(Editor’s Note: PromoWire by PPAI Media is a running digest of updates from organizations around the promotional products industry. PPAI Media will consider newsworthy entries submitted by any member organization.)

March 27

Henry Shultz Retires; Ennis Appoints Interim General Managers

Ennis (PPAI 109056, Silver) announces the retirement of Henry Shultz and the promotions of Tom Nims to interim general manager of General Financial Supply (GFS) and Printgraphics in Nevada, Iowa, and Ken Riles to interim general manager of Northstar in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.

  • Nims brings more than 35 years of progressive experience in high-end commercial printing businesses and has been with GFS since 2022 as plant manager. Prior to joining GFS, he spent more than 16 years as the director of operations for two different Bay Area commercial printers.
  • Riles has been with Northstar since 1998, spending the last 15 years as the sales and service manager. Previously, he was with Taylor Corp. for 14 years working in production and customer service roles in multiple locations.

“I want to thank Henry for all he has done for the last 44 years to assist our customers and lead Northstar, GFS and Printgraphics,” says Tony Orsello, Ennis Business Unit director. “Although I will miss working with Henry, I wish him the best as he adjusts to his much-deserved retirement.”

March 26

Proforma Recognizes Top Achievers At Million Dollar Club Celebration

Proforma (PPAI 196835, Platinum) recently honored the exceptional accomplishments of its top-performing distributor owners and supplier partners at its Million Dollar Club Celebration held at the La Cantera Resort in San Antonio, Texas. Nearly 500 distributor owners, supplier partners and support center team members gathered to recognize exemplary sales achievements in 2023.

  • This year’s event also celebrated the induction of 20 new and next-level members into the Million Dollar Club.
  • Among the qualifying distributorships, annual sales ranged from $1 million to nearly $50 million.

“Our Million Dollar Club event demonstrates the strength of the Proforma network,” says Meg Erber, director of sales. “Between our support center teams, distributor owners, sales professionals and supplier partners, they continue to set the bar for innovative excellence within the print and promotional products industry.”