The Newton, Iowa-based Vernon Co., a full-service graphics and promotional products company founded in 1902, announces the hiring of Jack Miller as its new Western regional sales manager and Pat Patton as its Eastern regional sales manager.
While integrated into the sales management team, both Miller and Patton work with Vernon’s top account executives and help lead the company’s recruitment and corporate acquisition efforts.
Miller takes on the role previously held by Stephanie Vernon-Critchfield, as she has transitioned into the position of national sales manager. Prior to joining Vernon, Miller served in sales and recruiting roles outside of the promo industry. He resides in Colorado.
Patton assumes the role formerly held by Dale Worden for 18 years. Worden officially retired from Vernon in the fall. Based in Pennsylvania, Patton has years of sales experience in higher education and other industries.
“It’s reassuring to see younger sales managers entering our industry and bringing their knowledge and enthusiasm with them,” says Dustin Wicks, director of business development for Vernon. “These guys bring a fresh perspective and energy to our company, which has been in our industry for a very long time. We’re really excited to have both Jack and Pat on our team.”