(Editor’s Note: PromoWire by PPAI Media is a running digest of news releases and updates submitted from organizations around the promotional products industry. PPAI Media edits these only slightly, including for length, and will consider newsworthy entries from any member organization.)

October 19, 2022

Hit Promotional Products Adds Kim Brockschmidt To Its Executive Team

Supplier Hit Promotional Products has announced that Kim Brockschmidt has joined the St. Petersburg, Florida-based company as its new vice president of business development. She is based in Denver.

An industry veteran, Brockschmidt’s career in promotional products began in 1995. It started at Carolina Crystal wearing several hats, including customer service representative, marketing assistant and sales representative. Most recently, she was vice president of strategic accounts at STORMTECH Performance Apparel.

Brockschmidt also spent almost 20 years with Gemline, working her way up the company’s ladder from territory manager to vice president of major accounts before joining STORMTECH.

Andi Pratt Joins Outdoor Cap's Executive Team as Head of Commerce

We are excited to announce that Andi Pratt has joined Outdoor Cap Company's executive team as our Head of Commerce. Andi brings over 19 years of CPG and Retail sales and marketing leadership experience to Outdoor Cap. Her experience includes time at companies large and small with household names like Nestle, Coca Cola, and Oak Ridge Winery. Andi will focus on driving Outdoor Cap's overall omni-channel commerce strategy across each business channel in Retail, Team Sports, Promotional Products, Golf, and all B2B and B2C businesses that are part of the Outdoor Cap family.

Jeanelle Harris, Outdoor Cap's CEO noted, "As we continue to unify our business processes and cross-functional teams to better service our industry partners and customers, I am pleased to have Andi join our leadership team. Andi brings a strategic focus to our sales efforts and go-to-market strategies that will result in better products and services for our customers."

Andi shared, "I am overjoyed to join the Outdoor Cap family. Culture is important to me so being a part of a company committed to having an amazing culture is a blessing." She further explains, "Outdoor Cap is poised for substantial growth across our various business units and industries we service. I am excited to drive our growth initiatives and strategies with the great people and teams already here at OC."

Andi joins Outdoor Cap to lead our sales, licensing and service divisions with strategic vision and direction for our future growth and development. Andi will also be a key contact for our strategic partners across the business to strengthen our relationships now and into the future.

In her time outside of Outdoor Cap, Andi is an animal lover with four dogs and five horses. She loves all the outdoor activities Northwest Arkansas has to offer like camping and floating and enjoys horseback and side-by-side riding. Andi spends her off time around the farm or adventuring with friends and family. She has been a CASA advocate for the past 9 years advocating for children in the Benton and Carroll County foster care systems.

Learn more about Andi or connect with Outdoor Cap's leadership team here.

October 18, 2022

Magnet Group Promotes Matt McCluggage to senior sales manager

The Magnet Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Matt McCluggage to Senior Sales Manager. McCluggage has been with TMG since 2015 as regional sales manager. He will now cover MI, IN, OH, KY, IL, MN, and WI and have a dedicated regional inside sales lead to continue to give top notch service to his region.

Dave Glaser, The Magnet Group’s VP of field sales, says “Matt has earned this promotion by providing his clients elite service and solutions for over 7 years. He is a big part of The Magnet Group’s future.”