David Clifton, Chief Marketing Officer, at alphabroder a QCA Founding and Accredited Supplier has assumed the leadership role of QCA’s Board of Directors.


CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (January 15, 2018) – The Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) announced that David Clifton has been appointed to serve as board president, succeeding Larry Whitney of Polyconcept. Mr. Whitney will remain on the board and continue to serve on the organization’s compliance committee.


“On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Larry for his dedication to the organization as board president for the last two years,” said Tim Brown, MAS, executive director – operations of QCA. “He deserves recognition for what he has accomplished in the role, and we are pleased that David has agreed to take on this additional responsibility of leading the organization forward as we embark on new campaigns to increase end-buyer brand safety awareness,” continued Brown.


Clifton has served on the QCA Board since 2013, previously serving on QCA’s Distributor Advocacy Council (DAC) committee and currently serving on the marketing committee.


In 2017, QCA shifted its marketing focus towards creating brand safety awareness among end-buyers of promotional products. Clifton’s marketing background will help position QCA for increased visibility and acceptance both inside and outside of the industry.


Clifton commented, “I am honored to have been elected to serve as President of the QCA Board of Directors. QCA’s focus on driving brand safety through responsible sourcing is central to the sustained growth and expansion of our industry.”


QCA honored Mr. Whitney with their President’s Award.


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About QCA:

Quality Certification Alliance is an independent, accreditation organization whose mission is to elevate the standards by which industry firms that import and/or manufacture promotional products provide consistently safe, high-quality, socially compliant and environmentally conscientious merchandise. QCA Accreditation is granted to companies who complete an independent third-party audit and comply with stringent standards, which are based upon a combination of state and national laws, international standards and industry-accepted best practices that are recognized for their strength and effectiveness by QCA Accredited companies, the promotional products industry and end-user clients.


Tim Brown, MAS is QCA’s executive director – operations. D E (Denise) Fenton serves as executive director – compliance.


For more information about QCA Accreditation and to inquire about the process and benefits received, e-mail tbrown@qcalliance.org.


For more information about the Quality Certification Alliance, visit http://www.qcalliance.org/.


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