Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, announced today that it has hired collectibles industry veteran D.J. Kazmierczak as its Vice President of Sales. Kazmierczak will oversee the company’s U.S. sales operations and will report to Panini America CEO Mark Warsop.
Kazmierczak, a native of North Carolina, entered the sports collectibles industry in 1994 with Fleer Trading Cards, working on that company’s product development team. In 2002, Kazmierczak became that company’s Vice President of Hobby Sales. After leaving the industry for a few years to pursue his MBA from North Carolina’s Strayer University, Kazmierczak returned in 2005, joining Press Pass as Director of Retail Sales. From 2008-2011, Kazmierczak served as the company’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
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