Printwear

August '17

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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10 || P R I N T W E A R A U G U S T 2 0 1 7 Business Watch ColDesi (Tampa, Fla.) names Bryan Hall as client support manager. Hall comes to the role with more than 10 years of expe- rience managing large technical service and client support teams in the apparel decoration indus- try, as well as roles in quality control, information technology, and process improvement. "Bryan is the kind of guy who puts his teams' and clients' needs in front of his own," says Scott Colman, president of ColDesi. "We brought Bryan on board because we share the vision that excellent client service and support is not a sta- tionary target. We must be constantly improving our individual and team performance levels." In his new position, Hall heads up the growth of ColDesi through service and support operations. Easiway Systems (Delano, Minn.) welcomes Rick Christian as East Coast regional sales manager. In this role, Christian manages and develops Easiway's customer base in the Eastern United States. Christian joins the company with 14 years of experience as NorCote's East Coast sales manager and prior experience in sales for major East Coast screen-printing distributors. Christian's credentials include a master's degree in international business, as well as his broad un- derstanding of screen product distribution. "Rick's work ethic, experience, and industry knowledge make him a great addition to the Easiway sales team," states John Schluter, president of Easiway Systems. Printwear (Broomfield, Colo.) names Anna Stettler as the company's new account executive. Stettler comes to the role after recently managing territory for the magazine's sister pub- lication, A&E magazine. She also holds prior experience with the Printwear team. "Anna was an integral part of our team back in 2013–2014," says Stacy Marshall, publisher of Printwear. "She brings a fresh perspective to the team, along with plenty of industry knowledge. Her work ethic and easy rapport with our industry partners made her an obvious choice for this position." In her new role, Stettler heads up territory that includes the West Coast as well as Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. "I'm delighted to rejoin the Printwear team as an account executive," states Stettler. "I look forward to working with industry partners on leveraging Print- wear's print and digital platforms to communicate with apparel decorators." SanMar (Issaquah, Wash.) announces multiple changes to its brand manage- ment leadership team. The changes include promotions, as well as personnel additions. Shelley Renning remains vice president of brand management, and over- sees design and merchandising for all SanMar private label and retail-branded styles. Rhea Aslin transitions to senior director of brand management. In her new role, Aslin leads merchandising and design for District, Alternative Ap- parel, Port & Company, Port Authority, Red House, and Cornerstone lines. Rob Crowley moves to the role of director of brand management, overseeing SanMar's outerwear and bags line. Crowley has served with the company since 2010 in various roles on the merchandise team, and in divisions such as the Sport-Tek and bag and headwear lines. Nathan Brown joins SanMar as direc- tor of brand management for SanMar's athletic brands, including Sport-Tek, OGIO, and New Era. Brown comes to the role with more than 20 years of fashion and performance apparel experience. Business Watch continued on page 92 Printwear People Stettler Renning Hall Christian Aslin Crowley Brown

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