WARWICK PUBLISHING HIRES McDONALD MARKETING GROUP

Bill McDonald and Gary McMillan represent the company in the Southeast.

Bill McDonald

SAINT CHARLES, ILLINOIS (March 28, 2012) – Warwick Publishing Company has hired Bill McDonald and Gary McMillan of Athens, Georgia-based McDonald Marketing Group to represent the company in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

A 30-year industry veteran, McDonald founded McDonald Marketing Group in 1989. Previously, he was the vice president of sales for the mid-south division of Forrester-smith. He got his start in the industry as the Atlanta district sales manager for Brown & Bigelow, a position he held for five years.

McDonald has served on the board of directors for the Georgia Association of Promotional Products Professionals (GAPPP) and Sunbelt Promotional Products Association (SPPA) as well as for Specialty Advertising Manufacturers’ Representatives Association (SAMRA). A graduate of the University of Georgia, McDonald received his BBA degree in Marketing in 1977. Contact him at 706-254-1622 or billymac1@charter.net.

Gary McMillan

McMillan joined McDonald Marketing Group in 2001 after spending 30 years with the Energizer Battery Company as general manager customer service for North America. He received a B.A. in Business from University of Georgia. Reach him at 706-549-6075 or garymac1@bellsouth.net.

McDonald commented, “I have known and respected Warwick since first meeting the Paschal brothers way back in 1983, when I first started as a sales manager with Brown & Bigelow. They were a standard in the industry then, and they remain that today. I’m looking forward to finally working with my friend Phil Martin, whom I’ve known since the late ’80s, and I take great pride in representing such a well-respected company in the southeast.” 

About Warwick Publishing Company:

A fourth generation family business incorporated in St. Charles, Illinois since 1926, Warwick began as Chronicle Publishing Company and made its name printing newspapers such as the St. Charles Chronicle in the late 19th century. During the Roaring Twenties, the company added calendars to its roster of printed products. Sixty years later, the company name changed from Chronicle Publishing to Warwick Publishing after the newspaper side of the business was sold in order to focus on calendar manufacturing.

Throughout the years, Warwick has added a number of paper-based products to its lineup, which grew even more extensive with the acquisition of Winthrop-Atkins in 2009. Today, Warwick Publishing Company offers a complete line of desk calendars, self-adhesive calendars, wall calendars, presentation folders, document pouches, padfolios, photo frames, portrait folders, holiday greeting cards, everyday greeting cards and certificate holders for the promotional products industry. The company operates out of an 115,000 square-foot facility where 85 employees process more than 25,000 orders every year.

Warwick has received numerous accolades from its distributor customers throughout its storied history. Most recently, it has been named a Top 10 Supplier for Newton Manufacturing Company for 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Like the company on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/WarwickPublishing or visit http://www.warwickpublishing.com for more information. At Warwick, “We Make Paper Perform.”

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Media Contact:
Lisa Horn, CAS
214-674-8400
lisa_k_horn@hotmail.com

Company Contact:
Phil Martin, MAS
630-584-3871
philm@warwickpublishing.com