People News (17)
American Solutions for Business (PPAI 101656)— Justin Zavadil, promoted to president
Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, LLC (PPAI 109831)—Barry Deutsch, promoted to chief sales officer
Corporate Imaging Concepts (PPAI 221047)—Bob Herzog, CEO
Alternative Apparel (PPAI 217134)—Rachel Clayman, Midwest account representative, responsible for Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsn
Ariel Premium Supply (PPAI 161650)—Jim Franklyn, director of inside sales
Gemline (PPAI 113948)—Chris Sylvester, regional sales manager for the Georgia/Florida region
Golden Pacific (PPAI 166842)—Incentives West will represent the company in 11 states in the Pacific Northwest and Southwest (excluding southern California) plus Hawaii and Alaska; Lori Eaton will represent it in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana; Brooks and Brooks will represent it in 14 states in the Northeast; Incentive Associates, Inc. will represent it in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska; Eysoldt Marketing Group will represent it in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky; and In Stepp Marketing will represent it in seven states in the Southeast.
Hub Pen Company (PPAI 110772)—Bjanka Andov, inside sales, and Karen Santos, account manager
Jornik Manufacturing (PPAI 111065)—Adam Brown, inside sales representative, serving clients in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia
Logomark (PPAI 110898)—Jason Griffitts, director of marketing
The Magnet Group (PPAI 338534)—Ty Cannon, regional sales manager for Northern California, Oregon and Washington
Pinnacle Designs (PPAI 112704)—DMannding Results with Deborah Mann will represent the company in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio; and DMH Marketing with David Hunzelman will represent it in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Prime Line (PPAI 112744)—John R.B. Cudahy, CAS, senior manager of national accounts
STORMTECH Performance Apparel (PPAI 260245)— Michael Dalzell, vice president of marketing
Tekweld (PPAI 266346)—Ray Rodriguez, vice president of sales and marketing
Vantage Apparel (PPAI 113235)—Mike Wilkos, promoted to national sales manager
Ros Plummer, MAS
Rosalind (Ros) Fraser Plummer, MAS, vice president of supplier Clearmount Plastics Limited in Toronto, Canada, passed away on April 15. She was 58.
Plummer was born in Scotland and emigrated with her family to Canada as a child. She and her husband, David, purchased Clearmount in 1989 and together built a successful family business with a dedicated team of employees. Plummer oversaw operations, human resources and marketing for the company and welcomed their daughter, Kate, to the business in 2007.
Plummer was a dedicated and active leader within the promotional products industry in Canada and the United States. Always supportive of continuing education, she served for two years on the planning committee for PPAI’s North American Leadership Conference and was a long-time participant and past presenter at the PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference.
She was also a tireless volunteer for Promotional Products Professionals of Canada (PPPC) serving on its board of directors from 2014 to 2017. In addition, she was the inspiration behind the unforgettable axe throwing team-building event at PPPC’s National Convention, and the driving force behind the Supplier/Distributor Diversity panel and securing keynote speaker Dave Holt. In addition, Plummer was a major proponent of the annual PPPC Women’s Empowerment Event and was instrumental in making that event successful for seven consecutive years.
In a statement, the family remembered Plummer as one who gave more than she took, and was active in the promotional products industry and in her community. They said they liked to joke that there was never a sign-up sheet she said ‘no’ to. “She was a strong proponent of education and professional development and, having raised three strong daughters, obviously women’s leadership. She had an outsized impact on the lives of those she touched; her smile and laughter made this world a brighter place,” the statement said.
“Ros loved her family and friends fiercely and they loved her back with that same intensity. A proud Scottish woman, she was a force to be reckoned with. She lives on in the strength she passed on to her three daughters, the memories that she created with her best friend David, and in the joy and laughter that she shared with her mother, Rose, and sister, Sharon.” Plummer is survived by her husband, daughters Kate, Nicola and Gillian; her mother and her sister.
In her honor, the family makes the following request on her behalf: “In her memory, please read a good book, open a great wine and make a toast to those you love.” In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Plummer’s memory to two organizations that held a very special place in her heart: the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada at http://support.heartandstroke.ca/goto/RosPlummer, and Peacebuilders International at http://peacebuilders.ca/donate/.
Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
Long-time HALO Branded Solutions employee Roger Saf passed away March 30 in Omaha, Nebraska. He was 68.
A graduate of Peru State College and the University of Nebraska, Saf spent 34 years in the promotional products industry with HALO Branded Solutions, working in sales. Outside the office, he enjoyed following sports teams—including the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Kansas City Royals— the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
Saf is survived by his wife, Laura; sister, Sharon Sheehan, and numerous friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Friends of Oakland Foundation or Christ Lutheran Church are suggested. Online condolences may be left at www.bmlfh.com.