Team

Meet the Hanson crew

At Hanson Sign Companies, our diverse skills, backgrounds and experience converge to bring you service, quality and beautifully crafted signs you will be proud to offer as your own.

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CEO – Ed spent the first 29 years of his career advancing through the sales and marketing ranks in the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry.  He was the V.P. of Sales for the Retail Supermarket Channel in the U.S. at Lactalis American Group.  Lactalis is the world’s leading dairy company.  Ed is the CEO and managing partner of the ownership team here at Hanson Sign Companies.

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Director of Technical Services – Jay began his career as the only staff member in the art department for a local Jamestown area sign company.  His strong creative skills and capabilities as a true craftsman prepared him well for the move to Director of Tech at Hanson Sign in 2017.  During his tenure, the production team has grown from 5 to 25.

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Production Manager – Mike learned his versatile sign making skills during a previous stint at Hanson Sign.  He returned last year after gaining management experience with a large staff at Office Max and the Resource Center.  This background combined with prior systems implementation experience at the Department of Veterans Affairs and his degree from Genesee Community College made Mike the ideal candidate to assume the role of Production Manager here at Hanson

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Director of Sales – Jay worked as a professional paramedic and crew chief prior to joining Hanson in 1999. During that time he also served his community as a volunteer firefighter rescue company captain. Jay earned a degree in marketing and management from Jamestown Business College graduating with honors. He is a member and  Past Master of Mount Moriah Lodge F&AM and also serves with the United State Coast Guard Auxiliary.”

 

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Business Manager – Shelly came to Hanson Sign Companies from American Locker Group.  She had an extensive background in Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and Customer Service.   In 2006, she was ready to take her career to the next step and decided to add management to her skill set.    Hanson Sign has been a perfect fit for her with her background in accounting and customer service.   She still is able to handle the daily accounting functions that she learned to love and uses her customer service skills on a daily basis.    Shelly is looking forward watching Hanson Sign Co.’s continue to grow and prosper and happy to be a part of it.

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Senior Account Executive – Ron has over 18 years of experience in the sign business including purchasing, sales and production management with a custom sign fabricator in Phoenix, AZ.  Ron has been with Hanson Sign Companies for over 8 years.  He also has experience in retail management and project management in the wood and steel casework industry.  Please let Ron help you turn your creative ideas into exciting signs that will keep your customers coming back for more!

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Purchasing Manager – Kathy joins Hanson Sign Companies with 23 years of furniture manufacturing experience in marketing, merchandising, product and production management and customer service.  She earned a BS degree from SUNY Brockport in Mathematics.

In her role as the Purchasing Manager she is looking forward to working in the sign industry, watching Hanson Sign grow the business and is excited to be part of it.

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Account Executive – After 9 years in management, Cassie returned to Jamestown Business College to complete her degree in Business Management & Marketing. She then joined the Hanson team in 2015 as an Account Executive. Through her personal standards she interacts with clients using professionalism, insight, and integrity. Her communication skills allow her to extend beyond her client’s needs and expectations.

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Account Executive -Felicia came to Hanson in 2011 as our freight coordinator with a degree in Business Administration – Management and Marketing. After working in this position for over a year and getting to know our customers and the business she transitioned to a sales position. Felicia worked with Hanson Sign for almost four years prior to her departure in 2015. After a brief absence to expand her family we are very excited that she has returned to her sales role at Hanson refreshed, reenergized and ready to help with your signage needs.

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Account Executive – Amber came to Hanson Sign Company in early 2013 with an extensive background in sales and customer service.  She holds an Associates degree in Criminal Justice from Jamestown Community College.  Prior to Hanson she held positions with an energy supply company and The Home Depot.

Amber has gained a strong working knowledge of our product lines and very much enjoys her interactions with customers and co-workers.

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Account Executive – Alexandra has been with the company for just under a year.  She manages several of our national accounts and marketing projects.  She  holds an Associate Degree and is completing her Bachelor in Business Management and Communications at SUNY Fredonia.

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Coordinator of Logistics and First Impressions – Eva is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. As the Coordinator of Logistics, she oversees and facilitates the supply chain operations of Hanson Sign Companies.  Eva provides all freight quotes for sales, audits freight bills, and insures all customers and visitors experience a great first impression of Hanson Sign Companies.