People News: July 2019

The Incentive Research FoundationNikki Quain, digital communications specialist; Rick Garlick, Ph.D., chief research advisor; and Sheila Mires, CMP, senior director of fundraising and partnerships

The Incentive Manufacturers Representatives Alliance (IMRA)Jeffrey Brenner, 2019-2020 IMRA board president; Randy Renz, board vice president; Scott Whitehead, treasurer; Sara Dattolo, CPIM, board secretary; and Lore Rincon, IMRA past-president

PromoCorner (PPAI 110698)Kelsey Cunningham, creative director

Competitive Edge (PPAI 103776)Stephen Wittenbach, account manager in the Grand Rapids, Michigan, office

ImageMark Business Services, Inc. (PPAI 759288)Mike Newcomer, promotional expert

A.T. Designs (PPAI 110998)Erich Lichtner, national account manager, USA

Beacon Promotions (PPAI 113702)Maria Lewandowski, customer care representative, responsible for Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and West Virginia

Charles River Apparel (PPAI 111644)Jason Lipsett, promoted to director of marketing operations; Jen Kruger and Bryan Mercer of MW Reps will represent the company

Ennis, Inc., parent company of Folder Express (PPAI 354129), Independent Folders (PPAI 111993) and Admore, Inc. (PPAI 111144)Bob McAleavey, Jr., promoted to general manager of the Allen-Bailey Tag & Label facility

Fey Promo (PPAI 113944)Lorraine Rosecrans, Midwest territory sales manager

Global Promo (PPAI 288502)Julie Ditchik, national sales account manager

Greater China Industries (PPAI 667146)Tommy Grizzaffi, import executive

Hanesbrands, which participates in the promotional products industry as Hanes/Champion/ComfortWash (PPAI 191138) and Alternative Apparel (PPAI 217134)Jim Dunne, director of distributor sales, and Tim Gibson, director of business development

HUB Promotional Group, parent company of HUB Pen Company (PPAI 110722)Gerard Schifano, Northeast territory manager, representing the company in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and parts of Pennsylvania

Larlu (PPAI 113767)Joe Durand, promoted to executive vice president

The Magnet Group (PPAI 338534)Andre Harris, promoted to social media director, and Kim Schroeder, promoted to art director

Polyconcept North America (PCNA), parent company of the Leed’s (PPAI 112361), Bullet (PPAI 113079) and Journalbooks (PPAI 110769) brandsLiz Haesler, global chief merchandising officer

Pro Towels (PPAI 112755)Donna Klaassen, representing the company in British Columbia

Maple Ridge Farms, Inc. (PPAI 114165)Andy Witt, promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer

Raining Rose (PPAI 232508)Quinn Bui, Southwest sales executive, representing the company in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada and Utah; and John R.B. Cudahy, CAS, Northeast sales executive, representing the company from Virginia to Maine

Spector & Co. (PPAI 168328)Joan Matticks, promoted to account manager for the Southeastern U.S.

Storm Creek (PPAI 438091)Mary Kettler, retail account specialist; Kim Remme, decoration services specialist, and Noah Thompson, account specialist

Thermopatch (PPAI 272075)Mitch Eaton, accounting manager


John C. Clegg, outside factory rep at Gardena, California, supplier Clegg Promo (PPAI 111692), and father of the company’s founder and CEO Tim Clegg and President Kevin Clegg, passed away on May 4.

After a career in information systems, he joined Clegg Promo in 1994, serving as ombudsman for the company as well as outside rep.

A statement from the company notes, “He surprised all of his children as he transformed from a chief information officer to an outgoing factory rep specialist. He relished traveling through Ohio and the Midwest, visiting distributors in offices, parking lots, homes and barns. No distributor was too small for John to visit. Not only did John become a master at presenting the Clegg line, he became well known on the trade-show circuit, as John and [his wife] Eileen would work many of the key Midwest shows.”

Clegg also served as proofreader and editor of the Clegg and Americhip catalogs.

Community service was the work Clegg enjoyed most. He was a coach, referee and commissioner of the basketball program for the Chagrin Athletic Association, a board member on the Chagrin Valley Rec Center, a lector at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and a fixture at all Chagrin Falls High School sporting events for over 50 years.

Clegg and his wife were married for 59 years and had seven children and 21 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a “Membership Scholarship in the Name of John C. Clegg" at the Chagrin Valley Rec. Center, P.O. Box 84, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022.


James Khattak is news editor of PPB.

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