Chris Anderson, COO at HUB Promotional Group, has been named the company’s new CEO effective June 14. He will be responsible for all day-to-day operations and decision-making at HUB. The move is designed to ensure continuity and the long-term future of HUB Promotional Group following the resignation of longtime CEO Joe Fleming, a decision accepted by the HPG Board of Directors. Fleming will remain a shareholder and active board member.

HUB Promotional Group, based in Braintree, Massachusetts, is comprised of suppliers HUB Pen, Beacon, BEST Promotions USA, Cooler Graphics, Debco, BCG Creations, Origaudio and HandStands.

“I am thrilled and humbled by the opportunity to lead HPG,” says Anderson. “I have acquired a deep appreciation for the culture developed by Joe and the HPG team, which provides a tremendous foundation from which to further build and grow this great company. My vision for HPG is 100-percent aligned with the talented leadership team, and together we will continue to deliver on our promise of exceptional products, service and value. We are all grateful to Joe for his decades of service in leading HPG to this point, and from here we will continue to improve and innovate to drive profitable growth for our customers.”

Fleming says, “After more than 30 years devoted to the growth, care and well-being of HUB, it is time for me to pursue other goals and hand the reins to the next generation of leaders at HPG.” About Anderson, Fleming adds, “In his first six months as COO, Chris has earned the respect of our entire team and exhibited the passion and wisdom necessary for us to realize the shared vision we all have for HPG. HPG has a fantastic leadership team, and it will continue to grow and delight customers in the process.”

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