Awards & Engraving

September '19

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A&E SEPTEMBER 2019 • 73 ON THE MOVE "Together with Sawgrass, we have developed a solution that will unlock access to a growing and profitable sector for our dealers and customers, which is very exciting," explains Yoann Giorsetti, managing director for Siser North America. "The EasySubli transfer media and ink set are perfect for customized apparel such as sportswear, graduation clothing, and concert Ts, though the application list is limitless." Keep reading about it here: Crystal D Again Donates Awards to Lifeworks Annual Celebration Crystal D has once again donated six awards to the Lifeworks Annual Celebration at The Depot in Minneapolis on April 25, 2019. The company has been involved with the event since 2012. Lifeworks Services, a nonprofit organization that gives oppor- tunities to people with disabilities, puts on this event each year to fundraise as well as celebrate people with disabilities and those who support them. This year's event in particular honored one Advocate of the Year, one Staff Excellence award, one Employer of the Year, and three Personal Achievement winners. Crystal D president, Chuck Dahlgren, originally learned about the organization from his friend Judy Lynse, the previous CEO of Lifeworks. Dahlgren got Crystal D involved with Lifeworks after he attended the gala and saw the awards being presented. Since then, he offered to donate the awards for the gala every year. Learn more by visiting Hit Trophy Helps El Refugio in Guatemala Ohio-based Hit Trophy announces a partnership with El Refugio in Guatemala. For the next year, the company plans to donate $500 each month to sponsor a room at the refuge. El Refugio, a shelter for women and children escaping abuse, trafficking, and violence based in Guatemala City, Guatemala, has five bedrooms that can hold up to 10 families. Since the comple- tion of its property in 2012, El Refugio has assisted hundreds of women and children in various ways. After hearing about the organization for months on end from his old friend Rob and his wife Amanda Juillard, who are mis- sionaries at El Refugio, Abe Wyse, CEO of Hit Trophy, felt it was time to give back. "The longer it went on, it became something I, and Hit Trophy, needed to do," Wyse explains. It just so happens that on the day Wyse agreed to give, Hit Trophy's website, which he monitors closely, sky-rocketed in its ranking. Keep reading here: Imaging Spectrum Opens Epson Certified Solution Center Epson announces the newest addition to its Certified Solution Center network at Imaging Spectrum. The company is located in Plano, Texas, just outside of Dallas. "Imaging Spectrum is dedicated to providing state-of-the- art technology and valuable guidance and support, making the Epson Certified Solution Center a perfect fit for their Plano office," says John Meyer, director of sales, wide-format channel at Epson America. "As a strong partner for nearly 20 years, Imaging Spectrum is now offering its customers even greater benefits and opportunities by providing first-hand experience with Epson products." The facility offers customers what Epson describes as an "immersive experience," with features like extensive print sam- ples, training opportunities, and access to Epson's extensive wide-format equipment line. Product experts also assist visitors with any product questions to guide them in their purchases. Read more about the new facility: imagingspectrum. Kevin Lumberg Joins Duraluxe Team Kevin Lumberg, former A&E columnist, joined the Duraluxe team at the start of June as the North America sales manager. In his new role, Lumberg is responsible for business development of the Duraluxe product line in North America. Lumberg is excited to be back in a sublimation role. "Anybody that knows me knows that sublimation is my passion," he elaborates. "I really enjoy the innovation aspect of the sublimation industry." Lumberg has over 18 years of experience in the sublimation industry at all levels from sublimation shop owner, to managing the Johnson Plastics Plus dye-sublimation business for over 13 years. Before taking the position at Duraluxe, Lumberg worked as an account manager at IIMAK. However, Lumberg explains he is familiar with the Duraluxe product from his time at Johnson Plastics Plus. "Helping to educate sublimators to the unique capabilities of the Duraluxe products will be a lot of fun," Lumberg adds. Enrico Piva, CEO of Duraluxe, comments, "Bringing Kevin onboard as sales manager for North America comes at a perfect time of our company's growth. We are excited to have him on our team and look forward to seeing him take our North American sales to the next level." Penn Emblem Appoints New Service Director and Customer Support Manager Penn Emblem announces the appointment of Robert Castro as service director of the company's Western region and Zulma Guti- errez as customer support manager at the company's California facility. Castro joins the company with various accolades and extensive experience. Castro comes to the role with 30 years of sales and service experience. He also holds multiple sales awards from companies such as Airgas, Star Gas, and Gear Company. As customer support manager, Gutierrez manages, leads, and consolidates all customer channels into a single cohesive ser- vice team according to Penn Emblem. She comes to the role with more than 13 years of experience, including a stint as a call center supervisor for Avid Identification Systems. Gutierrez also holds a bachelor's degree in Behavioral Science from California State Polytechnic University. LogoJET Announces Two Promotions LogoJET announces the pro- motions of Jody Hadley to produc- tion supervisor, and Daniel Tobon to director of technology solutions. Hadley has been with LogoJET for three years, beginning as a print specialist and expanding into technical support. His back- ground in fine art makes him a natural fit for production supervisor, according to the company. In his new role, he will be responsible for overseeing and organizing the printers, staff, and processes of the production team. Tobon joined LogoJET's team as a technical specialist. His solu- tion-oriented approach will allow him to bridge the gap between product development and the technical support team to create a greater opportunity for them to function as a cohesive unit, the company states. Lumberg Gutierrez Castro Tobon Hadley A&E

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