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Successful 15th Annual Toronto Imprint Canada Show Bodes Well For Industry Outlook

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Toronto Imprint Canada Show, there were numerous contests and prize giveaways, but based on the feedback from the attendees and exhibitors, the biggest winner of all appears to be our industry.

The Show, which took place Friday January 9th and Saturday January 10th at the Toronto Congress Centre North Building, had people buzzing. Numerous exhibitors proclaimed this to be the best industry trade Show they had been to in years, and felt the response from attendees to this event was a great omen for the 2015 industry outlook.

“The Imprint Canada Show is my first destination for a year of success,” proclaimed Demuth Flake of Digexart Creative Inc. in Etobicoke, Ontario. “I see everything here first and my clients take advantage of the up and coming products and services featured at (the Show).”

Imprint Canada’s next event is September 11th & 12th in Calgary, Alberta, then returns to Toronto January 8th & 9th, 2016.
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Stormtech Performance Apparel adds Chris Turner to their team

January 2015 – Stormtech Performance Apparel has recently added Chris Turner to their team in the role of National Sales Manager for Canada.

Chris joins Stormtech with over 20 years of experience in the promotional products and retail sporting goods channels and was most recently VP of Sales – Strategic Accounts at alphabroder/Ash City. He is an accomplished sales and marketing executive with proven leadership skills and a strong track record in the areas of strategic sales, business development, and marketplace management working with global brands such as NIKE, adidas, and TaylorMade. (more…)

American Apparel Names Paula Schneider as CEO, Terminates Dov Charney

December 2014 - The Board of Directors of American Apparel, Inc. (NYSE MKT: APP) announced that it has appointed veteran fashion executive Paula Schneider as Chief Executive Officer, effective January 5, 2015. This appointment follows the termination of Dov Charney, former President and Chief Executive Officer, for cause in accordance with the terms of his employment agreement. Scott Brubaker, who has been serving as Interim CEO, will continue in the post until Ms. Schneider joins the company, after which he will remain as a consultant to ensure an orderly transition.

An experienced executive with an extensive track record in design, merchandising, sales, manufacturing, finance, licensing and human resources, Ms. Schneiderhas a well-earned reputation for improving the financial performance and operational efficiencies of numerous global fashion brands. She has served as president or senior officer of a number of retail and apparel companies, including Warnaco, Gores Group, BCBG Max Azria, and Laundry by Shelli Segal. (more…)