(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.)

May 8

Sales Leadership Changes Announced At Burnside-Sierra Pacific

Burnside-Sierra Pacific (PPAI 184396, Base) has enhanced its sales leadership team with the promotion of Paul Kory to executive vice president of sales and by adding Kimberly Ostendorf as sales coordinator. The pair will team up with Scott Whitesell who joined the company in late 2023 as vice president of sales.

  • In his new role, Kory will spearhead sales initiatives, cultivate new relationships and drive revenue growth.
  • Ostendorf brings a wealth of experience in sales, merchandising and marketing to her new position. Most recently, she spent a decade at a prominent Midwest wholesaler.
  • Whitesell has enjoyed a long career in the industry working for suppliers Sweda, Gemline, Cross Pen, Toppers, Windy City Products and J. Charles.

Fully Promoted Of St. Charles Named Promotional & Apparel Company Of The Year

Fully Promoted of St. Charles (PPAI 455336, Plus) is a winner of this year’s MarTech Awards and named Promotional & Apparel Company of the Year. The MarTech Awards were launched by Innovation in Business Magazine to shine a light on the latest developments, trends and innovations across the marketing technology landscape.

  • The honor recognizes the distributor’s commitment to providing ongoing training to further the professional and creative development of its team, and its regular investment in equipment to ensure production of highest quality products.

“Our focus is on providing solutions for our clients including bulk orders, welcome and new hire kit, and online shopping portals,” says owner Michelle Bottino. “We want all of our clients to be successful and we work hard to make sure we can provide quality products and affordable prices.”

May 7

Corium Launches Nationwide Live Stamping Services For Events

Corium (PPAI 751910, Base), a U.S.-based manufacturer of leather goods and accessories, introduces live stamping at events for on-site monogramming of its products.

  • Corium’s expert team will travel to any location within the US., bringing with them all the necessary high-end equipment to provide a unique, personalized experience at corporate events, trade shows and exclusive gatherings.
  • Attendees can watch as their chosen leather goods are transformed into bespoke pieces through the art of monogramming.
  • The company’s products include keychains, mousepads, desk blotters, wallets, padfolios, dopp kits, duffel bags, totes and more.

May 6

Tom Clouser Promoted To National Sales Manager At BEL Promo

BEL Promo (PPAI 362224, Gold) has promoted Tom Clouser to national sales manager.

  • In this role, Clouser will execute sales strategies on a national scale while forming deeper connections with the company’s national clients. He will continue to report to Susan Lewandowski, managing director.
  • This promotion highlights BEL Promo’s continued commitment to developing internal leaders who serve distributor partners.

“Tom has excelled at BEL Promo in the past few years due to his passion, expertise and forward-thinking approach to distributor relationships,” says Lewandowski. “There’s truly not a better person for this job than Tom.”