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10 a-e-mag.com • A&E DECEMBER 2016 Sterling Cut Glass Hires Mike Sellers as Director of Sales Sterling Cut Glass announces that Mike Sellers has joined the supplier of crystal awards, gifts and drinkware as the new director of sales. Sellers will be responsible for growing the Ster- ling Cut Glass brand nationally through key rela- tionships with distributors in targeted markets, says the company. Sellers brings more than 25 years of adver- tising specialty experience to Sterling Cut Glass. "I'm excited to be a part of Sterling Cut Glass," says Sellers. "I can't think of anyone else in the industry that has the selection of products, variety of in-house embellishing, creative marketing, strong leadership, top notch design team, and maybe the most important ingredient of all: an aggressive inventory commitment to all of the products they offer." "We are excited to have Mike join our team," says Brook Dyas, chief operating officer of Sterling Cut Glass. "We have invested heavily in inventory, design, systems and a strong inside support team. These core ingredients, combined with Mike's ability to share our unique story, make for an unbeatable combination." GroupeSTAHL Announces Multiple Leadership Appointments GroupeSTAHL announces multiple changes in company leadership. The appointments include four major shifts to leadership positions. "It is with great pride that I share positive changes in our leadership team," says Ted Stahl, chairman of the board and founder of STAHLS'. "We have great expectations for these talented and motivated leaders who, along with their strong staffs, will guide the company into an opportunity-laden fiscal year." Changes include the following appointments: Carleen Gray assumes the role of com- mercial sales and marketing for GroupeSTAHL. Under Gray's leadership, the GroupeSTAHL sales team maintains a focus on growth in major league sports and colleges, and devel- opment and expansion of STAHLS' apparel manufacturing divisions. Gray is also respon- sible for growth of e-commerce retail sectors. In addition to her new roles, Gray will continue to serve as GroupeSTAHL vice president of marketing and chief marketing officer. Jason Ziga has been named vice president of screen-print transfer technology. As gen- eral manager of STAHLS' Transfer Express, Ziga helped the company maximize produc- tion efficiency and resource management. In his new role, Ziga will continue to manage Transfer Express and simultaneously develop and organize all of GroupeSTAHLS' transfer manufacturing technology capabilities in North America. Jennifer Joseph is named vice president of U.S. regional sales. In this position, Joseph oversees all regional managers and outside sales representatives in STAHLS' regional service and distribution centers. Joseph comes to the role with extensive experience at STAHLS' including roles in sales, financial, and inventory sup- port positions. Greg Peirce is appointed to chief technology officer. Peirce is responsible for consolidating GroupeSTAHL North American IT operations. Peirce brings nearly 20 years of experience to the role, including efforts to usher numerous GroupeSTAHL global business units into the digital age. TYKMA Electrox Welcomes New International Sales Manager Chillicothe, Ohio-based laser marking systems manufacturer TYKMA Electrox announces the addition of Sales Manager-Inter- national Enrico Minarini to its staff. With extensive experience in sales and distribution networks, Minarini's background includes over 20 years in international sales management including three multi-national laser system manufac- turers, according to company officials. "(Minarini) brings a unique blend of sales and technical knowl- edge along with extensive experience in developing and managing strategic distribution networks worldwide," says TYKMA President David M. Grimes. "(Minarini's) leadership will enhance the TYKMA Electrox organization's focus on growth in the international sector." News InkSoft, Ryonet Raise Funds in Charity Table Tennis Tournament InkSoft and Ryonet raise funds for the Global Orphan Project. The foundation provides family-based care for orphaned and aban- doned children and helps launch sponsor schools to keep families together. Staff from both companies squared off in a charity table tennis tournament in Fort Worth, Texas on Oct. 7. A series of six games saw InkSoft winning all six rounds of the tournament, and both companies donated a total of $2,000 towards the foundation. Participants featured all levels of staff, including Ryan Moor, CEO of Ryonet, and JP Hunt, vice president of sales and marketing at InkSoft. Plans for the tournament originated in late September 2016, when InkSoft challenged Ryonet to a charity match with a series of social media posts and videos. ON THE MOVE Sellers Gray Ziga Joseph Peirce

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