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Safari Ltd® Names New CEO

Safari Ltd®, a family-owned manufacturer and worldwide distributor of museum-quality, educational toys, has announced that Alexandre Pariente has been promoted to the position of CEO.

After nearly 30 years of working at Safari Ltd.®, current CEO Ramona Pariente is retiring. Acting president and son of Ramona, Alexandre, is filling the position. Alexandre said he is proud to continue the family-owned tradition that his grandfather started in 1982.

“It is a proud day for the Pariente family as we are [overjoyed] to continue operating Safari Ltd® for another generation,” Ramona Pariente said.

LaserGifts Welcomes Walter Fitzhugh to Sales Team

Walter Fitzhugh

LaserGifts has announced that Walter Fitzhugh has joined the company to further develop LaserGifts presence with regional and national accounts as National Sales Manager. Fitzhugh will work in developing relationships with retailers within the souvenir industry as well as other retail channels. He brings with him a strong background in the souvenir industry.

“I’m excited to take on the new challenges with LaserGifts. I am fortunate to join a team that leads the market in innovation and quality product. The LaserGifts support team is top notch and I’m thrilled to be a part of the team,” Fitzhugh said.

Larry Sims Announces Retirement

Larry Sims

Larry Sims has been the face of Beachcombers to our customers in Southwest Florida for many years. Larry is known for his customer service, friendly disposition, hard work and dedication. His customers love him and he will be sorely missed by both his Beachcombers family and his customers.

Larry and his wife, Sandra, are looking forward to spending some well-deserved time together, traveling, gardening and relaxing. It is bittersweet for his Beachcombers family, including Harry, Leslie, Nancy, Betsy, the salesmen and employees. We are very excited for Larry but hate to see him go. We wish them wonderful adventures and fun in the future. Thank you, Larry for your service, friendship and work! You will be greatly missed!

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