Rob Babb, currently VP sales for Norwood Publishing, is expanding his role and assuming responsibility for all sales functions for Norwood & BIC Graphic North America. Babb will continue to report to Emmanuel Bruno, vice president and general manager for Norwood & BIC Graphic North America.

Other changes to the management team include:

Lori Bauer is transitioning from leading the field sales team to managing national accounts in her new role as VP of national accounts. David Saracino has moved back to sales management from business development. He is now vice president, field sales. Jill Stirnkorb is now vice president, inside sales.

Trish Daly has moved to director, sales at Norwood Publishing. She was a Norwood calendar sales representative for numerous years and has recently served as senior global marketing manager for paper products.

Mike McMillan, who has been with the company since 1988, most recently as VP, national accounts, is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.

“We are convinced that this new structure will better enable us to meet changing customer needs and marketplace conditions,” says Nicolas Paillot, CEO. “Each of our customer groups requires a slightly different approach to provide them with the best possible service and product offering. We are adapting our sales organization to meet their unique needs.”

Read more about these management changes in Tuesday’s issue of PPB Newslink.

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