Stampin' Up! Announces New Leader
January 16, 2001
Former college president to lead Stampin' Up!
Gerald Day assumes new post on February 1
SALT LAKE CITY (January 16, 2001)- Stampin' Up!® CEO and board chairperson Shelli Gardner announced today that Gerald (Jerry) Day, former president of Snow College, will assume the role of president and COO of Stampin' Up!, a $100 million direct sales company based in Utah that manufacturers and sells decorative rubber stamps, beginning February 1, 2001.
Day has served on the company's board of directors for nearly two years, enabling him to make an easy transition as he assumes the helm of the fast growing company. Day's leadership is widely admired and respected throughout the state in his capacity as president of Snow College for more than a decade, and dean of the college of management at Georgia Tech. He has also served on numerous state and civic boards and committees, including the state Business and Economic Development Board.
"I look forward to Jerry joining our company's leadership," says Shelli Gardner. "His extensive background in business and his connections in the Utah business community will provide Stampin' Up! with powerful management skills, enhancing our competitive edge in the direct sales industry."
Day is eager to undertake his responsibilities with the company. "Knowing Shelli and the company she built, I am honored and excited to be part of the Stampin' Up! family. I'm looking forward to building relationships with its employees and demonstrators."
Day, a Draper native and graduate of Jordan High School, earned his undergraduate degree in business management with minors in Spanish, finance and economics at Brigham Young University. He then went on to earn his master's degree in business administration from the University of Illinois followed by a doctorate degree in business administration from Indiana University.
In 1971, Day began his teaching career at Georgia Tech as an assistant professor of organizational behavior in the college of management. From 1976 to 1979, he served as the associate dean of the college of management, and in 1985 he was named dean of the college. After nearly 19 years at Georgia Tech, Day moved back to his home state and accepted the position of president of Snow College in 1989, serving for 11 years before stepping down this month.
As president and COO of Stampin' Up!, Day will execute all company strategies and report directly to the CEO. Day will oversee four company divisions including finance/administration, marketing, operations, and sales. He will manage three facilities including the company headquarters in Sandy, a manufacturing facility in Kanab, and the order fulfillment and distribution center in Salt Lake City. Day will also continue to serve on the Stampin' Up! board of directors.