The Uniformer
The Uniformer - A talk with James Bottoms of Logistik Unicorp

The Uniformer - A talk with James Bottoms of Logistik Unicorp

August 5, 2022

James Bottoms is the EVP of Strategy & International Business Development for Logistic Unicorp Inc. He is a comprehensive, fast-paced business leader with diverse global experience. A veteran executive at multiple uniform companies he offers his perspective on how to build successful organizations, manage uniform programs, and create value for stakeholders.

 

More info at: https://www.logistikunicorp.com/en/

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The Uniformer - A talk with Lara Mazzoni of Bodi.me

The Uniformer - A talk with Lara Mazzoni of Bodi.me

March 9, 2022

Lara Mazzoni is the CEO of Bodi.me, a fashion fit technology company that is helping solve the uniform industry's size matching dilemma. Lara has extensive experience in advising brands on uniform design, sizing challenges, and technology solutions. We discuss the balance required between uniform styles and helping an employee find the right fit when ordering.

For more info visit: https://bodi.me

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The Uniformer - A talk with Brigid Rumpf of Broome Uniform Accessories

The Uniformer - A talk with Brigid Rumpf of Broome Uniform Accessories

February 8, 2022

Brigid Rumpf is the Creative Director of Broome Uniform Accessories. She is a veteran designer of uniform accessories and neckwear. There is a significant amount of detail to be considered when it comes to making accessory components for top uniform programs, and Rumpf is a recognized expert. Her work philosophy and operations flow are inspiring lessons to us all.

More info about Broome Uniform Accessories at broomeaccessories.com/

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The Uniformer - A talk with Harvey Klein

The Uniformer - A talk with Harvey Klein

January 5, 2022

Harvey Klein is currently an executive and advisor to a number of companies serving the uniform and image apparel industries. He works with HUB1916 on clothing made from 100% recycled plastic, with BodiData on sizing technology solutions, and others. Harvey was the President and co-owner of Red The Uniform Tailor (RTUT) for 40 years. RTUT had thousands of uniform customers in the public safety, hospitality, and casino markets. His family background as tailors, a bespoke design approach, and his conscious effort to keep his team smiling from a job well done has proven a winning strategy for this veteran industry leader.

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The Uniformer - A talk with Tom McCauley of Kentucky Uniforms

The Uniformer - A talk with Tom McCauley of Kentucky Uniforms

December 6, 2021

Tom McCauley is the President of Kentucky Uniforms. For over four decades he has focused on how best to service his uniform customers to the very best standards possible. We discuss the secrets to running a long-standing retail operation, outlasting the competition, and staying true to the mission of good service. Tom offers a matter-of-fact, common-sense approach to owning a uniform company.

More info about Kentucky Uniform at kyuniforms.com

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The Uniformer - A talk with Mukesh Vijaywargi of Klopman International

The Uniformer - A talk with Mukesh Vijaywargi of Klopman International

November 5, 2021

Mukesh Vijaywargi is the Area Director
for Klopman International Branch Middle East. He is passionate about uniforms. For decades he has focused on how textiles affect the lives of workers first, how companies can get more from their uniform spend, and only then does he sell products as a result of the conversation. We discuss the emerging uniform markets in the Middle East and India, the differences in how uniforms are consumed in Europe and North America compared to the geographic areas he represents. Valuable lessons for any size uniform company, selling in one country or twenty.

More info about Klopman International at klopman.com

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The Uniformer - A talk with Mike Marmor of Hero‘s Pride

The Uniformer - A talk with Mike Marmor of Hero‘s Pride

October 7, 2021

Mike Marmor is the President and co-owner of Hero's Pride. Mike and his business partner Dave Steinman have known each other since they were 14 years old and have been working together on the company for 30 years. Mike brings an authentic, do-the-right-thing philosophy to his management style. The company has grown from start-up to manufacturing, warehousing, and distributing over 10,000 SKUs across a range of duty gear, patches, badges, insignia, and more.

More info about Hero's Pride at herospride.com

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The Uniformer - A talk with Benny Belcher of LION

The Uniformer - A talk with Benny Belcher of LION

September 8, 2021

Benny Belcher is VP of Stationwear at LION. He is a true pioneer in the apparel, workwear, and uniform sourcing business. Playing key roles at Fruit of the Loom, Carhartt, Galls, and now LION, Benny has seen much of the past 30 years of evolution in uniform sourcing and merchandising. We talk about LION's stationwear plans, about industry trends, the challenges of global sourcing, and the challenges facing us in the near term.

More info about LION at lionprotects.com

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The Uniformer - A talk with Ed Gribbin of Gribbin Strategic LLC and 3DLOOK

The Uniformer - A talk with Ed Gribbin of Gribbin Strategic LLC and 3DLOOK

August 10, 2021

Ed Gribbin is Executive Advisor at 3DLOOK, Winds Group and CEO at Gribbin Strategic LLC. He has roots in the uniform industry spending a dozen years at Angelica Corporation. He then on to become a pioneer in the sizing technology and research space, assisting major brands worldwide. He runs a strategic advisory practice focused on growth strategy, business development, branding, marketing, product development and supply chain innovation.  He currently serves as President of AAPN, Vice-Chairman of SPESA, Executive Committee of the International Apparel Federation and on the Board and Trade Policy Committee of the American Apparel and Footwear Association.

More info about the companies at: gribbinstrategic.com and 3dlook.me

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The Uniformer - A talk with Leslie Watt McArdle of Aramark

The Uniformer - A talk with Leslie Watt McArdle of Aramark

July 20, 2021

Leslie Watt McArdle is a Sr. Merchandise Manager at Aramark, working in the Merchandising/Design Department for Uniform Services. Aramark employs over 14,000 people. They work with over 300,000 companies, and say that no two are exactly alike. Leslie talks with The Uniformer about a job that is equal parts producer, uniform program developer, garment specification technologist and much more. She is a passionate leader and uniform aficionado. Listen as we discuss the importance of having empathy for customers, coordinating uniform programs and the variety of work available at Aramark. 

More info about the company at: aramarkuniform.com

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