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Indigo Signworks Welcomes John Danio as VP of Sales & Marketing


Indigo Signworks Announces New VP of Sales & Marketing Indigo Signworks announces the addition of John Danio as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. John will work with the sales & marketing team to help lead and support our future sales Read more

Acquisition Expands Indigo Signworks Capabilities and Marketplace Lead in the Midwest


Sign Source Acquisition Expands Indigo Signworks Capabilities and Marketplace Lead in the Midwest Indigo Signworks has announced the acquisition of Sign Source, Chanhassen, MN. Sign Source is a privately-held sign company dedicated to serving regional and national clients with a Read more

Indigo Signworks Welcomes Matt Brasel as GM of North Dakota


Indigo Signworks Announces New General Manager of North Dakota Indigo Signworks announces the addition of Matt Brasel as General Manager of North Dakota.  Matt will be overseeing operations through the Director of Sales and Director of Operations within the region. Matt Read more

Indigo Signworks Welcomes Matt Brasel as GM of North Dakota

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Indigo Signworks Announces New General Manager of North Dakota

Photo: Matt Brasel, Indigo Signworks General Manager - NDIndigo Signworks announces the addition of Matt Brasel as General Manager of North Dakota.  Matt will be overseeing operations through the Director of Sales and Director of Operations within the region.

Matt brings with him 13 years of senior management experience in the custom sign manufacturing industry, as well as a history in the communities Indigo Signworks serves. His established track record of leadership will guide our Fargo, Grand Forks, Bismarck and Minot locations to deliver a high standard of quality and service to our customers.

Indigo Signworks’ CEO, Rick Schomburger stated, “I could not be happier after successfully recruiting someone of Matt’s experience and professional background.  Matt will play a key role in further strengthening our position in North Dakota with a specific focus in Bismarck and Minot.” 

“I could not be happier after successfully recruiting someone of Matt’s experience and professional background.  Matt will play a key role in further strengthening our position in North Dakota with a specific focus in Bismarck and Minot.” – Rick Schomburger

Matt joins Indigo Signworks from Luminous Neon Art & Sign Systems (Kansas), where he worked for the past 9 years, and served as Vice President of Regional Operations. He was previously President and CEO of Cook Sign Company (Fargo, ND).

Matt expressed, “For the past 35 years, I have had the great fortune to work in the highly creative sign industry.  As my career has taken me from being an entry level shop employee to my current position, it has taught me the importance of employees. Over the course of the next few weeks, I will embrace the challenges and opportunities, but most of all working with the talented employees of Indigo Signworks to better serve our customers.”

Matt, originally from Fargo, ND, resides with his family in Overland Park, KS, and is currently based at Indigo Signworks’ Fargo office. He and his wife Terri will soon reestablish home roots in Fargo, ND. Matt holds a BS in Pre-Medicine from Concordia College of Moorhead and studied Architectural Studies at North Dakota State University in Fargo.


Crane Certification Requirements

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NEW Crane Certification Requirements:

The final ruling is in: OSHA has required that all crane operators must be certified by November 10th.

We are ready!

Indigo Signworks’ employees have been trained & certified!

The foundations of the crane operator certification is simple: to ensure a safe job site. This is something we all can agree on, no one wants employees or others to be injured. When our employees are on a job-site with a crane, we have responsibilities. The certification addresses the four main causes of worker accidents: electrocution; being crushed by the equipment; struck by the equipment or a load; and falls.

Training prepares operators to recognize the principal hazards associated with crane use. Certification has been shown to reduce accidents, save lives and reduce injuries.

What we’ve done to prepare:

  • North American Crane Certification conducted in-person training to prepare employees to pass the certification requirements.
  • Indigo Signworks scheduled written and practical exams that the operator must pass to prove they understand and are compliant with OSHA’s requirements.
  • Employees have been trained and certified company wide.

 

What if you work with a sign company whose crane operators are not certified?

  • OSHA fines have increased dramatically. The maximum penalty for a serious violation increased to $12,471. The ceiling for willful and repeat violations also rose to $124,709.
  • Sign companies who have not completed OSHA requirements will lose time waiting for its certification, potentially delaying client installations.
  • Sign companies who have not completed OSHA requirements will have to outsource installation or only use equipment that is exempt.

Indigo Signworks Welcomes Jackie Ewoniuk to Office Manager Role

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Indigo Signworks Welcomes Jackie Ewoniuk to Office Manager Role

Jackie Ewoniuk, Bismarck Office ManagerJackie Ewoniuk (pronounced EV-a-nek) has joined the Indigo Signworks team as the Bismarck Office Manager.  Previous to joining Indigo Signworks, Jackie spent the past six years running the Human Resource department at Kuhr Trucking in Dickinson.  Prior to her time at Kuhr, Jackie gained broad experience as an Office Manager, Project Manager and in Human Resources.  Jackie will be working closely with and supporting the Sales, Install and Graphics teams in our Bismarck office.  In her spare time, Jackie likes to play golf and cook.

 


Indigo Signworks Welcomes Mark Heuer to Sales Representative Role

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Indigo Signworks Welcomes Mark Heuer to Sales Representative Role

Mark Heuer Fargo SalesMark Heuer has joined Indigo Signworks as a Sales Representative. Mark will deliver a professional presentation of our product to Indigo Signworks customers. He will rely on his extensive experience and judgement with over 20 years of experience to plan and accomplish the Company goals and objectives.

“Mark’s proven track record in sales and his years of construction experience make him a great asset to the signage industry.  Indigo Signworks strives to provide creative signage solutions for our customers, and Mark is committed to maintaining a high level of customer care.”  -Brett Waldera, Director of Sales

Mark states, “I still believe in a firm hand shake and a compelling smile; they just might be the main ingredients needed to make a winning situation.”

“Mark’s proven track record in sales and his years of construction experience make him a great asset to the signage industry.”

Mark began his sales career of Territory Management in wholesale distribution, covering a multi-state area, growing sales, meeting & exceeding corporate goals. In his most recent position he managed a 5-state territory for HB Fuller Construction Products, a manufacturer in the construction industry based out of Chicago, IL.  In that sales role Mark had been awarded many high-profile projects including Mall of America 2012-15, Viking Stadium 2015, St Jude’s Hospital, College World Series and Clarkson Hospital these were accomplished by working close with project Managers, Architects, Contractors, Builders and Distributors.  Mark is excited to use his sales experience to add sales growth and gain market share for Indigo Signworks.


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.