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Indigo Signworks Announces Brian Ochocki as CFO


Indigo Signworks Announces Brian Ochocki as CFO Indigo Signworks announces the addition of Brian Ochocki as CFO. As a senior leader with over 20 years of finance and operations experience across multiple industries, Brian brings a proven track record of Read more

Indigo Signworks Welcomes Beth Nelson to HR Director Role


Indigo Signworks Welcomes Beth Nelson to HR Director Role Beth Nelson has joined Indigo Signworks as the Human Resources Director. Beth is responsible for aligning human resource strategies with business objectives. Known as a collaborative leader with expertise in talent Read more

Indigo Signworks Recruits New CEO - Rick Schomburger


Indigo Signworks Recruits Experienced CEO – Rick Schomburger   Indigo Signworks, a leading design, build and install signage company that serves major retail and commercial brands, announced they have recruited Rick Schomburger as their new CEO. According to Indigo Signworks’ Executive Chairman, Read more

Indigo Signworks Announces Brian Ochocki as CFO

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Indigo Signworks Announces Brian Ochocki as CFO

Indigo Signworks announces the addition of Brian Ochocki as CFO. As a senior leader with over 20 years of finance and operations experience across multiple industries, Brian brings a proven track record of strategic executive leadership.

“Brian’s impressive track record and expertise, combined with his experience helping transform businesses to drive financial growth and value, made him the ideal choice to be our new CFO,” said CEO Rick Schomburger.  “As we continue our growth plan, we are certain Brian’s ability to partner across all levels of the organization will expedite our progress while laying the groundwork for future strategic investments and acquisitions.”

Brian joins Indigo from Holiday Companies, where he served as Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis and later as Vice President of Energy, Logistics and Transportation. He began his career as an auditor at the Big Four accounting firm KPMG.  Brian also held several finance leadership positions at Northwest Airlines.

“Indigo is at an exciting time as it looks to build on its long history of quality customer service.”

Brian expressed, “Indigo is at an exciting time as it looks to build on its long history of quality customer service.  I am thrilled to join the Indigo team and look forward to working with both Indigo’s employees and investors to continue to advance the company’s growth.”

Brian resides in Minneapolis, MN, and is currently based at Indigo Signworks’ Fargo office. He will ultimately be based in Minneapolis, where Indigo plans to establish its headquarters. Brian holds a BSB in Accounting from University of Minnesota and an MBA in Finance from Indiana University.


Indigo Signworks Recruits New CEO – Rick Schomburger

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Indigo Signworks Recruits Experienced CEO – Rick Schomburger

 

Indigo Signworks, a leading design, build and install signage company that serves major retail and commercial brands, announced they have recruited Rick Schomburger as their new CEO.

According to Indigo Signworks’ Executive Chairman, Denny Chandler, “It is with great pleasure to have Rick join our team. Rick is an accomplished business person and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have him take the helm to lead and accelerate our growth initiatives. His impressive skills and leadership style fit nicely with who we are today and where we are heading.”

Rick began his career by applying his engineering degree as a Project Manager at Universal Scheduling Consulting. He broadened his operating skills as a Plant Manager at Cooper Tools and then Director of Operations at Tyco International, where he led lean initiatives in a complex operational environment. Rick’s executive leadership experience began as the COO of Weiser Lock and President Global Manufacturing Solutions for Masco Corporation, and then as General Manager at Rain Bird Corporation. In 2007 he parlayed his skills into entrepreneurship when he personally acquired Solana, leading it through the recession downturn and growing it into the premier landscaping, hardscaping and signage company in Arizona. He recently sold Solana and now sees Indigo as the perfect fit.

“I am very excited to be a part of the Indigo Team…. this is the place for me to best utilize my education and experience.”

“His expertise in operations, design-build-install businesses, acquisitions and his demonstrated leadership skills were exactly what we sought,” added Chandler.

Rick expressed, “I am very excited to be a part of the Indigo Team. Having spent time with both the management team and the Company’s investors who are looking to expand, I became convinced that this is the place for me to best utilize my education and experience.”

Rick is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and currently lives in Tucson, AZ with his wife Cheryl. Rick will initially be residing in Fargo and he and Cheryl will eventually relocate to Minneapolis where Indigo plans to establish its headquarters. He earned his engineering degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and his MBA from the University of Arizona Eller College of Business.

 


Welcome Michael Rodenwald to Indigo Signworks St. Cloud!

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A Big Welcome to Our Newest Team Member, Michael Rodenwald!

Michael RodenwaldWe’re delighted to announce the newest addition to our Sales Team out of our St. Cloud, MN office. Michael Rodenwald handles both custom signage and corporate sign sales for the Minneapolis Metro region. Mike’s depth of knowledge in the sign industry started in 1998 when he attended M-State Technical College in Detroit Lakes, MN, where he went through the Sign Lettering & Design program. After graduation, he started working for Leroy Signs of Minneapolis, MN in the layout and vinyl graphics department. His education continued with on-the-job training within different aspects of the sign business: letter fabrication, pylon and monument fabrication, wiring, as well as installation.

In 2013-2014, Mike was a familiar face to our Indigo Signworks’ family while he worked in our Install Crew out of the Alexandria, MN office. Mike’s hands-on knowledge of the complete sign process from design, manufacture, installation and project management is an invaluable addition to the St Cloud Market sales team as we continue to grow that direction. We couldn’t be happier to have him back on team Indigo!

Michael lives in the town of Saint Martin, MN where he and his wife Alyssa are raising their two boys; Parker (10) and Degan (7). In his spare time, you’ll find Michael at the lake, or in the woods hunting.


Happy Holidays from Indigo Signworks!

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Isn’t this time of year wonderful? It’s twinkling lights and Christmas cookies, presents under the tree and snowmen (maybe we can do without TOO much snow). It’s online shopping orders being delivered to your door and the packed malls and stores filled with sales. It’s flurry of activity and at times, pure craziness. So much so, sometimes, that maybe we forget exactly what the holidays are really for.

It’s about family and friends. It’s about the time we spend with those we care about, and being thankful for the everyday people and things we forget to stop and be thankful for.

As the year ends, we think about all we are grateful for. Our relationships with each of everyone one of you is a gift. This was a year filled with lots of questions; with it being an election year and all the unknowns that seem to come with that for many. Some great perspective comes from a quote many of you may know, “In times like these, it helps to recall, there have always been times like these” (Paul Harvey). There was a wisdom to Havey’s words that are timeless and a great reminder of the power of a positive attitude.

We thank you for the opportunity to work with each and every one of you!!! We couldn’t do what we do, without our strong customer relationships, the amazingly talented team of sign professionals at Indigo Signworks. and committed vendors that make it all come together everyday.

Those are the reasons for the season.

We want to thank EVERYONE who has been a part of us at Indigo Signworks. Here’s to the New Year. May it be even merrier and brighter than the last!

Happy Holidays from us, to you.

 

Our offices will be closed Monday, December 26th & Monday, January 2nd

 

 


Introducing Indigo Electric

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We are proud to annouce our newest division!
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For more information, visit: www.indigosignworks.com/Indigo_Electric/


Featured in Sign Builder Illustrated

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Sign Builder Illustrated Feature

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Indigo Signworks Featured in Sign Builder Illustrated

Indigo Signworks is featured in Sign Builder Illustrated this month showcasing the Shooting Star Casino pylon project!

To see the full story and photos online, visit http://www.signshop.com/news/news/equipment-materials-software/dec-14-sbi-the-big-payoff-unabridged

To view a short video of the entire project, visit http://bit.ly/1yGrWsN.


Indigo Signworks Purchases 44 Sign Company

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INDIGO SIGNWORKS PURCHASES 44 SIGN COMPANY

ST. CLOUD, MN – Indigo Signworks is proud to announce the purchase of 44 Sign Company in St. Cloud, MN. 44 Sign Company is a St. Cloud based, family owned, full-service sign and large format graphics company established in 2010. Indigo Signworks welcomes Kevin Johnson, owner of 44 Sign Company, his sign-world expertise and 27 plus years of customer service, to join the sales staff in St. Cloud. This merger will create an Express Graphics division at the St. Cloud office, utilizing the knowledge-base and equipment coming over to our St. Cloud office.

Indigo Signworks CEO, Bernie Dardis said, “The merger of 44 Sign Company and Indigo Signworks is a great opportunity to bring together two very talented, experienced sign professional teams into one organization. We are honored to have Kevin Johnson join our company. His dedication and passion for the sign industry and for the business community of St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids is an inspiration to our team.”

Kevin Johnson said, “From the start of my career in the early 80’s I have been focused on customer service and exceeding expectations. In 2010 when I started 44 Sign Company, one of my goals was to be the best known and respected sign and graphics company in central Minnesota. I am proud to say that this goal has been achieved by the merger of 44 Sign Company with Indigo Signworks. The name 44 Sign Company came from a motto of mine “Forward Always Forward,” and this merger is a significant step forward.”


Indigo Signworks Case Study in KeyedIn Solutions

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KeyedIn PdfIndigo Signworks has been highlighted in a case study for KeyedIn Solutions, KeyedIn Manufacturing – Sign Edition

 

Click here or on the image to the left to take a look!

KeyedIn™ Manufacturing – Sign Edition : A single, 100% web-based business solution for custom sign manufacturers

Developed specifically for the custom sign manufacturing industry,  KeyedIn Manufacturing – Sign Edition is a fully web-based business management software application that can help you take charge of your entire enterprise – from estimating and production to scheduling and installation – with fully-integrated financial management and accounting tools.

There’s no IT needed, no hardware to buy – all you need to get started is an Internet connection and a web browser for secure anywhere, anytime access.

KeyedIn Manufacturing – Sign Edition  combines the power of a proven, robust Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution with tools specifically designed to solve the typical business challenges of custom sign manufacturers – improving productivity, lowering costs, and increasing sales.


Indigo is now of member of the WSA!

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WSAIndigo has joined the rank as a new member of the WSA

Indigo Signworks became a member of the World Sign Associates April 23, 2013.  WSA is a not-for-profit industry association representing sign company members and Associate Product Members who work together in mutually beneficial partnerships to best serve customers.  It was founded to exchange ideas among members, support the highest ethical business standards and promote the industry.   

We are excited to have Indigo Signworks join this WSA Network.

WSA is the premier sign association, widely known and respected for its high-tech, high-touch approach to membership, attracting members representing the highest quality and ethical standards within the sign industry.  Membership in WSA is our opportunity to build professional alliances and develop personal friendships with other sign company representatives who are members of this premier organization.  We will learn from them as they will learn from us.  This sharing is what they call the SPIRIT OF WSA.

WSA’s success is based on every member’s support of the association’s vision and mission as well as the active participation of each member in division and WSA activities.

Education.  Networking.  Fellowship.  Camaraderie.  It’s the WSA way.