Avicom Marketing Communications: Hires Promotional Merchandise Director

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Addition of seasoned executive reinforces commitment to becoming premier merchandising partner

Waukesha, Wis. (July 1, 2008) – Avicom Marketing Communications has hired Tom Scheel as promotional merchandise director to help grow and lead their existing promotional department.

“We feel very privileged to have someone with Tom’s background and knowledge at Avicom,” said Tim Kubina, partner at Avicom. “He has a strategic understanding of how the integration of marketing and merchandising programs will meet our clients’ business objectives.”

Scheel comes to Avicom with over 30 years of experience in the marketing services industry, most recently with a local promotional marketing services firm, as vice president of sales and new business development. He also spent 25 years at Tenneco Automotive in various sales and marketing positions including director of performance products culminating his tenure there as the director of program group distribution.

“I’ve been very fortunate in this business to have developed the solid relationships needed in order to establish a thriving department,” said Scheel. “I plan on contributing to Avicom from day one, and will start building the department into the region’s premier merchandising partner.”

Avicom’s promotional department currently provides merchandising programs and products for some of the area’s and nation’s largest companies including GE Healthcare, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Kleen Test Products, Signicast, Building Advantage, Bayer HealthCare and Schneider International.

About Avicom

Avicom Marketing Communications has been helping organizations around the world maximize marketing opportunities since 1986. Staffed with more than 50 seasoned communication professionals and marketing strategists, Avicom delivers fresh, comprehensive solutions that deliver proven results. From developing strategic positioning to executing tactical programs in every marketing discipline, we partner with our clients to increase brand awareness, grow market share and generate higher revenue. For more information about Avicom, please visit www.avicomdirect.com.