October '19

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1 2 P R I N T W E A R O C T O B E R 2 0 1 9 1 2 P R I N T W E A R O C T O B E R 2 0 1 9 BUSINESS WATCH Founder Sport Group (Charlotte) announces that Todd Levine rejoined the company as president of Digital Ap- parel Lab, formerly known as Teamwork Athletic Apparel. Levine provides strategic leadership and oversees the delivery of financial commitments for the brand, based in Carlsbad, California. "I am thrilled to be back in the industry I love, leading this truly innovative, on-demand custom apparel business. Founder Sport Group is making major investments to offer superior products, service, and speed to cus- tomers nationwide," Levine says. According to the company, Levine has been a critical player in the team and corporate apparel business his entire life. After working side by side with his grandfather, Alleson Athletic co-founder William Levine, Levine officially became president of Alleson in 2006. Within 10 years, Levine doubled the size of Alleson before moving to Founder Sport Group in 2017. Since that time, Levine has served on the board of directors of Founder Sport Group. "We are exceptionally fortunate to have Todd rejoin the company," John An- ton, CEO of Founder Sport Group, says. "Todd's passion for the business, deep relationships and track record as a change agent all make him the ideal leader for this exciting and entrepreneurial division." Nazdar SourceOne (Shawnee, Kan.) announces the promo- tion of Mike Johnson to the position of vice president, graphic business unit, West Region sales manager, national accounts. Johnson has been with the company a little more than a decade. He previously served as vice president, marketing for more than five years. Johnson first joined the company in 2009 as product manager, digital consumables. Before joining Nazdar SourceOne, Johnson served at companies including Fujif- ilm Graphic Systems and Magnum Systems. Boxercraft (Mableton, Ga.) names Dan Robinette as vice president of the company's wholesale division. Robinette comes to the position with an extensive background in the promotional products industry. As vice president, Robinette oversees all revenue in the wholesale markets and helps drive sales for the wholesale division. Before Boxercraft, Robinette oversaw business development for BDA and Summit Branded Solutions. He served as vice president at both companies, increasing sales at both organizations. "I have always been aware of the Boxercraft brand on the distributor side of things," comments Robinette. "Customers wanted to know the latest trends and fashion. Boxercraft fills a great niche for activewear and ladies' apparel." PW Penn Emblem (Trevose, Penn.) appoints Zulma Gutierrez as customer support manager. Gutierrez serves as manager from the company's Mira Loma, California facility. As customer sup- port manager, Gutierrez manages, leads, and consolidates all customer channels into a single cohesive service team. She comes to the role with more than 13 years of experience, including a stint as a call center supervisor for Avid Identification Systems. Gutierrez also holds a bachelor's degree in behavioral science from California State Poly- technic University. MagnaColours (Barnsley, England) an- nounces the appointment of a market- ing manager and two regional sales managers for its South Asia region. The new hires come as part of the company's business expansion plan. John Lynch joins as marketing manager, while Supasorn Ji- rangda and Ravindu De Silva join MagnaColours as regional sales managers based in Thailand and Sri Lanka, respectively. Lynch brings 10-plus years of graphic, marketing, and print design experi- ence to his position. He joins MagnaColours from Ideal Sourcing LTD where he was the brand manager, developing and designing products for retail. "Our customers and their clients are often highly creative and having a marketing manager with both the graphic design knowl- edge and marketing background that John has is a great asset to MagnaColours," Helen Parry, managing director of MagnaColours, says. Jirangda joins MagnaColours from Perfectos HK. She brings an extensive knowledge of screen-printing inks and processes, work- ing previously as an account manager at PolyOne. With more than 10 years of industry experience working in the garment and textiles industry, the company anticipates she will strengthen its sales efforts in the region. De Silva also joins MagnaColours from Perfectos HK. He brings 15 years of production industry knowledge to the team. "We are thrilled to welcome Supasorn and Ravindu to MagnaCo- lours," Parry adds. "Having new regional sales managers located in South Asia enables us to increase our focus in these developing markets." PRINTWEAR PEOPLE Gutierrez Lynch Jirangda De Silva Levine Johnson Robinette

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