Technosport Canada adds new Alberta Account Manager

August 2015 - Technosport is very excited to introduce Jean-François Collin as the new Account Manager for the Alberta territory.

“We are thrilled to have Jean-François join the Technosport family. He shares the same vision when it comes to providing a superior level of service and support to our customers. We feel strongly that he will help strengthen our presence in the Alberta market” said Peter Herzog, Director of Sales for Western Canada.

Jean-François, along with his family, have resided in Calgary for the past 3 years. In addition to his energy and enthusiasm, Collin also brings many years of experience as a successful Account Manager from the Radio and Print Industry in Montreal.

Jean-François can be reached by e-mail at jfcollin@technosport.com.

Trimark Expands its Team

August 2015 - PCNA Canada is proud to announce that it has added to its sales leadership team with the promotion of Chris McMurray to Regional Sales Manager, Eastern Canada.

McMurray is a tenured, 17 year Trimark employee and brings excellent knowledge to the team. He will be leading the field sales managers, in Eastern Canada under the direction of Erin Harris, Director of Sales, PCNA Canada.

“We are thrilled to have Chris make this move. We are excited about the level of collaboration this will create as we continue to integrate our business in Canada with both Apparel and Hard Goods,” said Harris.

With the expansion of Chris’ role, we are welcoming back Jeff Hoyle to the South Western Ontario Field Sales position for Apparel. Jeff was a valuable member of our business for many years before leaving for a short hiatus to expand his horizons.

BrandAlliance Merges With A Brand Company

July 2015 - BrandAlliance has merged with Charlotte-based A Brand Company – which includes flagship Activate! Promotions + Marketing.

The move – which follows a three year strategic partnership between the companies – creates a firm with annual sales of approximately $90 million. The company will maintain corporate offices in Toronto and Charlotte.

Activate will begin operating as BrandAlliance by early 2016, with Marc Roy -  formerly the CEO of BrandAlliance – taking on the newly created role of executive chairman of A Brand Company.

“This merger will maximize the benefit of our partnership with not only our clients but our valued suppliers as well,” said Roy. “We are now positioned for growth not only in North America, but globally, over the long term. As we grow, we will be able to provide new and unique solutions to our clients.”