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HALO Names Supplier & Supplier Representative of the Year


HALO Branded Solutions the leader in branded merchandise, uniform programs and recognition and incentive solutions, today announced the 2021 Supplier and Supplier Representative of the Year.

Sterling, IL January 6, 2022 –HALO, the leader in branded merchandise, corporate apparel, uniform programs and recognition and incentive solutions, recognized their 2021 Supplier of the Year and Supplier Representative of the Year in a company-wide communication. The awards were based on the results of company-wide voting which included over 1,000 HALO Account Executives and support team members.

Hit Promotional Products is the 2021 HALO Supplier of the Year. According to C.J. Schmidt, CEO of Hit, “In one of the most challenging years the industry has ever experienced, this award reinforces the spirit of collaboration and problem-solving that we enjoy with a key customer like HALO. It’s an honor for the Hit team.”

Charles Duggan, National and Strategic Accounts Manager for industry supplier Goldstar, was recognized as the 2021 HALO Supplier Representative of the Year. Goldstar sales to HALO increased nearly 60% in 2021 thanks to the industry veteran sales professional. Duggan noted, “The award goes to the entire Goldstar team. We worked closely with HALO to find every way to help them grow their sales overall, and with Goldstar.”

Terry McGuire, Senior Vice President of Supplier Relations added, “Our sales grew in 2021 in one of the most difficult supply chain environments we have ever experienced because we could rely heavily on key partners like Hit and Charles. Collaboration with our HALO Preferred Suppliers created success for our account executives and satisfaction for our clients.”

According to HALO CEO, Marc Simon, “Our preferred supplier program is an industry success story. We rely heavily on the partnership with this elite group to continue to grow our business regardless of the challenges the market presents.”

About HALO Branded Solutions

HALO is the global leader in branded merchandise, uniform programs, and recognition and incentive solutions. We partner with our clients to break through the clutter of our media saturated world and connect their brands to customers, employees and other audiences critical to their success. With more than 1,800 employees in 16 global offices, we offer the industry’s most comprehensive range of capabilities, including creative services, technology solutions, logistics and global sourcing. Our clients include over 100 of the Fortune 500 as well as thousands of mid and small‐size organizations seeking to make a big impact with their brands and enhance their employee experience.