Rich Carollo

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.