PromoWire (10/6-10/10): Notes And News Releases From Around The Industry

PromoWire (10/6-10/10): Notes And News Releases From Around The Industry

IMAGEN Brands is excited to welcome Karen and Chris Stauffer and Kris Dunn to the company’s sales team. All three are now reporting to Jackie Walker, National Sales Manager.

Lisa LeMond, Vice President of Sales and Service at IMAGEN Brands, said, “IMAGEN Brands is growing rapidly! With the addition of the great team of Karen and Chris Stauffer in the Greater Northwest, and Kris Dunn, based in Greater Florida, we are thrilled for the talent, enthusiasm, and fresh perspective that each will bring, rounding out our sales organization and offering total national coverage to our distributor customers.”

Chris and Karen Stauffer, of Cascade Marketing Group, join the IMAGEN Brands sales team as Multi-Line Reps for the Pacific Northwest territory. They are now covering Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska.

Cascade Marketing Group is celebrating its 25th year in business this fall. Chris and Karen value the long-term partnerships they have created with both clients and supplier partners over the years. They have earned over 24 awards in their tenure, including Supplier Sales Reps of the Year, Largest Sales Growth, and MLR of the Year.

Currently, Cascade Marketing Group represents Edwards Garment, EdwardsX Custom Clothing, Fossa Apparel, Towel Specialties, and Vision Awards. They are delighted to have IMAGEN Brands as their hard goods supplier after talking with current customers who are excited to buy IMAGEN Brands’ products. And they are no strangers to the ShedRain® brand, as they previously carried this line for 18 years and look forward to showcasing it again.

Chris is an alumnus of St. Lawrence University in New York and Karen is an alumna of Washington State University. In their spare time, Chris and Karen love boating, cooking, and listening to great music.

Dunn, who is now a Regional Sales Manager, comes to IMAGEN Brands from the distributor side of the promotional products industry, where he spent two years of his career at B&B Sports. He has also held sales roles for American Metals Supply, InsideOut, and Our Town America.

In addition to his sales background, Dunn has over five years of experience as a Broadcaster and Radio Host. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Dunn is now covering the Florida and Puerto Rico territory and is looking forward to building working relationships and utilizing his creativity and gift of public speaking. He finds the most enjoyable part of his job is helping customers see their vision and designs come to life.

Outside of work, Dunn enjoys sports, traveling, and spending time with his wife, Hope, and their Miniature Australian Shepherd, Datz.

BEL Promo recently announced the promotion of Susan Lewandowski to Managing Director. Susan has been an integral part of the BEL Promo organization since 2018, when she was originally brought on as General Manager.

“Susan has been, and will continue to be, instrumental in the continued growth, success, and professionalism of the BEL Promo brand. Her high level of commitment, attention to detail, results-driven attitude and positive demeanor have been key drivers to her success”, says Alan Tabasky, Senior Vice President & GM, BEL USA.

In addition to her work, Susan volunteers for the Gold Coast Promotional Products Association and is currently its president.

“I cannot tell you what an honor this is to be recognized for my commitment to the growth of BEL Promo, Lewandowski says. We have only scratched the surface with our potential to become a top industry supplier. I am extremely excited for the future.”

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