Vice President, Marketing

Martin Partners Recruits Vice President, Marketing to Protect-A-Bed.

Wheeling, IL – Martin Partners announces the recruitment of Ms. Kara Lineal to the position of Vice President, Marketing at Protect-A-Bed.  Protect-A-Bed is a worldwide leader in mattress protection innovation and manufacturing.  Prior to joining Protect-A-Bed, Ms. Lineal was Sr. Director of Marketing at Chaney Instrument Co.

Chief Executive Officer

Martin Partners Recruits Chief Executive Officer to Balfour

Austin, TX – Martin Partners announces the recruitment of Mr. Robert Myers to the position of Chief Executive Officer at Balfour.  Balfour manufactures consumer graduation products and is backed by the private equity firm Fenway Partners.  Prior to joining Balfour, Mr. Myers was President & CEO at Sheplers.

Two Directors of Grocery (Eastern & Central)

Martin Partners Recruits Two Directors of Sales (Eastern and Central Regions) to Wells Enterprises, Inc.

Le Mars, IAMartin Partners announces the recruitment of Mr. Eric Allen to the position of Director of Sales (Eastern) and Ms. Cassandra Ludwig as the Director of Sales (Central) at Wells Enterprises, Inc. Wells is the largest family-owned ice cream manufacturer, specializing in Blue Bunny ice cream.  Prior to joining Wells, Mr. Allen was a Regional Sales leader for Kraft Foods (North East) and Ms. Ludwig was Director of Sales (Central) for Nestle Nutrition.

Chief Executive Officer

Martin Partners Recruits Chief Executive Officer to AmeriMark Holdings

Cleveland, OHMartin Partners announces the recruitment of Mr. Mark Ethier to the position of Chief Executive Officer at AmeriMark Holdings.  AmeriMark is a catalog and online consumer products and services company, backed by the private equity firm Prudential Capital in Chicago.  Prior to joining AmeriMark, Mr. Ethier was Chief Executive Officer at Cornerstone Brands.

Vice President, Marketing

Martin Partners Recruits Vice President, Marketing to Plano Molding Company

Plano, IL Martin Partners, L.L.C. announces the recruitment of Mr. Stephen Schwallie to the position of Vice President, Marketing at Plano Molding Company.  Plano is the world’s leading manufacturer of tackle boxes, with over 75% market-share in the U.S.  Plano is backed by Ontario Teachers Private Equity.  Prior to joining Plano, Mr. Schwallie was National Corporate Account Manager with SC Johnson and Sons.

Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Martin Partners Recruits Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing to Plano Molding Company

Plano, IL Martin Partners, L.L.C. announces the recruitment of Mr. Benjamin Harvey to the position of Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Plano Molding Company.  Plano is the world’s leading manufacturer of tackle boxes, with over 75% market-share in the U.S.  Plano is backed by the Ontario Teachers Private Equity arm.  Prior to joining Plano, Mr. Harvey was Vice President, Asia-Pacific at Parfums de Coeur/llex Consumer Products Group.

Chief Executive Officer

Martin Partners Recruits Chief Executive Officer to Shindigz

South Whitley, IN – Martin Partners, L.L.C. announces the recruitment of Mr. Matthew Wojewuczki to the position of Chief Executive Officer at Shindigz.  Shindigz is a leading online consumer etailer specializing in party supplies. Prior to joining Shindigz, Mr. Wojewuczki was Executive Vice President, Global Operations for Vera Bradley.

Vice President & General Manager – Integrated Shopper Marketing

Martin Partners Recruits Vice President & General Manager – Integrated Shopper Marketing to Vestcom

Little Rock, AR – Martin Partners, L.L.C. announces the recruitment of Mr. Vito Salerno to the position of Vice President & General Manager – Integrated Shopper Marketing at Vestcom.  Vestcom is an original market share leader of the instore, shelf edge communication industry. Vestcom is backed by the private equity firm Court Square.  Prior to joining Vestcom, Mr. Salerno was Director of Retail Sales for Coupons Inc.

Vice President, International Sales & Business Development

Martin Partners Recruits Vice President, International Sales & Business Development to Plano Molding Company

Plano, IL – Martin Partners, L.L.C. announces the recruitment of Mr. Simon Boaler to the position of Vice President, International Sales & Business Development at Plano Molding Company.  Plano is the world’s leading manufacturer of tackle boxes, with over 75% market-share in the U.S.  Plano is backed by the Ontario Teachers Private Equity arm.  Prior to joining Plano, Mr. Boaler was Head of BOAC, a distribution consulting firm.

Senior Vice President, Sales

Martin Partners Recruits Senior Vice President, Sales at Cal Pacific Specialty Foods

Moss Landing, CA –  Martin Partners, L.L.C. announces the recruitment of Mr. Michael Jewett to the position of Senior Vice President of Sales at Cal Pacific Specialty Foods, LLC.  Cal Pacific Specialty Foods is the largest industrial processor of strawberries in North America.  Prior to joining Cal Pac, Mr. Jewett was Director of Sales at Harvest Food Group Inc. Cal Pac is backed by the private equity firm Lake Pacific Partners.

Director of National Accounts, Target

Martin Partners Recruits Director of National Accounts, Target to Ferrara Candy Company

Round Lake, MN –  Martin Partners, L.L.C. announces the recruitment of Ms. Jill Gierach to the position of Director of National Accounts, Target at Ferrara Candy Company, a billion dollar consumer products company recently formed by the merger of Farley’s & Sathers Candy Company and Ferrara Pan Candy Company.  Prior to joining Ferrara, Ms. Gierach was the Sales Director/Team Lead, Target at Activision Blizzard. Ferrara Candy Company is backed by Catterton Partners.

Senior Director, Marketing

Martin Partners Recruits Senior Director, Marketing at Goose Island Beer Company

Chicago, IL – Martin Partners, L.L.C. announces the recruitment of Mr. Mark Hegedus to the position of Senior Director, Marketing at Goose Island Beer Company, a specialty consumer craft beer company. Prior to joining Goose Island Beer Company, Mr. Hegedus was Director, Marketing & Sales at Deschutes Brewery, Inc.

Vice President, Sales

Martin Partners Recruits Vice President, Sales at Optimum Nutrition

Aurora, IL – Martin Partners, L.L.C. announces the recruitment of Mr. Jonathan Thompson to the position of Vice President, Sales at Optimum Nutrition. Optimum Nutrition is a sports and nutrition solutions provider. Prior to joining Optimum Nutrition, Mr. Thompson was the Portfolio Planning Manager at The Dannon Company.

Vice President, New Business Development

Martin Partners Recruits Vice President, New Business Development to KemperSports

Chicago, IL – Martin Partners, L.L.C. announces the recruitment of Mr. Andrew R. Crosson to the position of Vice President, New Business Development at KemperSports, a golf resort management company.  Prior to joining KemperSports, Mr. Crosson was Executive Vice President, Partner at Heritage Golf Group.

Vice President, National Accounts & Trade Marketing

Martin Partners Recruits Vice President, National Accounts & Trade Marketing to Optimum Nutrition

Aurora, IL – Martin Partners, L.L.C. announces the recruitment of Mr. Robert Gollias to the position of Vice President, National Accounts & Trade Marketing to Optimum Nutrition. Optimum Nutrition is a sports and nutrition solutions provider. Prior to joining Optimum Nutrition, Mr. Gollias was National Customer Marketing Manager at Wrigley.