People News: September 2020
American Solutions for Business (PPAI 101656, D12)—Arianna Maras, cash disbursement specialist, and Miriah Cassidy, promoted to vice president of sales support; Amy Spychalla, promoted to vice president of strategic operations support; Stephanie Thooft, promoted to cash disbursements supervisor
ASL Global (PPAI 625218, D11)—Richard Thomson, president for the Americas region
ePromos Promotional Products (PPAI 212648, D11)—Tamara Borello and Nick Kiefer, promoted to senior vice president
The Allen Company (PPAI 113879, S5)—Howard B. Headden, vice president of sales
Warwick Publishing Company (PPAI 114153, S7)—Alex Paschal, MAS, promoted to project manager
Ken Mayer of Regina, Saskatchewan, distributor ProCrest passed away on July 11 after a battle with progressive supranuclear palsy. He was 66.
Following graduation from the University of Regina, Mayer joined his father at the family business, Promislow’s Ltd. His brother Terry also later came onboard and the two worked at the company, now known as ProCrest, for 28 years. Mayer retired from the company in 2019.
Outside the office, Mayer’s interests were wide and varied. He was a pilot, scuba diver, skier, snowboarder, water-skier, photographer, potter, avid fisherman and golfer. His passion for the outdoors saw many fishing adventures with the guys, snowmobiling at the beach, as well as ski trips and fishing trips with his wife and kids. He was known for his love of pranks, tricks and jokes.
Mayer was a longtime resident of Regina Beach and an active community member, and one of the things he was most proud of was being a Cub Leader with the Boy Scouts. He also loved owning a winter home in Bucerias, Mexico, for more than 15 years. An accomplished swimmer, he spent considerable time in the waters of Last Mountain Lake and the Bay of Banderas.
Mayer was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife Donna, children Rylan, Renn and Jenna; siblings Gordon, Robert and Terry; grandchildren Luckus, Jacob, Ryder and Julia; numerous nieces and nephews, and a large extended family.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, an intimate, private gathering with a full celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MS Society, 150 Albert Street, Regina, Saskatchewan S4R 2N2, or the Canadian Cancer Society, 1910 McIntyre St, Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 2R3.
James Khattak is news editor of PPB.