Signage Foundation Adds to Board of Trustees


Anne DePalma, lab manager of 3M’s Commercial Solutions Division, has joined the Signage Foundation Board of Trustees. DePalma is based in St. Paul, Minn.

As lab manager, DePalma oversees product development and product support for Illuminated Signage, Specialty Film and Architectural Finishes products. Before assuming her current 3M position in 2008, she was a mechanical engineer on a variety of 3M projects. She earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Colorado State University. DePalma holds accreditations as a Project Management Professional and a registered Professional Mechanical Engineer. She served as a Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) black belt.

Her volunteer experience includes serving on SFI’s Research Committee and on the International Sign Association’s Energy Subcommittee.

“We are excited to have Anne join the Signage Foundation board,” said Duane Laska, SFI chair. “Her previous work on the SFI Research Committee has shown her to be knowledgeable about the industry and the issues sign and graphics professionals face. We look forward to adding her unique insights to the Board of Trustees.”