Elise Hacking Carr is editor-in-chief/content director for Print+Promo magazine.

Safeguard, Dallas, has completed its acquisition of the assets of MHC Associates Inc. (d/b/a Team MHC), based in Burnsville, Minn. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

R. Scott Sutton, CFE, is a big player in the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and franchising markets. As the director and vice president of Dallas-based Safeguard Acquisitions Inc., Sutton directed what has been referred to as the "most aggressive and successful acquisition and conversion strategies" in company history.

It's hard to disassociate 1960s advertising from AMC's hit series "Mad Men." But long before Don Draper hit the scene, Darrin Stephens and the cast of "Bewitched" worked their magic on television viewers across the country. For Douglas Ritter, president of Dallas-based marketing solutions firm USFI, the show was more than just a source of casual entertainment—it was the spark that ignited his professional future.

DataSource Inc., Kansas City, has announced the launch of MarketNow, a comprehensive integrated marketing services solution. The company, which is now celebrating its 25th year, has also unveiled its new corporate identity with the promise to "Power Your Brand," reflecting enhanced services and recent organizational growth.

Paul Bellantone, CAE, has a lot to keep him busy. As president and chief executive officer of the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), the promotional product industry's not-for-profit association consisting of more than 10,600 member companies, he is responsible for successfully executing the vision of the PPAI board of directors, along with advocating for the industry.

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