Rich Carollo is the Vice President of the Lion/Circle Corporation, a U.S. based manufacturer known for high quality and customer service. Rich has helped with the transition of Lion/Circle from a matchbook manufacturer to one of the promotional product industry’s leading paper based suppliers. Lion/Circle has been recognized by ASI numerous times for Hand Fan supplier of the year and in 2014 was named Family Supplier of the Year. Rich was also named as a member of the 2012 ASI Hot List.
Rich is very passionate about the industry and believes being second generation he can provide insight on how promotional products fit in and help guide the relationship between supplier and distributor.
Fave promo product: The matchbook for being one of the pioneer products in this industry
Fave musician: Dave Grohl
Year started in promo industry: 1995
Profession before promo industry: Market Research Programmer
First promo ever sold: Dorm Floor T-Shirts
Where do you live: Chicago
Fave place to vacation: Turks & Caicos
Hobbies: Boating and distance running
Fave alternate word for promo: SWAG - but as the acronym "Stolen Without A Gun"
Fave quote: Often imitated. Never duplicated.
Most Overused word: Phrase - Duly noted.