Clothing company restructures sales team
Clothing company Woolrich recently restructured the framework of its sales team with the appointment of two key internal sales positions and the hiring of four independent sales agents.
"Over the past six months we've been steadily revamping our sales team in preparation for the Fall 2014 selling season," said Patrick Nebiolo, Woolrich executive vice president. "The team we have assembled is fantastic and buyers are not only going to see one of our best collections ever, but also receive a new level of sales service."
Earlier this spring Woolrich hired Chris Nitzsche as national sales manager and Chris Megale as sales director. The company also recently named four new independent sales agents and realigned a number of its territories.
Mountain Source, Inc. headed up by R.J. Guiney, Bruce Gordon, and Zach Branson will handle the Rockies (Colo., Neb., N.M., and Utah); Phil Flamand and his Flamand Sports Group will service the Southeast (Miss, Ala., Fla., Ga., Tenn., S.C., N.C., Va., D.C., Md., W. Va.); Mike Sullivan and Allen Bishop will manage the South Central (Texas, La., Okla., Kan., Ark., Mo., Neb.); and Chet Cisek and his team at Wild Moon LLC will handle the upper Midwest (Minn., Wis., N.D., S.D., Iowa).
Prior to joining Woolrich, Nitzsche was the national sales manager for Elan-Polo, where he was responsible for Woolrich footwear and private label footwear sales for the outdoor segment. Before his 11-year tenure at Elan-Polo, Nitzsche worked at a number of top outdoor retailers including the Alpine Shop in St. Louis, Mo., where he last served as training manager, before joining Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe in Portland, Ore., as an instructor and guide. He will be based out of his office in St. Louis, Mo.
Megale joined Woolrich from Gant USA where he spent six years as sales director. He has worked with various other lifestyle apparel brands including James Perse, Ocean Pacific, and Blue Marlin. Megale is based out of the Woolrich New York office and showroom where he will focus on business opportunities in high-end department stores, boutiques, and other large nationwide accounts.
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SupplySource Inc., together with its sister company, Energy Controls Group, announces the addition of three new members to the team. Larry Basile, Amy Bartlett, and Lori Wannop will all join SupplySource in their respective positions, expanding the company and its capabilities.
Basile will take over as the new vice president of sales of both SupplySource and Energy Controls Group. He will oversee a team of fifteen sales professionals. Highly experienced in both sales and the office furniture industry, Basile brings tenacity and a desire to grow to the team.
Amy Bartlett joins SupplySource as corporate controller. She brings many years of experience in this role, having worked for a large, multi-office Harley Davidson dealer in a similar position. Bartlett will oversee the accounting department responsible for SupplySource and Energy Controls Group.
Lori Wannop is the newest addition to the marketing department as graphic communications specialist. Wannop has worked in advertising agencies across the country, and is experienced in graphic design and project management, from conceptual planning through physical project completion. Her expertise rounds out a highly experienced team.
SupplySource Inc. is the largest office furniture dealer in Pennsylvania. Headquartered in Williamsport with five satellite offices, SupplySource is a Certified Herman Miller Dealer, and represents hundreds of additional manufacturers. SupplySource is dedicated to finding the right solutions for every client, and boasts a 98.1 percent customer satisfaction rate.
Energy Controls Group, SupplySource's sister company, is an energy efficient lighting design and installation company that uses a consultative approach to lighting. According to a news release it focuses on saving the customer money in a sustainable, budget-conscious manner.
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Jody Graybill and Dennis Hummer have joined the staff of the Bucknell University Small Business Development Center as business consultants.
Jody Graybill brings more than 24 years of banking and financial service experience to the center, having led a community bank to being nationally recognized, after leading its trust and financial services division.
In his role of consultant, he brings background in management, finance, operations, marketing, personnel, audit, compliance, budgeting and strategic planning. He has experience with risk management, disaster recovery, income and estate taxes, investments, estate and business succession planning. In addition, he can assist clients with financial and loan analysis.
During his banking career, Graybill worked with many small businesses in the region. He has been involved with numerous civic and trade organizations including the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers Board, Juniata and Perry County Chambers of Commerce, Juniata County Library and Lions Club.
Graybill earned a bachelors degree in finance from The Pennsylvania State University and attended both advanced banking and trust and financial services schools at Bucknell.
Dennis Hummer has spent more than 20 years in the construction and hospitality industries and brings executive management, product branding, and corporate ownership experience to the Bucknell center.
The recipient of a bachelors in economics from the University of Pittsburgh, Hummer is the center's consultant-in-residence at Bucknell University's Entrepreneurs Incubator in downtown Lewisburg, a program offering low cost office space, training, and networking opportunities to innovative startup firms.
As consultant-in-residence, he provides free, confidential counseling to entrepreneurs looking to navigate the complexities of business ownership. Whether it's a new start-up or existing business, he guides clients in designing sound business plans, creating effective marketing strategies, and identifying potential funding sources.
The Bucknell center recently celebrated its 35th anniversary of helping businesses start, grow, and prosper in Union, Northumberland, Juniata, Montour, Perry and Snyder counties. The center provides education, information and consulting to entrepreneurs just investigating a market opportunity and developing a business plan, as well as to existing businesses seeking to innovate, grow, and sustain.
Writer/producer Karen L. Frock and her company, Creekside Creative Media, received a 2013 Bronze Telly Award for "The World's Greenest Steel," a video produced for Jersey Shore Steel Co..
Creekside produced the video as part of a "green" education and marketing campaign it developed and executed for Jersey Shore Steel Co..
An Emmy-nominated writer/producer, Frock and her company are past winners of Telly Awards, Communicator Awards of Excellence and Distinction, and other recognition.
The Telly Awards, an international competition judged by media professionals, received more than 11,000 entries this year; winners received average scores from all judges of 7.0 or above on a ten-point scale. Winners include advertising agencies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments.
Veteran environmental scientist Dan Synoracki has joined the Pennsylvania team of consulting firm Stantec as a Senior Project Manager. Based in the company's Mechanicsburg office, Synoracki will be managing environmental services and permitting for land development, natural gas, electric transmission line and aquatic and terrestrial habitat restoration projects.
Synoracki has managed numerous large, multidisciplinary environmental projects throughout Pennsylvania, including everything from topographic surveys, wetland delineations and mitigation, stream restorations and construction, to threatened and endangered species studies, cultural and historical resource assessments, and environmental permits. He holds a degree in biology and environmental planning from Bloomsburg University.
Stantec has more than 50 employees in its Mechanicsburg office and more than 400 across the state.