(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.)

September 12

Dawn Janis Named Vice President Of Sales At Competitive Edge

Competitive Edge (PPAI 103776, D6) announces the promotion of Dawn Janis, MAS, to vice president of sales.

  • Janis, who has more than two decades of experience in the promotional products industry, joined Competitive Edge in July 2022 as market vice president.
  • An active industry leader, she previously served as president of PPAChicago, on the MiPPA Leadership Conference Committee and is a longtime volunteer for PPAI.

“We are absolutely thrilled to promote Dawn to the role of vice president of sales,” says Mary Jo Tomasini, MAS+, CEO of Competitive Edge. “Her extensive experience, leadership within the industry and profound understanding of promotional products make her the perfect choice to steer our sales endeavors. Dawn’s guidance of our sales team underscores our commitment to delivering exceptional products and services to all our valued customers.”

Compass Appoints Daniele Luciani As Director Of Key Accounts

Compass Industries (PPAI 110923, S6) welcomes Daniele Luciani as its new director of key accounts.

  • In this new role, she will be responsible for leading and expanding Compass’ key account management strategies, fostering strong client relationships and driving growth through exceptional customer service.
  • With an extensive background in the promotional and incentive industry, Luciani brings over 20 years of experience to this pivotal role.

“I’ve known and worked with Daniele for over 20 years, and I can’t think of anyone better for me to work with side by side,” says President Michael Levy. “We believe that Daniele will play a crucial role in strengthening our relationships with our clients and driving our company's growth.”

Luciani adds, “I am excited to join Compass and take on this role as Director of Key Accounts,” says Luciani. “I look forward to working closely with the Compass Team and our valued clients to understand their unique needs and deliver solutions that drive success for their businesses. Compass has a strong reputation for excellence, and I am committed to furthering that reputation.”

September 5

Orbus Unveils New Name For Canadian Entity

Orbus Visual Communications (PPAI 428128, S7) has rebranded its Ultima Displays Canada as Orbus Visual Communications Canada.

  • More than just a new name, the company explains the rebrand represents its dedication to delivering comprehensive visual communication solutions that go beyond exhibits and displays. The name change also aligns with that of Orbus in the U.S. and signifies the strength and breadth of services across North America.
  • Accompanying this rebrand, a new website gives customers an enhanced browsing experience and easy access to comprehensive product information, design resources and marketing tools.
  • Two new product lines are also being introduced in Canada: MODify Retail Merchandising System and Blaze SEG Light Boxes.

“We are thrilled to unveil the rebranding of Ultima Displays Canada to Orbus Visual Communications Canada, along with the introduction of our new website and groundbreaking new products,” says Tina Vedovat, president of Orbus Visual Communications Canada. “These initiatives support our commitment to delivering innovative and impactful visual communication solutions that resonate with our clients.”