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6 2 P R I N T W E A R A P R I L 2 0 2 0 6 2 P R I N T W E A R A P R I L 2 0 2 0 BUSINESSWATCH PRINTWEAR PEOPLE OmniPrint International (Costa Mesa, Calif.) names Scot Drew as chief operating officer, a "new and powerful role" at the company, according to president and CEO Victor Pena. Drew first joined the company as a sales representative in August of 2016 and was promoted to director of sales in January 2018. He served in the Air Force for five years and has 10-plus years of experience in equipment sales. "With Scot at the helm for the sales department for the last few years, sales have monumentally multiplied on a yearly basis and continue to do so," says Pena. "Scot's dedication and notable work ethic have empowered him to get a complete hands-on overview of the company." Marabu North America (Charleston, S.C.) appoints Syd Northup as vice president of sales, Digital U.S. Northrup oversees sales of Marabu's digital product port- folio within the United States. A veteran in the industry, Northrup comes to the company with more than 19 years of experience through roles such as technical sales, business ownership, and sales leadership. Before Marabu, Northrup spent 10-plus years managing the digital portfolio for Gans Ink & Supply Company as the inkjet division director. Before Gans, Northrup spent time as a principle with Blue Wave Print and Innowave Digital Solutions—two large format digital printing and distribution companies. "Syd brings a wealth of experience and relationships to Marabu North America. We know he will be a tremendous resource to our company," says Bob Keller, president of Marabu North America. "My personal experience with Syd dates all the way back to some of the early years at Sawgrass Technolo- gies, where we worked together." LogoJET (Lafayette, La.) announces the promotion of John Souralaysack to helpdesk manager. Souralaysack has worked with LogoJET for 15 years. Souralaysack's ac- complishments include implementing the company's knowl- edgebase, support ticketing system, and standards on work- ing with customers, according to LogoJET. "John is a critical part of our team," says Lon Riley, LogoJET COO. "We are grateful for the institutional knowledge he brings." Souralaysack graduated with a technical degree from Seneca College and is based in Toronto. He says that the keys to good tech support are knowledge, patience, and response time. "If our customers are empowered with knowledge, they are successful, and in turn, we are successful," says Souralaysack. Founder Sport Group (Charlotte, N.C.) announces Mike Seferyn as chief information officer (CIO). In this role, Seferyn oversees all of the company's technology initiatives, including digital platforms and tools, backend infrastructure and systems, and information security. "We're thrilled to have a proven technology leader of Mike's caliber join the Founder Sport Group team," says John Anton, CEO, Founder Sport Group. "Mike's deep infrastruc- ture expertise, coupled with his track record of delivering innovative customer-facing digital solutions, reinforces our commitment to utiliz- ing technology to provide unmatched speed, quality, and ease for our customers across all channels." Seferyn comes to the company from Dollar Tree, where he served as Divisional CIO and led IT strategy, service delivery, and project delivery for the $10B chain of more than 8,000 stores. "Founder Sport Group is dedicated to providing a best-in-class digital experience for its customers," says Seferyn. "I'm excited to join the team that is reshaping the company into a true tech-enabled, on- demand manufacturer of quality performance apparel." Penn Emblem (Trevose, Penn.) promotes Robert Cholodofsky to vice president of infor- mation technology as the company begins rebrand- ing. Cholodofsky previously served as the director of information technology for the last 3 1/2 years, planning and implementing projects as directed by senior management. In his new role, he coordi- nates the day to day operations of his team and works with customers and outside vendors. According to the company, Cholodofsky's skills, together with his team, "saved Penn Emblem from a complete shut- down three years ago." With the onset of 2020, Penn Emblem also announces a complete rebranding and overall company upgrades. Cholodofsky says, "I have great confidence and a stellar team that can continue to upgrade our company's infrastructure and software/ systems portfolio. Our manufacturing facilities will be modernized with state-of-the-art technology, including next-generation ERP systems." "Rob has brought solutions to Penn Emblem from a strategic standpoint that will finally bring Penn Emblem Company into the 21st century from a technology standpoint," says company president Randi Blumenthal. "With Rob's involvement, his team has been critical in a myriad of projects that will benefit the customer and the company long term." PW 6 2 P R I N T W E A R A P R I L 2 0 2 0 continued from page 8 Drew Northup Souralaysack Seferyn Cholodofsky

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