Sign & Digital Graphics

April '19

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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • April 2019 • 65 Irvine, California-based OSI Creative, a designer of custom packaging, point-of-purchase and point-of-sale displays and promotional items, announces the retirement of its president and CEO, Joe Baksha, effec- tive March 31. The company says Baksha will be succeeded by John Kellogg, the company's current chief operating officer. Baksha has 35 years of experience in executive positions with compa- nies providing supply chain management solutions for displays, promo- tions, consumer products, printing and packaging. He joined OSI as presi- dent and CEO in 2010, and the company says that under his leadership, OSI has grown at a compound average growth rate of 20 percent over the past nine years. OSI Creative has also expanded beyond its Irvine base to open facilities in Chicago, Memphis and New York, and the company now has global execution capabilities throughout Europe, South America and Asia. St. Paul, Minnesota-based 3M announces that its board of directors will nominate CEO Mike Roman to serve as chairman of the board following the company's annual meeting of shareholders in May. Inge Thulin, 3M's current executive chairman, has announced his intention not to stand for reelection and to retire on June 1. Danville, Illinois-based LED sign maker Watchfire Signs has promoted two employees among its top leadership team. Kim Weninger has been named chief operating officer. She joined Watchfire as vice president of operations in 2015. The company says that over her career, Weninger has held senior level managerial positions in industries including chemicals, manufacturing, construction, industrial consulting, semiconductors and oil and gas. "She is known for her inclu- sive leadership style, data driven decisions, and ethical core values," the company says. Kyle Dines has been promoted to vice president of sports and indoor, elevated from being sales director of Watchfire's outdoor advertising divi- sion. In his new role, Dines will be responsible for managing all aspects of the sports and indoor markets for the company. He is a 12-year veteran of Watchfire who has held various roles in engineering, project management and sales. Most recently, Dines led the digital billboard sales team, and helped elevate Watchfire to a market leader in this space by transforming the division to be more data driven. San Angelo, Texas-based LED signage module manufacturer Principal LED announces Shon Tausch as its new manufacturing process engineer. Tausch has 25 years' experience in the electronics manufacturing industry, and his job will be to bring manufacturing to Principal LED, implementing new processes and applying the Lean Six Sigma method to maintain a safe and compliant work environment. Tausch has a bachelor's degree in computer science from Grantham University and is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Switzerland-based Zünd, a manufacturer of digital table cutting equipment and supplies that has its North American headquarters in Wisconsin, announces the appointment of Scott Spagnolli to the posi- tion of North American sales and channel manager, responsible for the U.S. and Canada. Louisville, Colorado-based Global Imaging, a value-added reseller and integrator of wide- and grand-format printing systems, announces the promotion of Erica Martin to marketing manager. She previously had been the company's visual communications specialist and will continue some of those duties, her company says. On the Move Baksha Kellogg Roman Weninger Dines SDG Spagnolli Martin Milwaukee, WI May 17-18, 2019 TRAINING in the HALL Wensco Sign Supply ............115 Please visit for more information. Training Stop A meeting place for entrepreneurs, producers, suppliers and distributors in the sign & digital graphics market. Experience the lively exhibit hall, the classes taught by industry experts and the endless networking opportunities, all conveniently located near you!

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