Grossman Marketing Group Acquires Suncoast Print Solutions

Premier Marketing Group (PPAI 109511), a division of Massachusetts-based Grossman Marketing Group, has acquired Suncoast Print Solutions of Sarasota, Florida, marking Grossman’s fifth acquisition in the past six years.

PMG Founder Mike Whitman says Suncoast Print Solutions, a full-service print and promotional products company with a national client base that includes the Baltimore Orioles and Hyatt Hotels, will complement Premier’s product line and provide access to key national and Florida-based clients. Premier Marketing Group is headquartered in Manchester, Maine.

Whitman, now a Florida resident, says he initially discussed acquiring Suncoast, a 25-year-old company, five years ago. This spring, he again approached Suncoast President Diana McGinty and the deal was struck. “Obviously, I am very excited to have Suncoast on our team,” says Whitman.

McGinty, who will retire after serving as Suncoast’s president for 15 years, said she is “thrilled” to turn the reins over to PMG and its parent, Grossman Marketing Group, a 109-year-old, fourth-generation promotional products and print company headquartered in Somerville, Massachusetts.

“Grossman’s commitment to customer service and quality products is well known to its clients, including the Boston Celtics, Zipcar, CVS, Columbia University, University of Tampa, the Cleveland Clinic and many more,” says McGinty. “They will offer our customers added value in the fields of print production, artwork capability, custom-design web stores, branded merchandise and fulfillment, to name a few.”

Ben Grossman, co-president of Grossman Marketing Group with his brother David, says Suncoast “fits in nicely with our growth strategy and our existing products and services, which include full-service graphic design, a network of company-owned distribution centers, multi-media solutions, and a dedicated technology team building best-in-class ecommerce programs for our clients.”

Grossman acquired Premier Marketing Group in 2017. Whitman says, “Grossman is such a professional and forward-thinking company that I am sure Suncoast clients will greatly appreciate.”

Since 2013, Grossman has also acquired Logos In Print, a New-York based promotional products distributor; Fleet Business Products of East Hartford, Connecticut; and ASAP, a Norwalk, Connecticut-based promotional products company.

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