People News: August 2019


Facilisgroup (PPAI 493664)Ashley McCune, promoted to chief operating officer; Matthew Lamb, promoted to chief development officer; Sarah Dwiggins, training director; and Becki Heinen, partner development director

Brilliant Marketing Ideas (PPAI 638247)Ed Franklin, sales manager

Geiger (PPAI 105182)Tara Villanueva, MAS, promoted to national service manager

The Vernon Company (PPAI 109323)Kelli Denes, director of business development

Beacon Promotions, Inc. (PPAI 113702)Sarah Braidic Fette, sales account development associate

Boxercraft (PPAI 159420)Sarah Shifflett, national key account sales manager

Evans Manufacturing (PPAI 110747)Greg Armstrong, vice president of sales

Gemline (PPAI 113948)Jessica Casaubon, promoted to regional sales manager, New England territory

HUB Promotional GroupChris Anderson, promoted to CEO; Carson Brooks, Joshua Brooks and Erin Joslin of Brooks & Brooks to represent HUB Pen (PPAI 110772) and Beacon Promotions (PPAI 113702) in Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont

The Magnet Group (PPAI 338534)Robin Daniel, Mid-Atlantic regional sales manager responsible for accounts in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group (PPAI 428128)Rebecca Orr, sales analyst, and Jonathan Chinavong, Haley Shaw and John Tisza, business development

Promobilia, Inc. (PPAI 210715), a division of the St Regis Group (PPAI 230188)Gordon Tran, director of operations

Quinn (PPAI 360359)Julia Gronaw, customer communications; Jeff Farrell Jr., print operator; Cameron Marr, art; and Seth Janney, marketing

SnugZ USA (PPAI 112982)Gaston Lazarte, director of human resources; Samantha Weissbach, Northwest territory sales representative, responsible for Washington, Oregon, Montana and Idaho; and Katherine Zych, Midwest Central sales representative, responsible for Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska

Stormtech Performance Apparel (PPAI 260245)Jay Paparone, director of sales, central

Rich Frese, a member of Ennis’s national sales team representing the Northeast region for more than 16 years, passed away on June 17 due to complications from surgery in his fight against a long-term illness. Ennis is the parent company of several industry suppliers, including Folder Express, Independent Folders and Admore, Inc.

“During his more than 42 years in the printing industry, Rich made an impression on many, many people. He thought of those he visited more as friends than customers and today we are sad as we process that we won’t get to visit with him anymore. No words can adequately express our sadness at Rich’s death or our thankfulness for the opportunity to work with and know him,” says Terry Pennington, vice president of sales.

Frese is survived by his wife Patti; children Chris, Billy and Andrea Frese; his brother, David and his wife Scher, and two nephews.

Services were held on June 26 at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home in Vernon, New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frese’s name to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.    

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James Khattak is news editor of PPB.

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