Ten year Castelli veteran Susan Seymour returns after spending five years at Microsoft.

SPARKS, NEVADA (March 23, 2011) – Castelli North America has hired Susan Seymour as executive vice president of operations where she is responsible for all North American operational deliveries from the Sparks, Nevada facility. She returns to Castelli after spending five years at Microsoft as finance manager for worldwide credit services, where she oversaw budgets, financial reporting, and controls and compliance.

During her previous tenure at Castelli, Seymour spent 10 years as vice president of finance. She is a graduate of Morrison University, where she earned a B.S. in Accounting and an MBA in Business Administration. She can be reached at or 888-645-2628.

“Susan’s return to Castelli is a tremendous advantage for us,” said Missy Kilpatrick, CAS, Castelli North America executive vice president. “Because she understands our system and how to utilize its full potential, she will bring further stability to the company’s structure, policies and procedures. And the technical knowledge she gained at Microsoft will help us streamline our operations even more.”

Seymour commented, “Our shareholders have developed a strategy to grow the Castelli brand and expand our markets, and the commitment to this strategy shows by the investments being made in both our people as well as our infrastructure that will enable the growth. My previous experience with Castelli combined with the skills I gained during my tenure at Microsoft puts me in a unique position to execute the operational aspects of the strategy. I am honored to be entrusted with the task and am thrilled to be back working with such a great group of people again.”

About Castelli North America, Inc.:

For more than 16 years, Castelli North America, Inc. has been manufacturing sophisticated and stylish appointment books, planners, journals, notebooks, padfolios and related accessories for the North American promotional products and retail marketplaces. Its 40,000 square-foot Sparks, Nevada-based facility houses sales and sales service, warehousing, distribution, customization and fulfillment.

Castelli North America, Inc. is a privately held corporation and division of Bergamo, Italy-based Lediberg S.p.A., which was founded in 1965 by Lindo and Maria Castelli. Today, the Lediberg Group’s subsidiaries produce more than 100 million diaries per year worldwide.

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