Pentel of America Announces the Retirement of Director of Sales, Tim Fallihee and Names Mike Cappadocia Successor

TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Pentel of America (www.pentel.com) announces that Tim Fallihee, Director of Sales, is retiring from the company after a 30-year career. The company has named Mike Cappadocia, the current Director of Sales as Fallihee's successor.

Fallihee, who first began working for Pentel of America in 1978, has held various leadership sales positions throughout the years. As a credit to his performance and professionalism, Fallihee was named the 2008 Leader of the Year by the Office Products Wholesalers Association.

"I want to thank Tim for his outstanding contribution to Pentel of America for the last 30 years," said Marty Furman, Chief Operating Officer of Pentel of America. "Tim has earned the respect of the entire office products industry. His professionalism, character and loyalty will definitely be missed. We wish him, and his family, the very best."

Effective January 1, 2009, Pentel of America names Mike Cappadocia the new Director of Sales. "We have been grooming Mike for this position for some time," Furman states. "Mike and Tim have worked closely for the last year ensuring a smooth, seamless transition."

Prior to joining Pentel of America in 2007, Cappadocia served as the Regional Vice President of Sales for Norwood Promotional Products. In addition, he held numerous management positions during a seventeen-year career with the Avery Dennison Corporation. "Mike is extremely well rounded," Furman continues. "With the combination of his industry expertise, management style and customer focus I am confident Mike will lead our sales team to continued success."

"Pentel of America is a leading company in the industry," said Mike Cappadocia. "It is a pleasure to work with a brand that delivers high performance, environmentally friendly products." In his new position, Cappadocia will serve as the Pentel of America Director of Sales. He will report directly to Marty Furman.

ABOUT PENTEL

All Pentel products are backed by warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. Known for quality and innovation, Pentel is a world leader in the manufacturing and selling of writing instruments and art materials. With offices throughout the world, the Pentel of America headquarters is located in Torrance, California. For more information about Pentel of America, Ltd., and Pentel products, visit the Web site at www.pentel.com.

SOURCE Pentel of America



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