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Broder Bros., Co. Names Dan Pantano President

TREVOSE, Pa., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Broder Bros., Co., the nation's largest distributor of imprintable apparel, announced today that Dan Pantano has joined the company as its President, a newly created position.

Most recently, Mr. Pantano was President of Fisher Scientific.  Prior to joining Fisher in 2009 Dan served in senior executive positions with McKesson Corporation for 12 years, most recently as President of its Pharmacy Systems and Automation Group.  He began his career with Baxter Healthcare where he served for 11 years after graduating from Ohio State University.

Norman Hullinger, CEO of Broder Bros., said, "Our ability to attract world-class talent like Dan reflects the momentum we are building in our business.  Dan's unique set of capabilities and perspective along with his reputation for proven success within larger distribution businesses will help accelerate our continued evolution as the industry leader.  Dan will be responsible for significant portions of our commercial and operational activities and will drive our enhanced customer service and market value propositions."

"I am excited to join Broder at this time.  With new sponsorship, leadership and a focused team that are all aligned, I am confident we can extend our lead through enhanced customer and market driven strategies that I have successfully executed in similar distribution businesses before.  Broder has great people and I look forward to working with them all," said Mr. Pantano.

About Broder Bros., Co.
Founded in 1919, Broder Bros., Co. is the nation's largest distributor of trade, private label and retail apparel brands and merchandise to the imprinting, embroidery and promotional product industries. Broder offers more than 40 brands including a broad selection trade brands from Gildan, Hanes, Fruit of the Loom, and Bella + Canvas to an extensive assortment of retail brands including Adidas Golf, Ashworth, Champion, Russell Athletic, alternative and Dickies.  Broder also offers industry-leading private label brands including Devon & Jones, Chestnut Hill, and Harriton.

SOURCE Broder Bros., Co.

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