Christian Brands, Inc. Announces Promotion of Monte Mertens to Vice President of Operations

Jun 15, 2010, 16:48 ET from Christian Brands, Inc.

PHOENIX, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christian Brands, Inc., a leading provider of church supplies and Christian gifts, today announced the promotion of Monte Mertens to Vice President of Operations. Mertens joined Christian Brands in 2004 as Director of Operations, where he has been responsible for the design, deployment, and operation of all facilities within the company's national distribution network and manufacturing facilities in Lewisburg, TN. In addition, he has managed the 25 seat call center, the Trinity Logistics division and the manufacturing facilities of Will & Baumer Candle Company also centered in Lewisburg. In his new role, Monte Mertens will have continued responsibility for the company's complete logistics network and will also manage marketing and information technology.  

"Monte has been a critical component of our company's success as he has transitioned our distribution facility and manufacturing facilities to Lewisburg, TN. Monte recognized our opportunity in Tennessee and successfully executed the plan to build and move our operations to one of the most business friendly states in our country," said Paul DiGiovanni, President. "His dedication to Christian Brands is unwavering, and the owners can think of no better way to recognize his contributions than through the announcement of his promotion to Vice President of Operations."

Prior to joining Christian Brands, Mr. Mertens spent nine years at School Specialty Company of Greeneville, Wisconsin where he was responsible for managing all transportation and outsourced logistics functions in their Mansfield, OH facility. 

About Christian Brands

Christian Brands is a sixty-two year old company that was founded in Phoenix, Arizona by Ignatius and Antoinette DiGiovanni in 1948. Christian Brands is a family owned holding company that distributes church supplies and Christian gifts under an assortment of recognized brands in this country and around the world. Corporate offices are located in Phoenix, Arizona with a distribution/manufacturing campus in Lewisburg, TN. In this new age of retailing, Christian Brands prides itself in delivering unrivaled service to its loyal customer base of religious institutions, Christian retailers and secular gift shops.

SOURCE Christian Brands, Inc.