(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.)

April 8

Showdown Displays Wins Stevie Award For Outstanding Customer Service

Showdown Displays (PPAI 254687, Platinum) has been honored with a 2024 People’s Choice Stevie Award for Favorite Customer Service. The announcement was made by the Stevie Awards organization as the result of a worldwide public vote.

  • The 2024 People’s Choice Stevie Awards received more than 2,300 nominations from organizations of diverse sizes and across various industries. Finalists were determined by the average scores of more than 200 professionals worldwide in seven specialized judging committees.
  • Established in 2002, the Stevie Awards is one of the most coveted accolades in the business world.

“We are truly honored to receive this esteemed recognition from the Stevie Awards,” says Jim Thomsen, VP of customer success at Showdown Displays. “It is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our entire team in ensuring world-class customer service at every touchpoint.”

April 5

Fey Promo Adds New Director of IT And Two To Sales Team

Fey Promo (PPAI 113944, Gold) has hired Roman W. Bulkiewicz III as director of information technology, and Bob Engh and TJ Garrett, CAS, as senior account executives.

  • Bulkiewicz brings more than 30 years of experience in IT and manufacturing to the role, including designing and building equipment for Martin Marietta, the U. S. Postal Service and the Department of Defense. He also owned Tech Head Computers, one of the largest internet providers in Wisconsin. More recently, Bulkiewicz held IT positions at Knight Celotex and C.H.I. Overhead Doors. In addition, he has earned more than 40 certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, Comp Tia and others, along with a CISSP, a computer security certification, held by only 156,000 people in the world.
  • Engh and Garrett are both promo industry veterans with more than 30 years of experience. Engh brings expertise in the management and growth of large and small accounts. He is based in Minnesota.
  • Garrett has worked for both supplier and distributor companies. She is a recipient of ASI’s Bess Bohn Humanitarian Award and is based in Texas.