(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 10

Promobilia Appoints Ian Kalna As Sales Director

Promobilia (PPAI 210715) a division of St Regis Group (PPAI 230188, Platinum) has brought on Ian Kalna as sales director. He will work with existing clients and also develop new growth opportunities.

  • Kalna has established an impressive career in the promotional products industry over the past 15-plus years.

“My philosophy in overseas sourcing has always been really simple: I want to make cool things with cool people and answer the phone when those people call,” says Kalna.

Merrick Falkenstein, CRO of St Regis Group, says, “We are thrilled to welcome Ian to the Promobilia team, and we love his enthusiasm and genuine excitement for innovative and impactful promotional products. His rich knowledge of the custom direct sourcing process, focus on customer experience and creative marketing eye make him a major asset to our customers and our organization.”

April 9

Two Industry Sales Veterans Join SnugZ Team

SnugZ USA (PPAI 112982, Platinum) is expanding its sales team with the addition of Joe Douglas and Cantlon Ryan.

  • Douglas will be the company’s second national sales manager working alongside SnugZ mainstay, Steve Rone. Based in Chicago, he previously spent more than 10 years as national accounts and trade show manager for a display company in the promo industry. He’s also a 2019 PPB Rising Star.
  • Cantlon Ryan takes on the role of Pacific Northwest territory rep. He also brings 10 years of industry experience, previously working for Cutter & Buck in the southwest.

“I’m ready to take my career to the next phase and be a part of one of the most innovative companies with the best team in the industry. I’m honored to be a part of the SnugZ family,” says Douglas.

Ryan adds, “SnugZ has a reputation of one of the hardest working teams, warm culture and diverse product offering in the industry, and it is the perfect environment for learning and growth.”