Please join me in welcoming Carleen Gray, as the new CEO of GroupeSTAHL North America. Many of you in the industry probably know Carleen, since she has been an important Stahls’ team member and leader for over 20 years. If you’ve ever had the chance to have a more in-depth conversation with her, you know that she is one of the top experts in the world when it comes to solving garment decoration challenges, for companies of all sizes. Most recently she served as our Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing and was appointed as Chief Marketing Officer. As someone who knows and understands the garment decoration business from the bottom up, Carleen’s first position out of college was as a customer service representative and trainer for Stahls’. She also served as Marketing Director for over 10 years and then left to pursue a position as a licensing manager in the automotive world, where she built brands with clients, including both Chrysler and General Motors. We were glad to welcome her back to the GroupeSTAHL family in 2007. Since then she has been instrumental in efforts to streamline global operations, strengthen our corporate culture, improve the customer experience and realign divisions. She has worked tirelessly to form partnerships with licensed brands, major sports leagues, colleges and other important players in the apparel manufacturing sector. Suffice it to say, she is uniquely qualified to lead GroupeSTAHL into the future and I look forward to continuing to work with her. Carleen’s commitment and vision for the future of the company will allow her, and GroupeSTAHL, to succeed exponentially.
Congrats on your well-deserved promotion Carleen!! I look forward to seeing GroupeSTAHL grow and evolve under your leadership!