Wright Global Graphic Solutions Promotes 3 Industry Veterans To Vice President Roles
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Wright Global Graphic Solutions, the home furnishings industry leader in marketing services and branding support, announced the re-structuring of their sales teams in an effort to deepen and strengthen their sales force. Kim Grubb, Lou Paige and Lanny Jarrell have been named to vice president roles, overseeing their respective divisions.
Grubb becomes vice president of sales after nearly 25 years with Wright Global Graphic Solutions. Since joining the company in 1988, Grubb started as an administrative assistant and rose steadily through account management ranks where she was most recently responsible for new business acquisition, working closely with existing clients and managing large teams. In her new role, Kim will continue to be involved in solutions development and direct sales to key accounts. She will also manage a team of account executives, customer service associates, artists and project managers.
Paige has been named vice president of sales. Paige joined Wright in 2009 after more than two decades experience with several major mattress brands working in sales, marketing and merchandising roles. Since joining the company, he has worked with high-profile accounts and overseeing a large team. Paige will utilize his long-standing client relationships to further the company’s business development and work with both domestic and international accounts. He will also play a vital role in helping to grow Wright’s presence in South and Central America.
Jarrell has been promoted to vice president of sales in the home furnishings division after 43 years with the company. His career at Wright started in the plant where he managed a small group of employees. In 1974, he was promoted to account executive and was responsible for bringing in new business and maintaining long-standing accounts.
“Our tremendous growth over the past few years has created a greater need for experienced executives who can strategically help grow our brand even further. Kim, Lou, and Lanny are all dedicated employees who have all been with us for many years. During their tenure, each of them has developed a wealth of knowledge specific to the home furnishings and bedding industries,” said Wright President and CEO Greg Wright. “This restructuring will bring more depth to our sales team, allowing for greater delegation, enhanced client services and vertical growth that will ultimately produce a superior product. These promotions are the first in a series of strategic moves that our company is making to implement our strategic growth plan.”
Bill and Tom Wright founded Wright of Thomasville, now known as Wright Global Graphic Solutions, in 1961 on the idea that printing was a creative medium and the belief that “a promise made is a promise kept.” The Wright brothers focused their attention on providing exceptional printing for the home furnishing, carpet and rug industries. The Wright family continues that tradition today to include solutions for the Action Sports and Beverage Industry by providing one-stop, turnkey, creative solutions for their clients’ graphic needs. Today, the company is run by Bill’s sons Greg, Don and Ron. With 153 employees and four domestic facilities, as well as a Wright Global Graphics plant in China, the company delivers on its promise of exceptional value, and accurate delivery, regardless of the product’s final destination.
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