Chris Vernon Named Among Industry’s 50 Most Powerful People

Chris Vernon, MAS, CEO and President of The Vernon Company, has been recognized among the Counselor’s Power 50, the annual ranking of the most powerful executives in the $25 billion promotional products industry. This is the 15th consecutive year he has made this prestigious list. Mr. Vernon is the only Iowan represented on the Power 50 ranking.

The ranking is determined by a panel of editorial experts at ASI’s Counselor magazine and is based on factors such as nominees’ achievements, industry influence, corporate revenue and the overall health of their respective companies.  

“I’m very humbled to receive this recognition again this year.  I believe it is a testament to the leadership, hard work and dedication of all our employees who contribute to our company’s success every day,” commented Mr. Vernon. 

BIC Graphic Named 2016 Supplier of the Year

The Vernon Company recognized BIC Graphic with the 2016 Supplier of the Year Award during the company’s annual National Sales Meeting at the Renaissance Indian Wells in Indian Wells, California.

“This award is about partnership – and BIC Graphic is the true meaning of a partner. From the top down, they give every effort to support The Vernon Company,” said Vicki Palm, Director of Marketing. “Every member of their team works hard, day in and day out, to earn our business. Our account executives enjoy working with BIC Graphic, because they make it easy to do so. They offer proactive concepts and ideas on the front end and back that up with exceptional service and support.”

“Our whole team at BIC Graphic, from sales and marketing to customer service and manufacturing, was very excited and honored that our company was selected as Vernon’s Supplier of the Year,” said Denise Brune, National Account Manager at BIC Graphic. “It is a privilege to work with such professional reps and support teams. There is a real sense of family support at Vernon, and I am very happy to be a part of it. The backing that Vernon gives to their Preferred Suppliers is outstanding. Everyone is always willing to share pertinent information and develop strategies together to help grow the business. Working with Vernon is a true partnership relationship.”

The Supplier of the Year Award is given annually to the industry supplier that provides the best overall service to The Vernon Company and its customers. The award is based on important quality considerations, including product selection and quality, pricing, customer service, problem resolution and marketing support programs.

The Vernon Company is recognized as one of the largest and most successful promotional product firms in North America. Founded in 1902 by F.L. Vernon, we serve more than 40,000 customers from our Newton, Iowa corporate headquarters.

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