New York, NY, December 21, 2009 — With more than 20 years of experience in multiple industries, Information Technology veteran Joe Marotta has been named to the newly created post of Chief Information Officer of Michael C. Fina, the company announced today. Joe was previously Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President for Fortunoff and Lord &Taylor.

Reporting to the Fina family, Joe will oversee all application development, including programming of the company’s proprietary database and all customer-facing technology. He will also be responsible for the company’s robust I.T. infrastructure, which was recently upgraded to enable the creation of more efficient, cost-effective, secure and environmentally friendly employee recognition programs and solutions.

“As we grow, there’s a need for greater corporate structure in our organization, and creation of a CIO position ensures we can continuously advance the technological elements of our employee recognition solutions,” said Michael A. Fina, Executive Vice President of Technology and Innovation. “Joe’s experience — spanning the retail, manufacturing, healthcare and finance industries — make him particularly well-suited to deliver the most innovative applications and programs available for our diverse customer base. His technical expertise and ability, teamed with his leadership skills and creativity, are a perfect complement to our team and our business. We’re excited to have him on board.”

In addition to his work with Fortunoff and Lord and Taylor, Joe previously led enterprise-wide I.T. organizations for companies such as Coach, Nine West Group and Lenox. He also served as Manager of Supply Chain Systems for Henry Schein, a leader in healthcare products distribution, and was a Senior Technical Specialist at Tambrands, a Fortune 500 manufacturing company. Joe began his career as an Application Developer for Wall Street brokerage firm Arhnhold & S. Bleichroeder.

Joe attended graduate school at Hofstra University and the University of Connecticut, where he studied Business Administration, and holds Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, summa cum laude, from St. John’s University. He resides in Chestnut Ridge, NY, with his wife, and is the proud father of two daughters.

About Michael C. Fina
Michael C. Fina provides innovative solutions to improve the effectiveness of an organization’s employee recognition strategy. Through their proven One Source Total Recognition® approach, Michael C. Fina delivers cohesive celebration strategies that align with the business objectives and core values of an organization.

Headquartered in New York since 1935, Michael C. Fina is a family-owned and operated business whose recognition solutions and expertise are relied upon by many Fortune 500 companies. With both domestic and international capabilities, Michael C. Fina is able to provide consistent, efficient, and appropriate employee recognition programs worldwide. For more information about Michael C. Fina employee recognition programs call (800) 999-3462, email salesinfo(at)mcfina.com or visit www.mcfrecognition.com.

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