December 2012

Promotional Consultant Digital – December 2012

St Regis To Hire Former R.S. Owens Employees

Last week it was reported that Chicago-based supplier R.S. Owens & Associates, Inc. (UPIC: RSOWENS) had notified 95 employees for layoffs on December 17—the same day on which the deal was set to close with its new owner, Indianapolis, Indiana-based supplier St Regis Crystal (UPIC: stregis). Over the past 10 days, St Regis has been interviewing the employees for rehire as part of the acquisition process. Read More »

Norman Hullinger Named Broder Bros., Co. CEO

Broder Bros., Co. (UPIC: BRODER) has appointed Norman Hullinger as chief executive officer. Hullinger has been with the company for the past decade, most recently as chief operating officer of the Trevose, Pennsylvania-based supplier. He has been the interim CEO since August.
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Beacon Promotions To Offer Senator Pens In North America

Senator GmbH & Co. KGaA of Gross-Bieberau, Germany, has formed an exclusive distribution agreement with Beacon Promotions, Inc. (UPIC: BEACONP) to market and sell their plastic and metal pens to the promotional products marketplace in North America. The agreement takes effect on January 1, 2013. Read More »

Staples President And COO Michael Miles To Resign

Staples (UPIC: AMER0016) announced this week that president and COO Michael A. Miles, Jr. will resign from the company effective February 2, 2013. Read More »

Webb Company Donates To The BRF In The Wake Of Hurricane Sandy

Webb Company (UPIC: WEBBCO), a supplier in Rosemount, Minnesota, and its clients have made a sizeable donation to the Promotional Products Disaster Recovery Foundation’ s (PPDRF) Business Recovery Fund. Read More »

EZ Brand USA Announces Alliance With The Summit Group

EZ Brand USA, LLC (UPIC: EZBRAND), a distributor based in Atlanta, Georgia, has partnered with the Summit Group (UPIC: summit) in the co-branded concept, EZ Brand Powered by Summit. Read More »

EvPro Updates Its Brand Logo, Announces Winter Break Closure

Lakewood, Colorado-based EvPro (UPIC: Z528238) has undergone a rebranding with a logo design that reflects the Zlux electroluminescent technology found in the supplier’s products. Read More »

Six Industry Professionals Earn Industry Designations

PPAI Professional Development designations signify that an industry practitioner has invested in his or her skills and career. In November, six industry members achieved a new level of certification. Read More »

PPAI’s Paul Bellantone Joins TRASA’s Annual Membership Meeting

On December 13, the Three Rivers Advertising Specialty Association (TRASA) held its annual membership meeting in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. There, they were joined by PPAI President and CEO, Paul Bellantone, CAE, who delivered a town hall presentation on the state of the promotional products industry. Read More »

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