LAWRENCE, MA – August 26, 2019 – Gemline®, a leading promotional products supplier, has announced the appointment of Frank Carpenito, a veteran consumer products executive, to President of the Company, the promotion of Jonathan Isaacson to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and the promotion of Saadia Bryant to VP of Marketing, Product and Design.
Mr. Carpenito has been a Gemline Board Member since 2014 and assumes the role of President of the Company. In his new capacity, he will be responsible for running Gemline’s day-to-day business. He will also partner with Mr. Isaacson, CEO, to steer the Company’s growth strategy and priorities. Frank’s career in the consumer products industry spans three decades, including CEO and President roles over the past 20 years. Most recently, he served as CEO of BigMouth, Inc., a global consumer products company known for fun and fashionable outdoor lifestyle products. Previously, Frank was CEO and President of Gordon Brothers B2B and United Natural Foods – East. Additionally, Frank held key leadership roles at Procter & Gamble, Pepsi-Cola, and Newell-Rubbermaid/Berol.
Ms. Bryant joined Gemline in 2018 as Director of Digital Marketing. In her expanded role, she will continue to oversee Marketing, but add Product Management and Product Design and Innovation functions to her responsibilities. Saadia will be responsible for harmonizing all three functions under a go-to-market strategy and ensuring alignment with the promotional products marketplace and key customers. Prior to joining Gemline, Saadia held marketing leadership roles with notable consumer brands including Crabtree & Evelyn and Reebok International, Ltd.
“I am very pleased that Frank will be taking the role of President of Gemline, and to announce the promotion of Saadia.” stated Jonathan Isaacson, CEO, “Frank’s work as a board member allows him to hit the ground running and his proven track record of leadership success will be invaluable to Gemline as we drive towards continued growth.” Jonathan added, “Saadia’s promotion recognizes her demonstrated ability to make an impact on the business and help us to continue to innovate aggressively. I am looking forward to having her drive the integration of product, design and marketing that will keep Gemline at the forefront of our industry.”
As Chairman and CEO, Mr. Isaacson will focus on strategy, vision, culture and market/brand partnerships, as well as continuing to be a market, customer and political ambassador for the Company. Mr. Isaacson has served as president of Gemline since 1994 and has successfully steered the Company’s growth into one of the industry’s largest and most trusted suppliers.
Gemline is the industry’s premier supplier of bags, backpacks, business accessories, stationery, drinkware, gifts and electronics, and is ranked as the 15th largest industry supplier by the Advertising Specialty Institute. Gemline is a registered trademark of The Gem Group, Inc. For more information about Gemline, visit the Company’s website at www.gemline.com or 1-800-800-3200. Find Gemline on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.