Staples Acquires Accolade Promotion Group

 

April 2015 - Staples Inc., the parent company of Staples Promotional Products has agreed to acquire Canada-based Accolade Promotion Group.

“The acquisition will further Staples’ ability to bring customers a strong brand partner with a broader offering in Canada,” said Steve Bussberg, senior vice president of Staples Advantage, which oversees the Staples Promotional Products business. “APG’s vast experience serving customers in the financial and oil & gas industries will complement our strengths in the automotive, manufacturing and consumer goods industries.”

Accolade had been a division of retailer Golf Town, but now will become part of the Staples organization. Dan Craig, the head of Accolade, will become managing director of Staples Promotional Products Canada.

Polyconcept Announces New CEO 

April 2015 - Polyconcept has announced that Michael Bernstein has stepped down as the company’s CEO.

Gene Colleran, formerly the CEO of Griffon Home and Building Products, a $900 million global division within the publicly-held Griffon Corp., will take over  responsibilities for the organization, which includes Polyconcept North America (PCNA), PFConcept and Polyconcept International Markets (PCIM). The appointment is effective immediately.

“We’re fortunate to be able to make this transition on our own terms from a position of strength,” said Bernstein. “We’re growing and healthy with an exciting future ahead. After 10 years at Polyconcept, I’m personally ready to step aside and welcome Gene as our next group leader to continue our positive momentum. He has a proven track record of success and brings a diverse set of experience to our organization. I’m confident that his vision, leadership and expertise will contribute to our continued success.”

Bernstein – who started at Leed’s, the company his father co-founded, in 1992 – will pursue interests completely outside of the industry, but will remain on Polyconcept’s executive board of directors. “I’m an active investor through my family office that I established with my father and brother in 2004,” he said. “In addition to my board responsibilities at Polyconcept, I’ll be focusing my energies on some of our investments, as well as doing more nonprofit and other board work.”

Ecorite Adds New Representation

April 2015 - Ecorite has announced new representation in the following territories: