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August 29, 2022

Alex Symms Joins PowerStick.com As National Account Manager
The industry veteran brings strong skills in high-end packaging to the Canadian supplier.

PowerStick, the industry’s leading designer and manufacturer of personal technology products, announces that Alex Symms, MAS, MASI, will be joining the company as national account manager.

Symms comes to PowerStick with 19 years of industry experience in sales and marketing. He has spent the past seven years at Chameleon Like, where he was most recently national account manager/digital marketing manager. His career also includes a year at supplier Admints & Zagabor as southwest regional manager and 10 years at KTI Networks/KTI Promo where he was southeast regional sales manager.

In his newly designed role at PowerStick, Symms will be responsible for the ongoing growth of the supplier throughout North America, says CEO Nigel Harris, adding, “Alex is a tremendous and well-respected resource with the skillsets I really wanted on our team. His nearly 20 years of experience will greatly benefit this company and help us continue our leadership role in the areas of tech and custom packaging.”

Symms says, “I'm thrilled for the opportunity to join Nigel and the incredible team at PowerStick. I've always been fascinated with the creative innovation that PowerStick releases and also the ability to stay ahead of the trends. Nigel has built a team of highly-talented and forward-thinking industry leaders, and I am just so excited that I will be surrounded with such great talent and inspirational leadership. Ultimately, I'm looking forward to my future at PowerStick as we continue to drive innovation and industry-leading service.”

Symms will be based in Houston, Texas.

August 25, 2022

IMAGEN Brands Serves More Than Just Food AT BBQ

A company get-together is always an excellent bonding opportunity for employees. It gives them a chance to swap stories, share a laugh, and grab a bite to eat with one another.

The recent IMAGEN Brands summer barbecue in Doniphan did all that and more, featuring delicious meals and games. But in addition to fun and food, the event also served something even greater: the company’s own employees and the community.

Looking to make a positive impact, IMAGEN Brands employees who attended the barbecue stepped up during to pack 500 backpacks with markers, crayons, pencils, water bottles, and more. The company decided to donate 200 of the backpacks to their own employees with school-age children. The remaining 300 backpacks will be donated to a local organization to distribute to area families for their back-to-school needs.

In addition to filling up the backpacks for their co-workers and the community, the employees were able to enjoy some tasty burgers and hot dogs that were cooked up by company leaders. Speaking of which, Koozie Group CEO David Klatt and COO Blair Hawley led a town hall during the event to provide some updates on the company. A great time was had by all!