(Editor’s Note: PromoWire by PPAI Media is a running digest of news releases and updates submitted from organizations around the industry. PPAI Media edits these only slightly, including for length, and will consider newsworthy entries from any member organization.)

May 27, 2022

Cap America Adds National Sales Manager

FREDERICKTOWN, MO, MAY 27TH, 2022 – Cap America, Inc. has added Joel Krane to their sales team as National Sales Manager. Krane will work alongside current NSM Lauren Allen to help establish, maintain, and grow sales within the company’s promotional division.

In his new position, Krane will analyze market statistics to develop sales campaigns and create sales quotas, attend national tradeshows as well as customer visits with sales representatives, and communicate any trends or product needs that the company should be aware of. He will report to Vice President of Sales Grace Schettler who states, “Joel has a diverse background working in the promotional products industry and that experience will make him a valuable asset to our team. We’re excited to have him on board as the newest member of our growing sales team.”

Krane has 30 years of experience in the promotional industry. He has worked in sales on both the distributor and supplier side of the business. Krane states, “Joining Cap America is the highlight of my promo career. I’m very proud to be part of a company that places so much importance on customer service, quality of product, transparency in their business practices, and a nurturing corporate culture. I’ve truly found a home in Cap America.”

May 26, 2022

OrderMyGear Announced Key Partnership With American Solutions for Business

OrderMyGear (OMG), the leading online store platform for selling custom branded merchandise to groups, recently announced a key partnership with American Solution for Business (ASB), providing members a fully-branded online store solution to help streamline the ordering process and grow sales.

“We’re really proud of this partnership and integration,” said Justin Zavadil, President of American Solutions for Business. “Our mission is to listen, learn and react to the needs of our salespeople so they’re empowered to provide the best level of service possible to their customers. I’m excited to see the doors this partnership will open for us.”

As a result of this partnership, OMG is providing exclusive benefits to members including customized training and onboarding programs, preferred pricing, and additional marketing and analytics resources.

“We are thrilled to partner with American Solutions for Business,” said OMG President Matt Kaplan. “Distributors and consultants in the Promotional Products Industry have a lot of moving parts in meeting the needs of their customers and accounts. American Solutions for Business is a thought-leader and big name in the industry as a company who puts their members first and provides solutions that positively impact their success. By combining our software with their industry expertise and network, clients can streamline the ordering process, modernize the customer buying experience, and maximize sales for their business.”

May 26, 2022

Spector & Co. Appoints Angelo Alascio Jr. As Director Of Digital Transformation
Spector & Co., continues to support its dynamic technology strategies with the addition of a Director of Digital Transformation, strengthening the efforts to invigorate systems so that they are integrated, efficient, and customer focused.

Montreal, Quebec – May 20, 2022, top 40 promotional product supplier Spector & Co. is excited to announce the appointment of Angelo Alascio Jr. as their Director of Digital Transformation. Alascio Jr. comes to Spector & Co. with considerable experience including over 25 years with UPS and most recently with alphabroder and Hanesbrands. He will oversee technological integrations, ensuring that Spector & Co. offers unified and best-in-class customer experiences.

“More than ever, companies are looking for ways to maximize efficiencies and streamline processes. The experience that Angelo brings will further allow Spector and Co. to continue to be a leader in this area” said Samantha Kates, Chief Sales Officer.

“I’m excited to join the Spector & Co. team in this new position. I will be focusing on driving connectivity with our customers and maintaining the great customer experience Spector & Co. is known for in the Promotional Products Industry” said Alascio Jr.

“I’m so thrilled to welcome him to our team and to work with a professional of his caliber” added Kates.