June '19

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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8 P R I N T W E A R J U N E 2 0 1 9 8 P R I N T W E A R J U N E 2 0 1 9 BUSINESS WATCH Stay up to date with what's happening in the world of apparel decorating and news relevant to your business. PRINTWEAR PEOPLE Citadel Brands (Charlotte, N.C.) announces the appointment of Darrell Mabe to director of new business development. Mabe comes to the newly-created role with an extensive background in the garment industry, including a recent stint as senior manager of national accounts for Hanes. Mabe serves Citadel from corporate headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. Cap America (Fredericktown, Mo.) welcomes David Hoke to the executive leader- ship team. Hoke will lead the company's finance strategy and oversee financial operations including budgeting, planning, and accounting functions. Hoke assumes the role from former CFO James A. "Trae" Hastings III. He reports to president and COO Mark Gammon. Hoke previously held several financial leadership positions including CFO, vice president of finance, vice president of operations, and controller with various organi- zations. Hoke holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial management and an MBA with an accounting focus from The University of Akron. He is also a certified public accountant. OrderMyGear (Dallas) announces the appointment of Wade Williams to chief technology officer. Williams comes to the role with more than two decades of tech experience. Williams' career spans multiple industries including the defense industry and the United Nations, as well as leadership roles at numerous startups and high- growth software firms. He comes to OrderMyGear after serving as chief technology officer for PayLease. As chief technology officer, Williams oversees the company's engineering and IT teams, playing a pivotal role in the company's goal of achieving $1 billion in gross merchandise value. Xpresscreen (Winston-Salem, N.C.) announces the return of longtime employee Jared Shutt. Shutt originally joined the company in 2009 and served various roles during his initial term. Shutt transitioned to a new job at heat press film manufacturer Specialty Materials in 2017 and served on the sales and technical support teams. During his time with Specialty Materials, Shutt assisted in bringing new clients to the company, as well as helping existing clients with technical issues. With his return to XpresScreen, Shutt serves as a sales representative and tech expert. In his new role, Shutt works tradeshows on behalf of Xpresscreen to attract and retain new customers. INDUSTRY UPDATES LONDON—The Open Apparel Registry (OAR) launches a global map of apparel facilities as part of its initiative to improve supply chain transparency. The interactive map allows users to search by filters includ- ing contributor, contributor type, and country. For more information, on OAR, visit BOWLING GREEN, Ky.—JERZEES collaborates with apparel decorating industry consultant Marshall Atkinson to celebrate decorators across the U.S. through a video series called "Adventures in Apparel Decorating." The series provides a look inside custom apparel businesses around the nation to bring valuable tips and industry insights to the decorator community. To watch the video series, visit https:// PW Ennis Announces Plans to Acquire Assets of Integrated Print & Graphics MIDLOTHIAN, Texas— Ennis announces that one of its subsidiaries plans to acquire the assets of Integrated Print & Graphics (IPG). IPG is based in South Elgin, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. IPG has served the greater Chicago area since the 1970s, generating roughly $20 million in annual sales. Ennis says the subsidiary, operating under the IPG brand and name, will lease its facility from the cur- rent owner for several years with options to renew. The company projects that the acquisition will be accretive to earnings in the current year. alphabroder Earns FAM Partner Status with BELLA+CANVAS PHILADELPHIA—al- phabroder earns an 80% Fashion Apparel Masterclass (FAM) certification across its sales team employees from BELLA+CANVAS. BELLA launched FAM in Febru- ary 2019 as a tool for professionals in the apparel and promotional goods industry to have "the tools to sell more premium apparel and increase their margins and sales." With alphabroder's certifica- tion, BELLA+CANVAS says the company has earned FAM Partner status. BELLA+CANVAS describes FAM as an online educational program that "provides solutions to modern challenges sellers face in the promotional industry." The five-hour course spans industry top- ics such as commoditization, channel disruption, decoration, storytelling, and upselling. BELLA+CANVAS cites more than 2,000 industry professionals enrolled in the FAM program with several hundred certified. Mabe Hoke Williams Shutt

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