New Appointments: April 2012-II

3A Composites USA’s administrative headquarters have moved to 3480 Taylorsville Highway, Statesville, North Carolina. The headquarters house the following business areas: sales, marketing and research, product management, computer information, human resources, finance, strategy, purchasing, and plant operations management, as well as upper management.

AccuBraille announces the appointment of Kirsten Smith to product specialist. Smith will work with AccuBraille’s existing clients to help them better understand how the product can be used and to explain all the various applications. She will also spread the word about AccuBraille to general contractors, designers, architects, facility managers, etc. Smith has previously worked for fabricators in the sign industry as account and project manager.

Atlona has appointed Robert Colaizzi as the company’s chief financial officer. Colaizzi brings over 20 years of experience of building world-class accounting, finance, and operational teams to his position. Atlona has also hired Ruddy Soehartono as director of technical and customer support. Soehartono brings over 20 years of hands-on experience in service and support with organizations of all sizes to his new role.

Global Imaging has appointed Pam Bernardini as chief financial officer. Bernardini will be in charge of all strategic financial planning and system controls and standards, and she will also oversee all accounting, budgetary, purchasing, tax, and audit activities of the company and its brands. She will also serve as treasurer of Global Garage. She joined the company in May 2000 as controller. Global Imaging has also appointed Timberli Graham as purchasing manager. Graham will be responsible for all purchasing, negotiation, forecasting, and inventory management as well as vendor relationships and strategic sourcing and procurement activities. She joined the company in February.

GMG Latin America has appointed Enrique Amigo to regional sales representative. Amigo, based in Bogota, Colombia, will support distribution channels. He has over 20 years of experience as a color management consultant, and he most recently worked as Latin America Director for GMG Consulting. GMG also promoted Paulo Monteiro to business director, GMG Latin America. Monteiro will maintain GMG’s growing Latin American presence as business director and will continue to build and manage distribution channels for GMG color management solutions throughout Central and South America. He has been with GMG for six years.

MaxLite has appointed John Fredian to vice president of sales, national accounts. Fredian will promote the MaxLite product line to national operators of multiple location retailers, hotels, restaurants, building management companies, and other chains. He will also oversee MaxLite’s new roadway lighting line. Most recently, Fredian served as vice president of sales, North America for LED Engin, Inc.

Poblocki announces the retirement of Jerry Poblocki, president of the board of directors. Poblocki’s father, Ben Poblocki, founded the company in 1945. Jerry has dedicated 67 years to the company, and he has worked at every position. In 1981, Jerry became the sole owner of the company. In 1999, he sold the company to the present owner, Dave Drury, who will take over as president of the board of directors.

Signs By Tomorrow announces the opening of a new location in Addison, Texas, which is owned by Kevin and Cheryl Engle. The new franchise is at 15902 Midway Road, and it features state-of-the-art equipment with a sustainable focus. Prior to opening the sign shop, the Engles both worked at the non-profit organization Stewards Foundation. A grand opening event for the new location is planned for June 7.


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