Merritt Joins Berni

Berni Marketing & Design, Greenwich, Conn., has hired Charles Merritt as vice president, a new role in which he will develop strategies for clients and identify underperforming assets. He was most recently corporate director of Herbst LaZar Bell and has served as vp of Group 4 and president/CEO of Strategic Design Corp. Berni specializes in graphics and packaging and has worked for Borden, Castrol, Dr Pepper, General Electric and Hasbro, among other clients.