||PEOPLE ON THE MOVE
Neil Piitz Joins Add Impact
Add Impact (asi/106606) has announced that Neil Piitz has officially joined the company's executive team on a permanent basis. He has over 25 years of experience in the industry, and was the president and co-founder of ARPG, now Accolade Promotion Group (asi/102905). His current responsibilities include business development, sales management and vendor management strategy. Contact Neil Piitz at email@example.com.
Debco Appoints New Multiline Rep
Debco (asi/48885) has welcomed Lil Heming of Vitasport Ltd. as the company's multiline representative for the Alberta province. She has over 20 years of experience in sales, 12 of them in the promotional products industry. Vitasport Ltd. manages two showroom locations in Calgary and Edmonton. Contact Lil Heming at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kanata Promotes Canadian Sales Manager
Kanata Blanket Co. (asi/63723) has announced that Jessica McKinnon is the new sales manager for Canada. McKinnon has seven years of experience with Kanata, most recently as the Western Canada sales representative. Contact Jessica McKinnon at email@example.com.
Spector & Co. Welcomes James Sheng
Spector & Co. (asi/88631) has hired James Sheng as overseas production manager. In this newly created role, Sheng will oversee the company's quality control process throughout the overseas supply chain. Sheng has 18 years of experience as a quality engineer, quality supervisor and production manager in China. He will be based in the company's China office and will report to the Montreal head office's Purchasing Department.
Céline Pilote Announces Retirement
Céline Pilote, founder of Copilote and co-founder of BrandAlliance Quebec, has announced her retirement after 33 years in the industry. Pilote was inducted into the PPPC Hall of Fame in 2009, and was twice named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Women's Business Association of Quebec.
"I will definitely miss helping young people to grow in our industry," she says. "Over 33 years, I created probably 200 jobs. Most of these people were just starting out; today, many are working for themselves."
In her new role, Pilote is a coach for entrepreneurs, helping them increase sales, manage human resources, market, develop business, become more profitable and better manage time. "I love to coach entrepreneurs whose businesses have potential," she says. "Very often, the entrepreneur doesn't have time to sit down and look at their business objectively. I provide them with an outsider's point of view of their operations to help them focus on different aspects of their business and give them more vision."
Contact Céline Pilote at firstname.lastname@example.org.