Distributor CE Competitive Edge (PPAI 103776), headquartered in Stevensville, Michigan, has announced the opening of its Denver, Colorado, location. Katie Kapp will run the Denver Competitive Edge location as market manager, while Niki Strong, account manager, will also support growth in the Colorado market.

“The opening of a second location in Denver strengthens the Competitive Edge brand and presence in a very dynamic and growing market,” says Mary Jo Tomasini, MAS+, CEO and founder of CE Competitive Edge. “The time is right to expand our reach of providing best-in-class promotional products coupled with our outstanding customer service to markets throughout the country.”

Kapp began her career at CE Competitive Edge as an account executive at the company’s headquarters in Stevensville in October 2016. Kapp will be developing business in the West and is already cultivating customer relationships and growing the business with various companies throughout the region.

Prior to joining CE Competitive Edge, Kapp received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Western Michigan University’s Haworth College of Business with a major in marketing and a minor in general business.

“Katie’s commitment to our customers and prospects is a perfect fit for her new role,” says Tomasini. “We are delighted that she will be working to create awareness of the CE Competitive Edge brand and build a successful client base in our second location.”

Strong will provide consultation for promotional products, branding, award and recognition programs for customers in Colorado and beyond.

Before joining the Competitive Edge team, Strong spent most of her time serving the country in the United States Army and was deployed in support of Operation of Iraqi Freedom in both 2004 and 2006. She transitioned into the Army Reserves in 2008 and left the military in 2010. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in 2018 from the University of Phoenix.