Signs of the Times - January 2014 - (Page 55)

INDUSTRY NEWS B y Wa d e S w o r m s t e d t Wade Swormstedt is the publisher/editor of Signs of the Times magazine, celebrating his 30th year on staff. ISA Announces 2014 Board Chad Jones, president of Southwest Signs (San Antonio, TX), will serve as Chairman of the Board. Other executive committee members are Vice Chairman Christopher Flejtuch, president of Quality Quick Signs (Depew, NY); and Secretary/Treasurer Robert Mattatall, president of Mattatall Signs Ltd. (Dartmouth, NS, Canada). Harry Niese, president of Mid-West Sign Supply (Chicago), is past chair. Christina Galgan, portfolio strategy, exterior branding manager for Walgreens (Deerfield, IL), and Rick Scrimger, president of Roland DGA Corp. (Irvine, CA), serve as at-large/unrestricted board members. As part of ISA's reorganization, each of the three main divisions - Suppliers/ Distributors, Affiliated Associations and Direct Members - are represented on the Board. The reorganization streamlined the Jones relationship between ISA and its Affiliated Associations. Local sign companies join at the Affiliated Association level and receive automatic ISA membership. National sign companies join ISA directly and are represented by the Direct Member Council. Representing the affiliates are: Joe Gibson, president of Ramsay Signs (Portland, OR); Michael Hage, president/owner of All Signs, Inc. (Gulfport, MS); Michael Quigley, VP of Sign-Age of Tampa Bay Inc. (Clearwater, FL); and Ben Ziglin, president of Ziglin Signs (Washington, MO). The direct-member representatives are: John Yarger, president and CEO of North American Signs Inc. (South Bend, IN), and Jeff Young, senior VP of YESCO (Salt Lake City). Representing suppliers/distributors are: Mark Granberry, president/owner of Graphic Solutions Group Inc. (Dallas); Dave Miller, director of business development of Nova Polymers Inc. (West Caldwell, NJ); and David Watson, national accounts manager for WatchFire Signs by Time-O-Matic Inc. (Danville, IL). IN M E M OR I A M Lonnie Stabler (1946-2013) Lonnie Stabler, a well-known sign-company owner and association member, as well as the mayor of Bryan, TX, succumbed to cancer on Monday, December 1, 2013 at Hospice Brazos Valley in Brazos. Lonnie was the owner of Stabler Sign Co. (founded in 1932) in Bryan, and he was the mayor of that city from from May 1995 until May 2001. He served on the City Council the four years prior to that. In the sign industry, Lonnie represented custom-sign companies in the Southwest Region while serving on the Board of Directors for the Intl. Sign Assn. (20012003). He served as president of the Texas Sign Assn. from 1994-1995. Recently, while serving as the chairman for Texas' Electrical Sign Task Force, Lonnie was heavily involved with Texas House Bill 1352 and the parallel Senate Bill 803, which concerned electrical licensing for signs. His assessment of the situation was highlighted in ST's June 2013 issue in the editorial on page 104. John R. Smith (1923-2013) John R. Smith, who retired as VP of sales for Cincinnati Sign Supplies (CSSI) in 1996, died, most appropriately, on Veteran's Day, November 11, 2013, at age 90, at his home in Delaware, OH. In a career that spanned nearly a half century, John first served Sherwin-Williams as a sales rep and technical paint specialist for three decades. John entered the sign industry as a sales rep for Akzo-Nobel coatings before joining CSSI in 1979. He became a northern-territory sales rep in 1982. John was promoted to sales manager and then served as VP of sales until his retirement in April 1996. John was a trusted friend and confidant of CSSI founder John K. Lamb and served as a sales consultant for CSSI for several years after his retirement. John was active in the Columbus Area Sign Contractors Assn. (now COSA), as well as the Midwest Sign Assn. and the then National Electric Sign Assn. (now the Intl. Sign Assn.).  Born in Cleveland, OH on Valentine's Day, 1923, John proudly served his country as a Marine in the Pacific during World War II, and fought in the infamous battle on Iwo Jima. John served for eight terms as Commander of the Raymond B. Austin Post of the American Legion and was instrumental, along with his good friend Bill Sheehy, in creating the Veterans Memorial Garden at the Delaware County Senior Center. John was a regular speaker for the Veterans Recognition and Living History Day program at Orange Middle School, as he shared with the 8th-grade students his recollections of his military experiences. SIGNS OF THE TIMES 55

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Signs of the Times - January 2014

Signs of the Times - January 2014
ST Update
Technology Update
Large-Format Design Strategies
Vinyl Apps
Strictly Commercial
Lighting Techniques
The Moving Message
Technology Review - Agfa’s Jeti Titan X
Technology Review - Polytype’s NQ32 UV hybrid printer
Design Matters
New Products
Industry News
GableSigns’ Casino Signs
Dynamic Digital Signage Made Simple
Building Street Cred
Modern Sign Engineering
Advertising index
Editorially speaking

Signs of the Times - January 2014