New Appointments: July 2012-II

Arlon announces the promotion of Chad Russell to director of Business Development. Russell will be responsible for Arlon’s product management team, new product commercialization, product strategy, and pricing for all graphics product lines. He has worked in Arlon’s sales organization for eight years and most recently served as national account manager for the US market.

Atlona has formed a distribution partnership with Texas-based WAVE Electronics. Under the agreement, WAVE Electronics will distribute and provide dealer training for Atlona's entire line of digital connectivity solutions throughout the US.


Avery Dennison announces that 15 graphic installers have passed the Avery Dennison Car Wrap Certification exams given in Canada and the US this year. The certification is a two-part test that includes a written exam and hands-on vehicle wrap installation demonstration.

The following received certification: Lee Keiper & Matt Tanner (Color Zone); Doug Templer (Sun Scape Window Tinting); William Wong (Wraps in Motion); Peter Cizmar; Razvan Duta; Pierre Goyette (SpeedPro Vernon); Tyson Muller (Underwraps); Dan Nisely (FASTSIGNS Coquitlam); Brittany Mercedes Blasis (Harvey Neon & Digital Imaging); Alex Malykhin (The Silver Sign Media); Alex Severin (Toronto Sign Services); Benjamin Nussbaum (Metropolitan Detail).



GMG Americas has appointed Bart Fret to director of Sales, Large Format. He will introduce GMG color software, most specifically GMG ProductionSuite, to companies that produce signs and displays throughout North and South America. Fret has over twelve years of experience in the graphic arts industry and previously worked for BMGI bvba, PerfectProof Europe NV, and Online Grafics NV.

Indigo Signworks has promoted Robert Smesrud to general manager. Smesrud is responsible for planning and directing the actions of the organization, formulating policies, and managing daily operations. He started out in the sign industry as a painter at Bacon Signs in 1979. After a brief stint at Thompson Signs Systems, he returned to Bacon Signs and became a part of Indigo Signworks when Bacon Signs was purchased in 2011.

OKI Data Americas has added K. Wilson & Company to its proColor division’s expanding network. K. Wilson & Company now offers select models from the OKI proColor™ Series of commercial-grade, digital color printers—including the OKI pro900/905DP Digital Envelope Presses. The OKI proColor products represent K. Wilson & Company’s first foray into digital printing—an industry evolution the company was excited to embrace.

Top Value Fabrics has expanded its warehousing operations to include both Orlando and Houston. The additional warehouse capabilities will allow the company to regionally service more customers overnight while simultaneously lowering their freight costs. Stocking locations for printable digital and screen banner media and textiles are now in the Indianapolis, Orlando, Houston, and Los Angeles areas, with an eye to additional locations as demand continues to grow.


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