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MV Sport’s Terry Amburgey to Retire

Terry Amburgey

Terry Amburgey, the national sales manager for MV Sport since 1999 and a veteran of the very beginning of the development of the resortwear industry, is retiring.

Amburgey, of Long Island, N.Y., grew up in Cinncinnati, Ohio, and began his career in 1975 with Velva Sheen, a Cinncinnati sportswear brand established in 1932. At the age of 33, he was named national sales manager and later served as the company's general manager, and then president.

In the 1980s, he founded Crable Sportswear with a partner. The company experienced a major success by introducing appliqué to the resort market. During his career, Amburgey, who is a father of three, witnessed the takeover of casual dress with the merging of resort apparel trends into the everyday market.

“The resort market has influenced the fashion market strongly in that regard,” he said in a recent interview. He recalled attending a resort apparel trade event in California in the early 1980s and being asked to remove his coat and tie “because it made people uncomfortable.” Amburgey is actively involved in finding a replacement to fill his MV Sport post. He can be reached at (800) 367-7900.

DuneCraft Names Sam Taylor as COO

DuneCraft has announced the appointment of Sam Taylor as Chief Operations Officer located in Cleveland, Ohio. In this newly created role, Taylor will be responsible for coordinating the overall operations of DuneCraft and implementing broad-based innovative strategies to continue DuneCraft’s record growth.

Prior to joining DuneCraft, Taylor completed his undergraduate work in linguistics and computer science in the San Francisco Bay area. Following his undergraduate degree, Sam attended law school and focused on general law and business operations within NE Ohio.

“The creation of this position is just one example of DuneCraft’s strategic response to continue creating unique science and nature products that appeal to all ages while moving our operations and quality of service to a new level of excellence. In today’s ever changing market place, it is imperative that we continue to meet the challenges that come from growth and expansion - Sam is part of this plan,” said Grant Cleveland, CEO of DuneCraft.

Wayne Carver Gifts Announces New Director of Sales

Marty Castro

Wayne Carver Gifts, a manufacturer and provider of laser engraved name programs, gifts and souvenirs, recently announced that it has hired Marty Castro as Director of Sales.

In his new role, Castro will oversee the expansion of Wayne Carver relationships with customers and a network of sales reps across the United States. He will also be instrumental in the development of new product concepts in the souvenir and gift markets.

Based in Oregon, Castro draws on 24 years of experience in the wholesale industry. Most recently, he was the president and owner of Purr-fection by MJC of Tualatin, Ore., a business providing plush stuffed animals to the tourism market. Castro handled major national accounts and expanded the line into six countries.

The company welcomes Marty and anticipates that he will be instrumental in developing new customer relationships and finding new markets for Wayne Carver Gifts

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