May '16

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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BUSINESS WATCH 12 || P R I N T W E A R M A Y 2 0 1 6 Printwear People Vantage Apparel (Avenel, N.J.) announces the addition of two new members to its sales team. Neal Young and Coleen Sylvester both join the company's regional sales department. Young joins Vantage Apparel after 15 years working as a key account manager for Sanford B2B, where he won multiple awards for top salesperson. Young's sales territory covers Oklahoma and Texas. Sylvester comes to Vantage Apparel with a strong background in apparel sales. Prior to Vantage, Sylvester served as the senior sales executive at TravisMathew Golf Apparel. In addition to her experience with TravisMathew, Sylvester brings more than 18 years of experience as a regional sales manager working for Cutter & Buck. DecoNetwork (Whittier, Calif.) appoints Neil Pentland, former chairman and commercial manager, as chief executive officer by its board of directors. The position was previously held by Martin Kristiaman since January 2012. Kristiaman will continue to serve and advise the company as a member of its board of directors. "We've achieved so much since I first took on this position back in 2006, but we're always looking for new ways to help our customers develop and streamline their businesses," says Pentland. With this change, the new CEO says he is looking ahead. Pentland cites a "process of continuous improvement" on DecoNetwork's existing business hub and integration of accounting systems, payment gateways, and shipping providers into the DecoNetwork order management system as crucial components to the company's future. "The easier basic processes are, the more time our clients can spend on expanding their own product horizons and widening their market reach," adds Pentland. Industry Updates BOLINGBROOK, Ill.—S&S Activewear debuts its newly designed website, offering improvements in design such as enhanced navigation, a "quick look" feature for the site's shopping cart function, a monthly video showcasing timely and seasonal inventory, and a refined product search algorithm. The new design features can be viewed at SUWANEE, Ga.—Mimaki USA launches a Spanish- language website to accommodate a growing customer base in Latin America. The site can be accessed by selecting "Español" from the drop-down menu on the upper right hand corner of the Mimaki USA website. Both English and Spanish versions of the website can be found at ROSELLE, Ill.—M&R releases a video showcasing its newly streamlined parts department. Highlights including lower shelf heights for ease of access, as well as a flow pattern that ensures an order picker moves on a linear path. The video can be viewed at watch?v=pmv6DxGqSz4. ISSAQUAH, Wash.—SanMar Corporation offers a video following the journey of a T-shirt from the raw materials to the final product, entitled "A T-Shirt Story." The video, which shows everything from cotton picking to packing and shipping, can be viewed at fff93110ef?WT.mc_id=032216TShirtStory_emp. MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo.—A video from Coastal Business Supplies shows how to curve text with Graphtec Studio software using the circle shape and text tools to create a perfect custom curved text in six simple steps. The video can be found at watch?v=g4e4HJhaq4k. MASONTOWN, Penn.—Imprintables Warehouse releases a new video introducing Siser EasyWeed heat transfer vinyl. The video demos its application on a black T-shirt and temperature and material specifications. The video can be found at watch?v=p3xx0C6GyFE. Young Pentland Sylvester

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