Superior Group of Companies, Inc. announced the promotion of Charles Sheppard, its Vice President, Global Sourcing and Distribution, to the position of Senior Vice President, Global Sourcing and Distribution. “Charles has been a tremendous asset to the Company and has led our ability to operationalize our sourcing and distribution efficiency across the globe and among our acquisitions. He is well known for his thought leadership in his field and was recently appointed to the Cotton Board by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue. The promotion of Charles to Senior Vice President is well-deserved and we look forward to his continued contributions to the company and our industry,” said Michael Benstock, CEO. Oversees manufacturing and vendor management Charles oversees the manufacturing, sourcing and vendor management throughout the globeCharles first joined the company in 1985 and has continuously held various leadership positions. With over 30 years of industry experience, Charles provides the foundational knowledge and expertise that make him well-equipped to take Superior Group of Companies into its next phase of growth. Charles oversees the manufacturing, sourcing and vendor management throughout the globe including, but not limited to, the United States, India, China, Vietnam, Haiti, and throughout our worldwide supply chain. “Through his relationship management, financial acumen and understanding of global sourcing, Charles has been able to provide us with multi-faceted options that afford our companies the ability to quickly overcome business challenges that can arise from changes in the global economy. It is through this type of expertise that we can continue to grow our business in the same way we have expanded our global sourcing and distribution footprint,” Michael Benstock continued to say.
Superior Group of Companies, Inc., manufacturer of uniforms, career apparel and accessories, named Michael (Mike) J. Attinella as the Company’s new chief financial officer and treasurer, effective immediately. Attinella will oversee Superior Group of Companies’ global business financial activities. He succeeds Andrew (Andy) D. Demott, Jr. in the CFO position as Demott shifts his responsibilities to fully focus on his role as chief operating officer of the company. Demott will work closely with Attinella during the transition of CFO responsibilities. Extensive financial and strategic experience Mike brings extensive financial, operational, governance and strategic experience to our leadership team"Attinella joins Superior Group of Companies from HSNi, a $3.7 billion NASDAQ listed leading electronic retailer, where he served as senior vice president and chief accounting officer of HSNi since 2008, and executive vice president and chief financial officer of HSN since 2013. Attinella began his tenure with HSNi in 2001 as vice president, controller. Previously, Attinella was vice president, controller at Catalina Marketing Corp., a strategic marketing firm in the consumer goods and retail sector. He also served various financial and operational responsibilities at Tech Data Corporation, one of the world’s largest technology wholesale distributors. “We are very excited to welcome Michael Attinella to Superior Group of Companies,” said Michael Benstock, chief executive officer. “Mike brings extensive financial, operational, governance and strategic experience to our leadership team. This, combined with his deep knowledge of scaling high-growth companies, will be a major asset to us as we execute our long-term growth strategy and further our brand-building business.” Driving company’s financial operations Attinella said, “I am very pleased to join Superior Group of Companies, and I look forward to contributing to the success of the Company. I am especially enthusiastic to be joining SGC during this exciting growth phase.” The appointment of Attinella enables Demott to allocate more time to his role as SGC’s chief operating officerThe appointment of Attinella enables Demott to allocate more time to his role as SGC’s chief operating officer. “Andy has served as CFO since 1998 and has been a tremendous steward and driver of the company’s financial operations, its strategic realignment in 2003, and its significant growth both organically and through acquisitions,” said Benstock. “Andy was appointed COO in 2015 and has served in dual roles since that time. We appreciate his dedication to the company and look forward to having his full focus on the company’s operations, growth and development,” concluded Benstock. Additional responsibility as Director of company Demott’s role with SGC is expanding further with his appointment as a Director of the company. “Over the last 20 years, Andy has been an integral member of the leadership team as we’ve strategically diversified our business and driven sustainable profitability,” said Sidney Kirschner, chairman. “He plays a vital role in our acquisition strategy and brings valuable experience to the board role on risk management, innovative operational strategies and prudent capital deployment. This is a tremendous honor that recognizes Andy’s commitment and contributions to our company, and we look forward to working alongside him at the board level.”
Superior Group of Companies, Inc. announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Andy Demott, has been named the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2018 CFO of the Year in the Large Company category. Twenty Tampa Bay area CFOs were selected as candidates for the 2018 CFO of the Year award. Demott was chosen as the winner by an independent panel of judges, who were tasked with evaluating the nominees’ business acumen, prior year achievements and community impact. Recognizing Andy’s contribution to the company “We are thrilled that the Tampa Bay Business Journal recognized Andy’s extraordinary contribution to our company,” said Michael Benstock, CEO of Superior Group of Companies. “His executive leadership, financial acumen, M&A expertise and tireless work ethic are integral to our success. Andy embodies the selfless, hardworking culture we have built at SGC and is incredibly deserving of this honor.” “This award reflects the success and contributions of our entire team here at SGC”, said Demott. “I am incredibly fortunate to work with so many talented and dedicated people who have helped drive our growth and success. I feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude for all that they have done to help our team earn this wonderful recognition.” Demott was not in attendance at the award ceremony as he was conducting planning meetings with SGC’s newest acquisition, CID Resources.
At nearly 100 years old, a $267 million publicly traded company is rebranding itself to better reflect its diverse offerings. Superior Uniform Group, Inc. shareholders voted to approve changing its name to Superior Group of Companies to better embody its position as a parent company of branding divisions at its annual meeting on Thursday afternoon. SGC serves some of the world’s most respected brands with call centre support, custom promotional products and uniforms. The company delivers more than 12 million promotional products and communicates with more than 10 million consumers annually. SGC outfits more than 5 million American workers each day. Representing all brands under one name This name change and rebrand allows us to better identify our company and represents all of our branding solutions"“Our new name recognizes our rich history as ‘Superior’ and includes how diverse we’ve become as a family of companies all working toward brand enhancement,” said CEO Michael Benstock. “This name change and rebrand allows us to better identify our company and represents all of our branding solutions under the Superior Group of Companies name.” Founded in 1920 as a uniform provider of medical apparel, SGC grew into one of the country’s largest designers, manufacturers and distributors of branded uniform programs. The company launched a call center division in 2008 and a promotional product company in 2009. Over the past five years, SGC acquired five companies in the uniform and branded merchandise space and achieved a 41 percent compounded annual growth rate in its call center business. SGC is an international leader in brand-building services. Brands and divisions of SGC SGC includes seven signature brands within its three divisions. Superior Branding Solutions: BAMKO is one full-service branded merchandise companies. It provides unique custom branding, design, sourcing and marketing solutions to some of the world’s most successful brands. Tangerine Promotions is a design and production powerhouse with expertise in promotional products, custom POS displays, racks and signage across all substrates. Public Identity supplies collegiate-licensed products and apparel for hundreds of the country’s most prestigious colleges and universities. Superior BPO Solutions: The Office Gurus is a provider for custom contact centre and back office support services. It operates as an extension of its customers’ organizations, representing them as the voice of their brand. With a global presence, the company is able to develop custom solutions to fit every business size and model. Superior Uniform Group: Fashion Seal Healthcare is the nation’s supplier of uniforms to health care facilities, laundries and distributors. It’s held the leading position since 1920 by continually innovating products and services to the constantly changing health care market. HPI Direct is a leading branded-image apparel designer, manufacturer and distributor for the world’s largest brands in food service, retail, transportation, security and hospitality industries. It develops and manages award-winning uniform and employee identification programs. CID Resources is a leading provider of branded medical uniforms. CID created its WonderWink family of brands in 2010 and built it into a leader in retail scrubs, elevating the Carhartt and Vera Bradley brands into successful scrub brands. Together, these brands represent a diverse and innovative retail offering, providing style, fit and features for every medical professional. Indicating scope of capabilities “Our company grew rapidly and we’ve built a first-class, innovative branding company serving some of the world’s top brands,” said Benstock. “Promotional products, telephone-based customer engagement and uniforms are essential elements of the modern brand. Now, we have the opportunity to better tell our story. While we’re the same great organization, we now have a name that more clearly indicates our full scope of capabilities.”