Our Team

As a Brymark customer you are supported by a team of seasoned marketing, sales and operational professionals with a total of over 175+ years of practical, on-the-job experience. Extremely knowledgeable, with a lengthy list of industry expertise points, the Brymark team provides product knowledge, creative solutions, specialty sourcing, domestic and international logistics, manufacturing ins and outs, specialty rush services and more each and every day!

We have worked with a huge cross-section of clients; representing all areas of business type and size. We have supplied full creative concepts all the way down to a simple and competitive quote on something very specifically identified. We can get you the support and information you need quickly and efficiently. Catch up with some of our experts below and get a first-hand look into the DNA that drives Brymark higher and farther.

Brad Armeland

Managing Director (Brymark Toronto)

I’m Brad Armeland and could not be more excited to be heading up Brymark Promotions Toronto.

As a lifelong creative out-of-the-box thinker, I truly found my home in the Promotional Product Industry 16 years ago, finding the fast-paced, creative environment fits my personality like a glove. Using my deep knowledge of the industry, coupled with a passion for five star service, I ensure my clients are taken care of to the max.

Fun Facts:

During my studies at Western University, I discovered a love for public speaking which serves me well to this day, as does the work ethic developed at a young age through working in the family business since the age of ten.

He loves:

In my down time I enjoy off-roading, fast cars, boating and, of course, my beautiful family.


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Gord Berezin

Senior Promotional Specialist

Hi, I’m Gord “The Bear” Berezin! I’ve been with Brymark for 15 years!

I was one of the “Originals” to open The Lone Star Café (currently The Lone Star Texas Grill) which was the busiest restaurant seat per sales in North America. We brought a unique quality product (Fajitas) and great service all wrapped up in a fun, upbeat atmosphere.

At Brymark I’ll bring to you quality products to promote your business, great service and together we will have fun doing it!

Fun Facts:

Gord won a National Championship with The Ottawa Sooners Football Club, had a tryout opportunity with The Dallas Cowboys (NFL), and attended Montreal Alouettes training camp (CFL).

He loves:

Football, working out and being a BBQ Grill Expert (cooks 300 times a year on one of his 4 Weber Grills).

Jen Plourde 

Senior Sales Coordinator

Hi I’m Jen! 

I am the newest member of the Brymark family. Born and raised in rural Nova Scotia, I bring the stereotypical Maritimer friendliness, warmth and maybe a little bluntness to the table.  If I had a marketing slogan, it would be, “So out of the box, she’s a circle,” and I love to use that creativity to find the perfect promo solution for our client’s needs.   

Fun Facts:

I am a trained singer, and I will take on any karaoke challenge. 

She loves:

Animal rescue, reading, singing and cross stitch

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Annette Casselman

BASI, Director of Business Development & Community Relations

National and International Award-Winning Promotional Product Advisor with a demonstrated history of exceptional event planning, incredible client satisfaction, and attention to detail. Whether your event is in person, or virtual, Annette will ensure it is a hit!

Favorite promotional products:

Carefully and thoughtfully selected to leave a lasting impression, provide measurable results, and generate WOW excitement for recipients

Fun Facts:

SUPER POWERS include: Tagline, Props, Theme, and Slogan Creation
Black Belt in: Gift Wrapping, Registration Bag Assembly, Logistics, Special Packaging, and Folding Wearables.

She loves:

Event Ring Mastery, Volunteering, Public Speaking, and Designing the perfect campaign to solve her clients’ challenges. (…as well as having all the coolest gadgets on the golf course!)

Adam Scott

Senior Account Manager

Email me a quote request and reference PROMO CODE #ADAMPROMO to receive a free no obligation gift (SWAG item) from me!

About Adam:

Hey! I’m Adam and I have been at Brymark for 8 years. I am one of our top performing account managers year-after-year because of my incredibly fast and reliable customer service. I proudly service companies in Ottawa ranging from 5-10 to 10,000+ employees. I also deliver to customers across Canada and the US.

My goal is to make your life extremely easy by providing you with on-trend product ideas, free samples, and free virtual mock-ups. I like to say, “Consider me as a branch of your marketing department!

Fun facts:
I was born in Scotland. I played NCAA I Soccer in New York. After college, I was fortunate enough to backpack Europe for 5 months spending only $5k including flights (we ate a lot of baguette)! Oh and I can’t forget that I have an awesome Airedale Terrier named Tommy (see pic). Cute right?

He’s awesome at:

Kitting services, split shipping, custom gift baskets, classic SWAG orders for events or general use, and providing customers with hip and on-trend item ideas that are popular today. And not to mention, I LOVE ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS such as 1% for the planet and items made of recycled water bottles or organic materials that put your brand in the right light.

Contact me today to get started on your next campaign or event. I will take care of you from start to finish!



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Julie Deschenes

Inside Sales Assistant

Hi, I’m Julie.

I am one of the newer members of the Brymark family.

Born and raised in the outskirts of Ottawa, I’ve always been a country girl at heart. I started off working a couple of retail jobs before settling in the office furniture industry, processing orders and assisting the sales team for over 12 years. I was then introduced into the world of promo in 2018.

Fun Facts:

I have an Alice in Wonderland collection that currently consists of about 35 items.

She loves:

Playing games with my nephews and nieces, challenging my sisters to trivia games, taking photos and creating photo gifts, and listening to my favorite rock music.

Pamela Holmes

Senior Promotion & Communication Consultant

I have 17 years of promotional expertise with a background in design and print.

Responsive, knowledgeable, and creative, I will guide your next project to deliver on time, as requested and within budget.

Contact me to set in motion your next promo or marketing print project. Let’s get started.





Justin Gencher

Sales Coordinator

Hi, I’m Justin Gencher.

I studied radio broadcasting in college and had an internship with one of Toronto’s top radio stations, which provided me with skills to understand how a company wants to promote their brand in today’s world.

He loves:

When I am off work, you can find me skateboarding, playing guitar, or watching movies…LOUD!

Sandeep Mehta

Senior Promotional Specialist

Hi There! I’m Sandy, self proclaimed promo specialist at Brymark Promotions.

Brymark has been my home for 8+ years, and before that I spent 20+ years in our family business of commercial printing. I will always work hard connecting my clients with the products that will fit their individual and unique requirements. Purchasing promotional items for your company is a big decision, and I am available 24/7 to work with you, to ensure we find the right fit at the right price.

He loves:

In the summer you will find me on the golf course, and in the winter, you will find me counting down the days until the frost melts off the greens.





Kensel Tracy

Senior Promotional Specialist & Marketing Catalyst

Hi there, I’m Kensel Tracy and I am the Marketing Catalyst at Brymark.

I love working with clients and creating new programs and creative ways to use promotional products for online marketing, trade shows, special events, marketing programs, staff incentives and incentives to purchase. Need an idea or want to develop a strategy for engaging customers? I’m the guy.

Fun Facts:

Kensel was born in Toronto, has a post graduate degree in business and marketing from Leicester University and owned and operated his own advertising agency and marketing company. He also plays keyboards for a couple of local rock bands.

He loves:

Hockey, golf, music, gardening, and cooking.

Janice Gencher

Promotional and Social Media Specialist

Fun Facts:

Born in Montreal. Raised in Ottawa. I can speak 4 languages.

She loves:

To find the latest promo trends, travel, eat mocha cake, acting, fashion and music.