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Stamford, CT – Jornik Manufacturing Corp., a family-owned and operated supplier known for a wide variety of creative products and exceptional service, announced that ownership has transitioned from founders Jacquie and Peter Herz to their daughter Jordie Freedman (President) and son-in-law Rory Freedman (Treasurer and Secretary).
Peter Herz said: “I have been in this industry since 1971. It’s been a great 46 years! I’ve seen it from both sides: working for a supplier, then a distributor, then Jacquie and I started our own distributorship in 1976. After writing a software program and marketing it to other distributors, Jacquie and I started Jornik Mfg Corp. We’re well-known for our fun and creative products, industry-leading imprinting, exceptional personal service and our expertise in safety and compliance. After 25 years of running Jornik, we felt it was time to transfer the company to the next generation.”
Nothing has changed operationally at Jornik, so the ownership transition will not have any impact on distributors or the company’s vendors. Jacquie and Peter remain available, to provide guidance whenever needed.
“Jordie has been working with us since 1999. She has been living and breathing this promotional product industry her whole life, “ according to Jacquie Herz. “Jordie and her husband Rory are exceptionally well equipped to take what we started and make it thrive. We know they understand our original dream and they have learned our culture through osmosis. We were their age when we started Jornik. There is no one better equipped to guide Jornik into the future. We are very excited to watch them and give them all the help we can,” she further explained.
The company started with a small product line – writing instruments, name badges plus their famous imprinted walnuts – and has grown to offer over 450 products in two dozen categories, including: toys & games, adult coloring books, beach balls & outdoor fun products, grow items, fishing lures and accessories, tech products, desktop, writing instruments, keychains, flashlights & tools, name badges and much more. Jornik is always looking to bring their own unique touch to their products and many are exclusively theirs.
“Rory and I are very lucky to have a solid foundation to build upon. Everything we do from this point is only possible because of Jacquie and Peter’s hard-work and perseverance,” said Jordie Freedman. “As we start the next chapter here at Jornik, Rory and I, as well as our amazing Jornik team members, will remain focused on industry-leading product design & development, expertise in safety and social compliance, standout personal service and outstanding imprinting capabilities. We are all confident that Jornik’s future will be as “FUNdamentally Creative” as the past 25 years,” she added.