PPAI 100: 2023 | Distributor No. 44: The Vernon Company
PPAI 100 is an exclusive, research-backed ranking of the 50 leading distributors and the 50 leading suppliers in the promotional products industry. Companies are scored based on a variety of metrics.
Founded in 1902 by F.L. Vernon, The Vernon Company (PPAI 109323, D11), has a long history in the promotional products industry. Now under its fourth generation of family leadership, the company has grown to support customers in a wide range of businesses from its Newton, Iowa, headquarters. It’s also been an active supporter of the promo industry as well. The late Bill Vernon, father of current President and CEO Chris Vernon, MAS, is a past board chair of PPAI – then the Specialty Advertising Association International – and an inductee into the Association’s Hall of Fame.
Along with its support of its staff professional growth, as recognized in its PPAI 100 ranking, The Vernon’s Company’s emphasis on education extends to the Promotional Products Education Foundation as well. It established a William F. "Bill" Vernon Named Scholarship with PPEF, for outstanding students with parents working in the promo field.
2022 Revenue: $82.5 Million
Three-Year Trend: +2%
High Marks: Professional Development