GAP Promo Press Release
By Gayle Piraino, Founder and President
GAP Promo is growing and I am honored to share the creation of new Leadership positions that will further develop and strengthen our already successful sales and marketing organization. We have created two new roles: Director of Sales|Director of Operations.
Effective immediately, I am delighted to announce that Justin Burkinshaw, Senior Sales Manager has been promoted to Director of Sales and Kim Olson, Senior Project Manager has been promoted to Director of Operations.
Justin joined GAP in July, 2014 as a Sales Account Manager in charge of two important Beer Accounts where he quickly developed and fostered strong client relationships. In 2016, Justin assumed and brought in additional key accounts that included key Beer and Spirits Brands. At this time he was also promoted to Senior Sales Account Manager. Justin is a graduate of Bryant University in Rhode Island. His background included both sales and management.
Kim joined GAP in April 2015 in a newly created position of Project Manager. Kim embraced this new role and immediately developed internal processes that helped implement positive change throughout GAP Promo which ultimately benefitted our clients, vendors and the GAP Team. In 2016, Kim helped identify and lead the way of a GAP Promo investment where we joined a buying group that has provided us many benefits including new and improved software, real-time project tracking and sales reporting. At this time she was also promoted to Senior Project Manager. Kim is a graduate of Emerson College and she also received her MBA from University of Phoenix. Her background includes restaurant management and ownership and most recently Marketing and Project Management for a major food manufacturer.
Justin, Kim and I will work together on a higher strategic level to ensure GAP Promo continues to grow through providing “Best in Class” customer service. We will continue to be “a leader” with our creative ideas and current products to support the Food and Beverage Markets while ultimately assisting our clients to “Win at Retail”.