Advance Corporation (Cottage Grove, Minn.) announced a new management/sales team led by Jennifer Holm, Kathy Wilson, and Linda Apfel. Jennifer Holm was named general manager. Formerly sales and marketing manager of the company’s Identification Products Division, she will be responsible for all aspects of the business. She holds an executive MBA from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn.
Kathy Wilson was named vice-president of sales and marketing. Wilson has served Advance for 20 years as sales and marketing manager of its Braille-Tac Division. As vice-president she will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s sales and marketing. She is a manufacturing industry expert in the field of ADA signage, and has been published in various trade publications. She studied political science, sociology, and anthropology at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa.
Linda Apfel was named the company’s national accounts representative. She brings a wide range of experience in sales and marketing campaigns for the awards and recognition industry. As national accounts representative, Apfel will work with multi-line reps and distributors to develop sales. Apfel holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Founded by William Lorenz in 1941 as Advance Stamp Works, Advance Corporation recently celebrated its 70th anniversary in business.