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Congratulations to John Polillo, Tina White, and Sean O’Neill of Blick Art Materials

John Polillo, the longstanding EVP of Operations at Blick Art Materials is moving towards retirement and will be stepping into a reduced role as Vice President of Special Projects at Blick Art Materials as of March 31, 2022. John served Blick for 44 years!

From his team: “John was instrumental in our many systems projects, acquisitions, and distribution center enhancements over the course of his tenure.” Many of us in the industry know John for his work ethic and drive for doing things “the right way.” Congratulations on your next steps, John!

Stepping into a new role at Blick is Sean O’Neill, Sr. VP of Operations. Sean comes to the industry from True Value, and before that the publishing world! From his team: “Sean’s experience, aptitude and management capabilities, make him an excellent fit for Blick. He is a great cultural fit and has a team-oriented approach” The Art Supply industry welcomes you, Sean!

And last, but certainly not least, congratulations to Tina White, Director of Purchasing who is retiring from Blick Art Materials after 36 years. Pamela McMillen from Blick says “There are very few departments that Tina has not worked with or provided leadership to, building her career by contributing to not just her own team but many others.”  We admire those who can wear so many hats, and wish you the best in your retirement, Tina!

Congratulations to John, Sean, and Tina in your new adventures.

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