Al Bloom California Exotic Novelties

By on October 28, 2014

Industry legend, pioneer, and advocate Al Bloom is retiring from California Exotic Novelties after eleven years.

Susan Colvin and the California Exotic Novelties’ team, along with many others in the industry, wish him warm congratulations.
Susan Colvin, President and CEO of California Exotic Novelties, says, “It has been an honor and privilege to work with Al over the years. His charm, dedication, and wit will be missed around the office. We wish Al all the best in his retirement; however we refuse to say goodbye! We know Al will come back to visit often and we greatly appreciate that he’ll continue to consult for the company.”
Al Bloom is a graduate of Kent State University and has a BBA in marketing. During his early career from 1970 to 1976, he was the general manager for Capitol News Agency. From 1976 to 1978 he was the general manager of Sovereign News Company—now known as Transworld News, Inc. In 1979 he became the president, and then later the owner, of Caballero Home Video, which was once the largest film producer in the adult film industry. He was also the vice president and co-owner of Vidco Entertainment, also an adult film producer, from 1987 to 1993.
In 1993 Bloom transitioned to the novelty side of the industry as the marketing manager at Doc Johnson Enterprises. He worked there until 1998 when he became a partner at M&M Sales, which was a major novelty distribution company until 2003.
Bloom took the role of marketing director of California Exotic Novelties in 2003. In 2012 he was promoted to senior director of business affairs.
In 2009 Bloom was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame. 2011 saw him honored with the degree of Honoris Causa Doctor of Arts from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. In 2012 Al received the XBIZ Executive Leadership Award for the Novelty Industry.

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