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May '18

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12 • May 2018 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S Avery Dennison Launches Wrap Business Boot Camp Mentor, Ohio-based Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions announces the launch of a new Business Boot Camp aimed at teaching wrappers how to successfully run a wrap business. The two-day course is geared toward both installers who want to learn how to start and run a successful wraps business and those business own- ers and other wrap professionals who want expert advice on improving efficiency and increasing profits. The first Business Boot Camp for Wrap Professionals will be held May 18-19 at Car Wrap City in Dallas. A full course description and registration information are available at graphics.averydennison.com/boot- camp. After hours on the evening of the first day attendees will have the opportunity to network with the guest speakers and members of the Avery Dennison Graphics Team during a reception. Mactac Taps HVG for Australian Distribution Mactac, an Ohio-based manufacturer of pressure sensitive films, announces that it has chosen HVG Graphics Media, which provides a variety of materials to the sign and graphics industry in Australia, as its distributor on that continent and neighboring New Zealand. HVG has offices throughout Australia which will give Mactac far greater market penetration than it has now, the company says. Hexis Opens New Subsidiary in Australia France-based vinyl films manufacturer Hexis announces the opening of a new sub- sidiary in Brisbane in the state of Queensland, Australia. Hexis products have been available in Australia for the past 16 years, thanks to its Melbourne-based distributor, Stickittome. The opening of this subsidiary, which is more than a thousand miles away, is in keeping with Hexis' stated strategy of expanding its distribution worldwide. Ian Parsonson, who has more than 20 years experience in the print industry and a strong background in accounting, will be managing the new subsidiary. The company says it built a brand new warehouse to house a "massive" stock of Hexis products, and the facility will also have a dedicated sales staff and a training center. FASI Names New Board Member The Foundation for the Advancement of the Sign Industry—FASI— announces that Roy Cox—president of Huntsville, Alabama-based Trav-Ad Signs—has been named as a new member to its board of directors. The nonprofit notes that Cox has served the sign industry in numerous capacities, including as presi- dent of the Mid-South Sign Association and as a board member of the former Signage Foundation Inc.— now known as the Sign Research Foundation, among other positions. Cox purchased Trav-Ad Signs in 1978 for $2,000 and it is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary. In Memoriam: HP COO Jon Flaxman Dies at 61 Palo Alto, California-based HP announces that its chief operating officer, Jon Flaxman, has died at the age of 61. The company made the announcement March 28, saying Flaxman "died peacefully with his family by his side." Flaxman had joined HP in 1981. The company says that over those 36-plus years, he "touched many lives and created a lasting impact on our business, our partners and our organization. He will be deeply missed. His impact made him one of the rare and defining leaders in HP's prestigious history." In its announcement, HP goes on to say, "With all of his achievements, his greatest source of pride and accomplishment was his family and he is survived by his wife and three children." The company says that in honor of his legacy, HP and the Flaxman family have established a scholarship fund in Jon and his wife, Lauri's, name at his alma mater, the Washington University Olin School of Business in St. Louis. "We will miss Jon deeply and are indebted to him for his leadership, integrity and vision for HP's future," says Dion Weisler, HP's president and CEO.

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