Vail Dunlap and Associates (PPAI 109286, D6) of Irvine has acquired fellow California distributor Promoco (PPAI 107850, D5), based in Petaluma. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Shared History:

The distributors service both Fortune 500 clients as well as smaller regional businesses. Vail Dunlap and Promoco are also members of The Peernet Group, which includes 16 distributors that work
together by sharing best practices, developing technologies and combining purchasing power.

In Their Words:

Don Mintz founded Promoco more than 36 years ago. Mintz, who is also a founding member of The Peernet Group, says, “Promoco has spent the last 36 years establishing a very special trust and rapport with both its customers and our employees. We have every confidence that Vail Dunlap will carry on this tradition of which we are very proud.”

Vail Dunlap has been in business since 1978 and is currently owned by Ray Wharton and Rob Dobson. Dobson, the distributor’s president, says, “We have known and worked with Don through Peernet for many years. We share the same values and have a similar vision of providing the best customer experience using innovative promotional solutions. We are looking forward to working with Promoco’s people and customers on this basis for years to come.”