Speaker Directory

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Aaron Knight
Aaron Knight is the Vice President of Geo Knight & Co, a 5-generation manufacturing company established in 1885. Aaron has designed most of the current digital line of presses at www.heatpress.com and has directed the company towards a product line that is USA-made & ...
Geo Knight, heat press, Speaker, sponsor
Aaron Knight is the Vice President of Geo Knight & Co, a 5-generation manufacturing company established in 1885. Aaron has designed most of the current digital line of presses at www.heatpress.com and has directed the company towards a product line that is USA-made & support-oriented. With a background in accounting and computer programming & IT, his primary focus is the factory’s industry reputation for quality heat press machinery. Married & Father of 3, he is also a private aerobatic pilot, musician, and high performance ‘track driver’.
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Aaron Montgomery
Aaron Montgomery is the Co-Founder of OurSuccessGroup.com . Their goal is to help over 1,000 businesses in 2020 reach their idea of success through training, community, and accountability. Aaron has over 25 years of experience with personalized products and small business development. You can also ...
2 Regular Guys, Aaron Montgomery, business, Our Success Group, Speaker
Aaron Montgomery is the Co-Founder of OurSuccessGroup.com. Their goal is to help over 1,000 businesses in 2020 reach their idea of success through training, community, and accountability. Aaron has over 25 years of experience with personalized products and small business development. You can also find Aaron co-hosting the industry’s oldest and most listened to Podcast –2 Regular Guys Podcast (www.2regularguys.com) He has his own Podcast Channel and weekly live videos called Small Business Saturdays Series. New episodes are released weekly at smallbusinesssaturdayspodcast.com. You can find out more about Aaron at www.aaronmontgomery.info
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Ana Seleme
For almost seven years Ana has been managing Beaver Paper’s Latin America sales regions and creating strong relationships with channel partners. Utilizing her experience and deep expertise, Ana evaluates channel strategies, developing, and delivering effective sales and marketing plans to support ...
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For almost seven years Ana has been managing Beaver Paper’s Latin America sales regions and creating strong relationships with channel partners. Utilizing her experience and deep expertise, Ana evaluates channel strategies, developing, and delivering effective sales and marketing plans to support market growth in her regions. Prior to Beaver Paper, Ana worked in high-level positions at CEMB-USA, BL Systems Inc., Hennessy Industries, LLC (A Fortive Company) and Magotteaux Inc.
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Arnold C. Volker
As owner and CEO of Next Innovations of Walker Minnesota, Arnold has over 30 years of business and manufacturing expertise. Next Innovations was established in 2002. Through in-house manufacturing, Next Innovations has built a worldwide successful brand of Metal Wall art and Lawn and Garden Décor ...
Contract Manufacturing, Cottage Blanks, Laser Cutting, Next Innovations, Powder Coating, Substrates
As owner and CEO of Next Innovations of Walker Minnesota, Arnold has over 30 years of business and manufacturing expertise. Next Innovations was established in 2002. Through in-house manufacturing, Next Innovations has built a worldwide successful brand of Metal Wall art and Lawn and Garden Décor products. Next Innovations also does contract manufacturing for many industries. Their services include laser cutting, powder coating and dye sublimating. Next Innovations is sharing their proven blank program and offering it to the Cottage Industry. Through the use of their proprietary paints and processes they offer a very unique line of blanks, all made in-house, in the USA.
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Ashley Nace
Ashley joined the Artesprix (pronounced: ahrt – eh – spree) Team in late 2018 as Sales Manager, and has since been helping grow their brand to more than just Sublimation Markers. With over 6 years sales experience and a Bachelors in Business Management, Ashley is ready to introduce the world to ...
Artesprix, Arts and Crafts Supplies, Speaker, Sublimation Markers
Ashley joined the Artesprix (pronounced: ahrt – eh – spree) Team in late 2018 as Sales Manager, and has since been helping grow their brand to more than just Sublimation Markers. With over 6 years sales experience and a Bachelors in Business Management, Ashley is ready to introduce the world to Sublimation through crafting. She is excited to be a part of this industry, as she learns more about traditional Sublimation every day. Ashley feels the best part about her job are the relationships she develops with makers, customers, and partners.
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Becky Dykes
Becky Dykes has truly found her passion, teaching those wanting to join the Silhouette creative adventure. Instructing on behalf of Craft Chameleon, Becky specializes in helping beginners learn the basics and advanced users the full power of the Silhouette Software. Becky began 8 years ago and ...
Craft Chameleon, Silhouette, Speaker, vinyl
Becky Dykes has truly found her passion, teaching those wanting to join the Silhouette creative adventure. Instructing on behalf of Craft Chameleon, Becky specializes in helping beginners learn the basics and advanced users the full power of the Silhouette Software. Becky began 8 years ago and has worked from self-taught hobbyist to licensed Silhouette enthusiast. Her work includes being half of the crafty duo 'Vinyl Me Crazy', owner of 'Silhouette & Cricut Inspiration Box', contributor for top industry blogs, instructor for several national conferences representing various crafting brands, plus hosting Silhouette Weekend Retreats around the country and on cruises!
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Carrie Kahn
Carrie Kahn, CPA, the founder, and CEO of Complete Business Group , has been supporting and selling QuickBooks for over 25 years. She is an Advanced Certified ProAdvisor, an Elite QuickBooks Reseller, and she created the award-winning Complete Business Partner Program . Your customers win because ...
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Carrie Kahn, CPA, the founder, and CEO of Complete Business Group, has been supporting and selling QuickBooks for over 25 years. She is an Advanced Certified ProAdvisor, an Elite QuickBooks Reseller, and she created the award-winning Complete Business Partner Program. Your customers win because her firm offers the lowest pricing for ALL QuickBooks products. Her in-depth product knowledge of QuickBooks, years of experience educating partners, clients and ProAdvisors made acquiring schoolofbookkeeping.com a smart move. She intends to extend her reach and share her wealth of knowledge on how to simplify using QuickBooks and more.
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Cheryl Kuchek
Cheryl has been involved in the personalization industry for over 18 years and has evolved as one of the industry leaders in sublimation. She was the first to start the ever-growing Facebook Social Media group for sublimation called “Sublimation for Beginners and Beyond” for those initially ...
Facebook, Host, just my imagination dezigns, Speaker, sublimation for beginners and beyond, Sublimation Summit
Cheryl has been involved in the personalization industry for over 18 years and has evolved as one of the industry leaders in sublimation. She was the first to start the ever-growing Facebook Social Media group for sublimation called “Sublimation for Beginners and Beyond” for those initially starting out with sublimation along with intermediate and advanced users, whereas many others have imitated similar mass Social Media groups since. Cheryl’s desire is not to be the biggest Social Media group, but to be the best and most helpful. Cheryl has a passion for the industry and a strong desire to share her knowledge and help others succeed with their craftsmanship and skills. She initiated the first of its kind Sublimation Summit 2019 in Atlanta with 92 educational classes along with vendor product displays and a Question and Answer panel comprised of industry leaders. She is the President and Design Director of Just My Imagination Dezigns, the Host of Virtual Sublimation Summit 2021.
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Chris Bernat
Christopher Bernat is the Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer at Vapor Apparel, a leading provider of Sublimation Certified apparel and accessories. For the last 15 years he has helped sublimators across the world identify their target markets and perfect their production process. Prior to ...
Apparel, SGIA, Speaker, Vapor Apparel
Christopher Bernat is the Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer at Vapor Apparel, a leading provider of Sublimation Certified apparel and accessories. For the last 15 years he has helped sublimators across the world identify their target markets and perfect their production process. Prior to starting Vapor Apparel, he was Director of Sales at Sawgrass Technologies. Chris is a leading speaker and writer within the decorated apparel community. He sits on the SGIA Executive Board of Directors and is slated to be the Chairman in 2021. Chris is a veteran of the US Military and a graduate of Clemson University.  He resides in Charleston, South Carolina.
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Christopher Sigmann
Christopher Sigmann is from the transfer paper manufacturer “FOREVER” in Germany and has visited many companies worldwide to teach about the FOREVER Paper range. He has been with Forever for half a decade and if there is an item that fits under the press, he has probably printed on it. Chris ...
FOREVER, Speaker, transfer paper
Christopher Sigmann is from the transfer paper manufacturer “FOREVER” in Germany and has visited many companies worldwide to teach about the FOREVER Paper range. He has been with Forever for half a decade and if there is an item that fits under the press, he has probably printed on it. Chris is also a speaker at the “White Toner Academy” and was involved in several YouTube Videos about the FOREVER Paper range.
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Dan DeLong
Dan DeLong, founder of Danwidth , is a born troubleshooter and problem-solver. His vision is to bring all of his life's work experiences into one endeavor to give you the available time to remove things from your business' to-to list enabling you to do what you love. Dan brings decades of Intuit ...
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Dan DeLong, founder of Danwidth, is a born troubleshooter and problem-solver. His vision is to bring all of his life's work experiences into one endeavor to give you the available time to remove things from your business' to-to list enabling you to do what you love. Dan brings decades of Intuit Tech support experience, and co-host of the QB Power Hour webinar series. His technical know-how of the QuickBooks Product lineup is a perfect fit for schoolofbookkeeping.com
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Dane Clement
Dane Clement, President of Great Dane Graphics and Vice President of Art and Creative Process for GroupeSTAHL, is well-known for his expertise in computer graphics and color separations. He has authored Artwork for Vinyl Cutting, Artwork for DTG Printing, Artwork for White Toner Transfers and ...
Adobe Photoshop, Affinity, dtg, Great Dane Graphics, SGIA, Speaker
Dane Clement, President of Great Dane Graphics and Vice President of Art and Creative Process for GroupeSTAHL, is well-known for his expertise in computer graphics and color separations. He has authored Artwork for Vinyl Cutting, Artwork for DTG Printing, Artwork for White Toner Transfers and T-shirt Artwork Simplified for Adobe and Corel users. Dane conducts seminars at the Impressions Shows, SGIA Expo, DAX, and PPAI Expo, and is a regular contributor to Impressions Magazine and SGIA Journal. He has consulted worldwide helping art departments work smoothly and efficiently, and judges for Impressions Magazine Impressions Awards and the SGIA Golden Image Awards.
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David C. Stevens
David Stevens is renowned in the industry for his teaching abilities, and helping customers improve their laser processing techniques. For nearly two decades, he held multiple roles at Universal Laser, including applications lab manager, where he built, designed and produced a catalog of laser ...
Engraving, Laser, Speaker, Trotec
David Stevens is renowned in the industry for his teaching abilities, and helping customers improve their laser processing techniques. For nearly two decades, he held multiple roles at Universal Laser, including applications lab manager, where he built, designed and produced a catalog of laser parameters and standardized settings; and senior global technology specialist. He has been the industrial applications manager with Trotec Laser Inc. since 2018 and heads the West Coast Applications & Inspiration Lab.
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David Gross
David Gross is the president of Condé Systems Inc. For more than 25 years he has developed and built the Mobile, Alabama based company into the premier source for printers, substrates, and consumables serving the personalized photo gift industry. You will have an opportunity to have an up-close a ...
conde, Educator, Printers, Speaker, Substrates
David Gross is the president of Condé Systems Inc. For more than 25 years he has developed and built the Mobile, Alabama based company into the premier source for printers, substrates, and consumables serving the personalized photo gift industry.  You will have an opportunity to have an up-close a personal training with one of the best in the industry.  A highly sought after educator with extensive knowledge on the process and application of sublimation.
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Doug Charles
Doug Charles is a Senior Account Executive at ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute) in the $25.8 billion promotional products industry. He has been with ASI for the past 5 years helping businesses earn additional revenue by adding promotional products to their product offerings. His main focus and ...
ASI, Speaker
Doug Charles is a Senior Account Executive at ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute) in the $25.8 billion promotional products industry. He has been with ASI for the past 5 years helping businesses earn additional revenue by adding promotional products to their product offerings. His main focus and passion has been educating NBM attendees on the top trending promotional products, the top markets and how they can outsource promo products with the help of ASI to become a one-stop-shop for their customers. For more information, contact Doug at dcharles@asicentral.com or (215) 953-3345.
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Douglas DeWitt
Douglas DeWitt, Condé's Product Manager, oversees color laser transfer systems and all transfer paper products offered by Conde Systems. With 26 years' experience in the digital decoration market, Douglas educates the sales and technical staff at Conde, presents transfer paper products at industry ...
conde, Paper, Printers, Speaker
Douglas DeWitt, Condé's Product Manager, oversees color laser transfer systems and all transfer paper products offered by Conde Systems. With 26 years' experience in the digital decoration market, Douglas educates the sales and technical staff at Conde, presents transfer paper products at industry trade shows and provides content for CondeTV.
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Gordon Firemark
Gordon Firemark practices entertainment and media law in Los Angeles and is devoted to the representation of clients in film, television, theatre, and new media. He helps creative industry professionals make deals that make sense, and that get their productions developed, financed, produced and ...
Entertainment Law, Lawyer, Legal, Media Law, Speaker
Gordon Firemark practices entertainment and media law in Los Angeles and is devoted to the representation of clients in film, television, theatre, and new media. He helps creative industry professionals make deals that make sense, and that get their productions developed, financed, produced and distributed. His practice also covers intellectual property, cyberspace, new media, business transactions, and corporate matters for clients in the fields of media, entertainment, content and digital business. He holds a B.A. in Radio, Television and Film from the University of Oregon, and earned his law degree at Southwestern University School of Law. He teaches Entertainment Law at Columbia College Hollywood, Contract law at Pepperdine Law School and intellectual property law at Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Before starting his own firm, he was a partner in The Business Affairs Group, and worked in the legal and business affairs departments at Hanna-Barbera Productions and the MGM/UA Worldwide Television Group. Mr. Firemark is frequently referred to as “The Podcast Lawyer™”, and is the author of The Podcast, Blog, & New Media Producers’ Legal Survival Guide. (Https://podcastlawbook.com) He is also a podcaster himself. Since 2009, he has produced and hosted “Entertainment Law Update” (http://entertainmentlawupdate.com), which provides a monthly roundup of news and commentary about the field of entertainment law for artists, lawyers, and other professionals in the industry.
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Jamie Omahen
Jamie Omahen is the owner of Craft Chameleon, a national online retailer of blanks products for the crafting industry. Creating since she was a child led to a BFA from the University of Kansas. That creativity, her early career in industrial design plus an entrepreneurial spirit brought Jamie and ...
blanks, Craft Chameleon, Crafts Supplies, Speaker
Jamie Omahen is the owner of Craft Chameleon, a national online retailer of blanks products for the crafting industry. Creating since she was a child led to a BFA from the University of Kansas. That creativity, her early career in industrial design plus an entrepreneurial spirit brought Jamie and husband Michael to start a new craft blanks supply business in 2010. Their mom & pop craft supply shop has grown to include sublimation products for small businesses and crafters. Her tutorial posts have been featured in many craft industry blogs and Jamie has instructed for years locally, regionally and nationally about many craft products and projects.
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Jamie Wisdom
Jamie Wisdom is a Technical Success Specialist at Coastal Business Supplies. With over 5 years of experience in the product decoration industry, she provides Coastal's customers with technical support for their equipment, substrates, and software for dye-sublimation and heat transfer. Jamie also ...
Coastal Business Supplies, Speaker
Jamie Wisdom is a Technical Success Specialist at Coastal Business Supplies. With over 5 years of experience in the product decoration industry, she provides Coastal's customers with technical support for their equipment, substrates, and software for dye-sublimation and heat transfer. Jamie also oversees the testing of new heat transfer products in order to provide customers with accurate printing, cutting, and pressing instructions. In 2019, Jamie made her debut as one of the faces of Coastal's YouTube tutorial videos, and you can find her tips and tricks by following Coastal Business Supplies on YouTube.
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Jimmy Lamb
Award-winning author and International Speaker Jimmy Lamb has more than 28 years of product-decoration business experience. Mr. Lamb has extensive knowledge in many facets of digital decorating and embellishing including business startup, applications, techniques, marketing, sales, mobile, ...
business, decoration, Education, marketing, sales, sawgrass, Speaker, startup
Award-winning author and International Speaker Jimmy Lamb has more than 28 years of product-decoration business experience. Mr. Lamb has extensive knowledge in many facets of digital decorating and embellishing including business startup, applications, techniques, marketing, sales, mobile, production and management. Mr. Lamb is a frequent speaker at industry events and trade shows domestically and internationally. Currently, he works with Sawgrass Technologies as the Manager of Education, where he has been instrumental in developing their educational seminars and webinars.
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Joe Piazza
Joe has 14 years of experience in the textile industry. He has become well versed in all facets of the business - from working with heat transfer vinyl, vinyl cutters, and heat presses to large format printers, direct to garment printers, and flatbed lasers. Joe has become “The Face” of Siser ...
Heat Presses, Printers, siser, Speaker, vinyl
Joe has 14 years of experience in the textile industry. He has become well versed in all facets of the business - from working with heat transfer vinyl, vinyl cutters, and heat presses to large format printers, direct to garment printers, and flatbed lasers. Joe has become “The Face” of Siser North America, by controlling their social media platforms, using his knowledge to create the very popular how-to-do YouTube tutorial videos, attends trade shows and open houses, and teaches classes. In Joe’s free time he loves to keep his life in the entertainment world, by being a multi-instrumentalist and playing music live on stage. Joe also has been acting in local and large budget films for the past decade. Some of the movies he was involved in went on to win awards at film festivals.
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Justin Hoch
Justin Hoch is a Senior Account Executive at ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute) in the $25.8 billion promotional products industry. He has been with ASI or the past 13 years helping businesses earn additional revenue by adding promotional products to their product offerings. His main focus and ...
Advertising, ASI, business, Outsourcing, Promotional Products, revenue
Justin Hoch is a Senior Account Executive at ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute) in the $25.8 billion promotional products industry. He has been with ASI or the past 13 years helping businesses earn additional revenue by adding promotional products to their product offerings. His main focus and passion has been educating NBM attendees on the top trending promotional products, the top markets and how they can outsource promotional products with the help of ASI to become a one-stop-shop for their customers. For more information, contact Justin at jwhoch@asicentral.com or (215) 953-3089.
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Lisa Ellston
Lisa Ellston is the Sublimation Manager at JDS Industries. Along with her team of four other sublimation specialists they provide support to anyone needing help with sublimation whether they are JDS customers or not. Additionally, since they are all trained graphic designers, they can also provide ...
JDS, software, Speaker
Lisa Ellston is the Sublimation Manager at JDS Industries. Along with her team of four other sublimation specialists they provide support to anyone needing help with sublimation whether they are JDS customers or not. Additionally, since they are all trained graphic designers, they can also provide guidance with your design software. Since being with JDS since 2011, Lisa has provided education at numerous national tradeshows and JDS seminars. She brings a wealth of knowledge about design software and the process of sublimation from beginning to end. When not traveling or on the phone with customers, she can be found shooting and editing video for the JDS YouTube channel, writing articles or testing products.
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Maradith Schwandner
Maradith Schwandner is a Premier Customer Relations Representative at Coastal Business Supplies with over 14 years of experience in the garment decoration industry. Maradith boasts a breadth of knowledge regarding dye-sublimation, heat transfer vinyl, heat transfer paper and various other ...
Coastal Business Supplies, heat transfer vinyl, Speaker, transfer paper
Maradith Schwandner is a Premier Customer Relations Representative at Coastal Business Supplies with over 14 years of experience in the garment decoration industry. Maradith boasts a breadth of knowledge regarding dye-sublimation, heat transfer vinyl, heat transfer paper and various other personalization methods. Due to her vast knowledge of decorating methods, Maradith assists in coordinating and is a prominent figure at many of Coastal’s events. She is also popularly seen in many of Coastal’s Facebook and YouTube training videos and live productions.
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Marc Muehlberger
Marc Muehlberger is the founder of the Content Creation Studio Masterclass and Academy where he helps entrepreneurs demystify video tech. He’s been an independent filmmaker for over 15 years, a professional photographer for 9 years, and an artist for over 30 years. If you want to know exactly ...
Audio, Speaker, Studio, Video
Marc Muehlberger is the founder of the Content Creation Studio Masterclass and Academy where he helps entrepreneurs demystify video tech. He’s been an independent filmmaker for over 15 years, a professional photographer for 9 years, and an artist for over 30 years. If you want to know exactly how to build your very own home video studio to be able to film yourself for your business, while looking and sounding absolutely amazing, be sure to catch his workshops.
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Maria Alexander
Maria F. Alexander has been in the sublimation industry since 2014. Her previous experience at Sawgrass Technologies, allows her to understand the small format sublimation systems and also to be fully supportive of the customers needs to add sublimation into their business structures. Maria is ...
3D Oven, Technotape
Maria F. Alexander has been in the sublimation industry since 2014. Her previous experience at Sawgrass Technologies, allows her to understand the small format sublimation systems and also to be fully supportive of the customers needs to add sublimation into their business structures. Maria is ready to answer any product questions, can support and guide beginners, as well as work with the high end fulfilment centers looking to add new products and reduce the logistical challenges.
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Michael Stark
Michael Stark has more than 30 years experience in the digital transfer market, including laser, inkjet and sublimation imaging technologies. Additionally, Michael has hosted several sublimation workshops over the years to help new and existing decorators enter and grow their sublimation business. ...
Joto, Speaker
Michael Stark has more than 30 years experience in the digital transfer market, including laser, inkjet and sublimation imaging technologies. Additionally, Michael has hosted several sublimation workshops over the years to help new and existing decorators enter and grow their sublimation business. Michael’s experience ranges from owning and operating two t-shirt retail outlets to working for Joto for over 16 years as the Sales and Marketing Manager.
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Patrick Boyle
Patrick Boyle has over 25 years of experience training and supporting customers in the decorated apparel industry using heat applied graphics. His experience includes hosting several in person workshops, online webinar training programs and working directly with customers to guide them through the ...
Apparel, Joto, Speaker
Patrick Boyle has over 25 years of experience training and supporting customers in the decorated apparel industry using heat applied graphics. His experience includes hosting several in person workshops, online webinar training programs and working directly with customers to guide them through the process of selecting the correct technology and equipment to meet their business needs.
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Patrick Moore
Patrick Moore is no stranger to the sublimation industry. As Print Lab Manager for Beaver Paper, Moore has spent the last 6 years implementing Quality Control programs for all dye-sub related products, as well as expanding the lab’s capabilities by adding new equipment, inksets, heat presses, and ...
Beaver, Paper, Speaker
Patrick Moore is no stranger to the sublimation industry. As Print Lab Manager for Beaver Paper, Moore has spent the last 6 years implementing Quality Control programs for all dye-sub related products, as well as expanding the lab’s capabilities by adding new equipment, inksets, heat presses, and RIP software. In addition, Moore is an integral part of product development efforts at Beaver Paper. He also provides invaluable technical support to their customers and sales team. Prior to Beaver Paper, Moore worked at Sawgrass Technologies for 14 years in R&D, Ink Production, and QC. Transitioning away from traditional lab work, Moore turned to industrial sublimation applications, helping integrate and optimize the dye-sub process to improve customer success and satisfaction.
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RJ Rickert
RJ has an extensive sales and technical background with over five years’ experience in the specialty printing market, and is certified in numerous RIP software applications. The past three years he has dedicated to the OKI line of White Toner Textile Printers.
Imaging Supplies Warehouse, OKI, Speaker, White Toner Printer
RJ has an extensive sales and technical background with over five years’ experience in the specialty printing market, and is certified in numerous RIP software applications. The past three years he has dedicated to the OKI line of White Toner Textile Printers.
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Roger Wambolt
Roger Wambolt's career is the culmination of 25 years in graphic design and education. It began in the trenches at Corel, where Roger provided user support, training and championed Corel's partner programs. Over the years, he acquired extensive knowledge through his relationships with graphics ...
corel, Graphics, Speaker, sponsor
Roger Wambolt's career is the culmination of 25 years in graphic design and education. It began in the trenches at Corel, where Roger provided user support, training and championed Corel's partner programs. Over the years, he acquired extensive knowledge through his relationships with graphics professionals in many industries, including print, sublimation, screen printing, sign making, engraving, and embroidery. A CorelDRAW Graphics Suite expert, Roger has been a popular presenter at industry trade shows. He has developed and conducted classroom training and online sessions throughout North America and has authored articles for key industry magazines, including SQE Professional, The Screen Printers Resource Guide and is a regular contributor to Trophex magazine. You can train at home with Roger using his book Bring It Home with CorelDRAW: A Guide to In-House Graphic Design or by watching his online course CorelDRAW Essential Training at www.linkedin.com/learning, in addition to his numerous tutorials on the Corel Discovery Center at learn.corel.com.
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Sara Thompson
Sara Thompson is the Fabrication Supervisor in the Fabrication department at the JDS headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD. She has been lasering for 5 years and enjoys finding new and improved ways to max the potential of all the thousands of laserable products JDS has to offer. All the testing and ...
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Sara Thompson is the Fabrication Supervisor in the Fabrication department at the JDS headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD. She has been lasering for 5 years and enjoys finding new and improved ways to max the potential of all the thousands of laserable products JDS has to offer. All the testing and troubleshooting for new products happens right in house. There are so many things to learn in the lasering world. Zoning in on your machine’s specific settings and helping find what works best for you are the main goals of Sara and her team of laser engravers.
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Sean Kouplen
Sean Kouplen is Oklahoma’s 10 th Secretary of Commerce & Workforce Development and the Chairman & CEO of Regent Bank. In his volunteer role as Secretary of Commerce and Workforce Development, Kouplen oversees 36 state agencies who lead the ...
Keynote Speaker, Oklahoma, Regent Bank, Sean Kouplen, Secretary of Commerce, Speaker
Sean Kouplen is Oklahoma’s 10th Secretary of Commerce & Workforce Development and the Chairman & CEO of Regent Bank. In his volunteer role as Secretary of Commerce and Workforce Development, Kouplen oversees 36 state agencies who lead the economic development, community development and workforce development efforts for the state of Oklahoma. Under his leadership, the state has attracted over 65 new businesses since 2019. Governor Stitt has now tasked Secretary Kouplen with leading the business and economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. In 2008, Kouplen led an investor group that purchased 110-year old Regent Bank in Nowata, OK. Since that time, the bank has expanded to Tulsa, OKC Springfield, MO and now Bartlesville; growing from $72 million in assets to over $700 million- making it one of America’s fastest-growing banks. Regent Bank has won many awards including Inc Magazine’s Best Places to Work and the ICBA Central United States Community Banker of the Year. Kouplen holds numerous local and statewide leadership positions, including Immediate Past Chairman of the OSU National Alumni Association, OSU-Tulsa Board of Trustees and Hospitality House Board of Directors. He is currently a board member for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, Tulsa Community College Foundation and Hillcrest South Hospital, an Elder of Southpoint Church in Bixby, and a member of the OK Bankers Association and Young President’s Organizations. Kouplen’s awards include Central U.S. Community Banker of the Year, Journal Record’s Most Admired CEO Circle of Excellence Inductee, his fraternity’s top national alumni award, Citizen of the Year in Bixby, OK and, most recently, a black belt in Taekwondo. Kouplen has written three best-selling books and leads a daily call-in devotional for over 60,000 people throughout the country every morning at 8:17am and you are invited! Kouplen has been married to Angela for 21 years and they have three children- Emory (16), Kennedy (13) and Finley (10).
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Sprite Wood
Sprite Wood is Senior Product Developer and Graphic Artist for Condé Systems, Inc. With over 20 years experience in marketing, graphic design, and digital decorating, Sprite has become a respected figure in the sublimation industry by sharing her product knowledge, and cutting-edge transfer ...
conde, Digital Decorating, graphic design, Speaker
Sprite Wood is Senior Product Developer and Graphic Artist for Condé Systems, Inc. With over 20 years experience in marketing, graphic design, and digital decorating, Sprite has become a respected figure in the sublimation industry by sharing her product knowledge, and cutting-edge transfer techniques in countless Condé webinars, workshops, and weekly Live Broadcasts. Don't miss your opportunity to hear Sprite discuss topics ranging from innovative graphic design to outside of the box sales tactics while on her quest to find the next big thing in sublimation!
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Victor Awtry
Victor is an expert in the creation of online personalization technologies for print on demand and personalized products. Armed with an MBA and over 45 years of experience in operations, marketing, sales and software development, Victor "has a heart" for the startup entrepreneur working hard to ...
business, entrepreneur, iPersonalyze, personalization, Speaker, startup
Victor is an expert in the creation of online personalization technologies for print on demand and personalized products. Armed with an MBA and over 45 years of experience in operations, marketing, sales and software development, Victor "has a heart" for the startup entrepreneur working hard to launch their own business. With having built over 500 sublimation websites in the last 5 years, Victor loves to share his unique insights from what he has learned from his journey in founding iPersonalyze.
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Vik Patel
Vik Patel is a proven sales and marketing director, with more than 20 years of international experience and 10 years within the product decorating industry. As the Director of Marketing and Global Business Development at Sawgrass in Charleston, SC, Vik uses a methodical, data-driven approach for ...
business, marketing, sales, sawgrass, Speaker
Vik Patel is a proven sales and marketing director, with more than 20 years of international experience and 10 years within the product decorating industry. As the Director of Marketing and Global Business Development at Sawgrass in Charleston, SC, Vik uses a methodical, data-driven approach for the strategic development of new markets. He has a degree in Chemistry and Business Administration from the University of Kingston, London and has an Executive MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. In his free time, you can catch him at places like the Charleston Food & Wine Festival running his pop-up food business specializing in spicy, hot-off-the-grill “Fire Chicken.”