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20/20 Brand Solutions (PPAI 104295)—Dan Livengood, CAS, vice president of marketing and business development

eCompanyStore (PPAI 158356)—John Cheevers, director of strategic partnerships

Elevate Brand Marketing (PPAI 409232)—David Watkins, director of business development


The Premier Group Network—Jonathan Riegel, MAS, executive director

The PSI Show—Petra Lassahn, promoted to director


Aunt Beth’s Cookie Keepers and Bamboo Studio (PPAI 230578)—Eric Cox, national sales manager

The Book Company (PPAI 218850)—Mike Valentini, Sr, CAS; Mike Valentini, Jr.; Jean Carboni and John Ragozzine of Mike Valentini Promotions (PPAI 529752) to represent the company in the Northeast: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia, as well as Washington, D.C.

Charles River Apparel (PPAI 111644)—John Rodriguez, to represent the company in Colorado, Utah and New Mexico

IMAGEN Brands, parent company of suppliers Crown Products (PPAI 113430) and Vitronic (PPAI 114197)—Mike Rubin, district sales manager, covering the Northeast and Midwest regions

Kati Sportcap & Bag (PPAI 113758)—Laurie Gerber, product educator/outside sales representative

The Magnet Group (PPAI 338534)—Mark Charbonneau, regional sales manager for Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont, and Ray Jimenez, regional sales manager for Southern California, Arizona and Nevada

National Gift Card (PPAI 433817)—Patrick Doczi, promoted to director of North American operations

Pro Towels (PPAI 112755)—Jennifer Gambrell, senior director of marketing

S&S Activewear (PPAI 256121)—Megan Zezzo, national account representative

Sonoma Promotional Solutions (PPAI 204856)—Ken Tymula, sales manager, Eastern region

Vantage Apparel (PPAI 113235)—Christian Brandt, Northeast sales manager


Michael Toney

Michael Byron Toney, a former regional sales manager for Midlothian, Texas-based supplier Ennis, Inc. (PPAI 280026), passed away on February 19 in Fullerton, California. He was 67.

Toney, a graduate of Ohio University, spent more than 30 years in the print business, first with Datagraphics and later with Printegra, which Ennis acquired in 2012. He remained with Ennis until this past November.

“Michael was the type of salesperson who would go out of his way to help all of his customers, who to him were really his friends,” says Terry Pennington, Ennis vice president of sales. “The entire Ennis family extends their heartfelt condolences and sympathies to Michael’s family, friends and coworkers.”

Toney is survived by his mother, Anne Toney; wife, Dolores; son, Jonathan; daughter, Jennifer Beck and her husband,Luke; granddaughters, Kensington and Mackinleigh Beck; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.


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