(Editor’s Note: PromoWire by PPAI Media is a running digest of updates from organizations around the promotional products industry. PPAI Media will consider newsworthy entries submitted by any member organization.)

April 29

Facilisgroup Celebrates Top Salespeople With Trip To Secrets Playa Blanca

Facilisgroup (PPAI 493664) recently hosted its annual Platinum Elite trip to recognize and celebrate the outstanding salespeople within its community who played a pivotal role in achieving a combined sales revenue of $250 million in 2023.

  • The exclusive five-day, four-night event, held at the newly opened Secrets Playa Blanca in Costa Mujeres, Mexico, brought together 54 top-performing salespeople and their guests, plus 41 distributor partner companies, several preferred suppliers and Facilisgroup team members totaling 141 attendees.

“This Platinum Elite trip represents more than just a celebration of sales success; it embodies the spirit of community and collaboration that define Facilisgroup,” says Jim Manno, vice president of Marketing for Facilisgroup.

April 22

Debco Expands Its National Sales Team

Debco (PPAI 317015, Standard-Plus), a Concord, Ontario-based subsidiary of HPG (PPAI 110772, Platinum) has added Michelle Edwards to its expanding Canadian sales team.

Edwards brings more than 20 years of experience to her new role.

  • Her background includes positions at Timex Group Canada Inc., Bulova Watch Company Ltd. and BIC Graphic Canada Inc.
  • Most recently, she held a position at Fujifilm before re-entering the promotional products industry.

In her role at Debco, Edwards will play a pivotal part in driving growth and fostering valuable partnerships within the industry.

“I’ve always believed in the power of building professional communities and partnerships,” Edwards says. “Success, as Colin Powell aptly put it, is not just about hard work but also about being teachable and having the tenacity to forge ahead in new roles. I’m thrilled to join the Debco | HPG team, [PPPC’s] 2023 Supplier of the Year, and contribute to its continued success.”

Marie Kirshenbaum, COO at Debco, adds, “We’re excited to welcome Michelle Edwards to the Debco family. Her extensive experience and industry knowledge will be instrumental in furthering our mission to provide exceptional service and innovative solutions to our clients.

“With Michelle on board, we are confident in our ability to achieve new ‘wins’ and soar to greater heights together.”