EverGreene Tag and Label Group has hired Lou Kiernan as senior account manager for the Upper Midwest and Northeast regions of the US, along with national opportunities that fit his expertise. He will be responsible for planning, organizing, and conducting all related sales activities, and be based out of Knoxville, Tennessee.
Mike Vejar, VP of Sales and Marketing, said: ‘Lou is a strong performer and has consistently demonstrated successful results throughout his career. He has worked with original equipment manufacturers and consumer product goods companies of all sizes. He also brings an effective technical background that will assist our existing and potential customers with their needs for decorative and functional graphics involving nameplates, overlays, labels, and die-cut components.’
Kiernan has over 30 years of experience in industrial and CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) markets. A highlight of his career is his focus on optimizing expansion opportunities and account retention through effective account planning and business review processes involving value engineering, product design and development, and part consolidation/harmonization.
Prior to joining EverGreene Tag and Label Group, Kiernan served as business development manager for GM Nameplate, a provider of graphic overlays, capacitive touch, backlighting, elastomer devices, optical encoders, and positive temperature coefficient heaters. Kiernan was responsible for developing and servicing business with original equipment manufacturers and tier-one suppliers in the appliance and automotive markets. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana.
EverGreene Tag and Label Group has also named Greg Leighty as general manager for its Dixie Labels converting operation in Ooltewah, Tennessee, and named Brad Tullock as general manager for its ALG Labels and Graphics converting operation in Birmingham, Alabama.
‘Both Leighty and Tullock fit our core values exceptionally well,’ said David Ehrhardt, managing partner of the EverGreene Tag and Label Group. ‘Each brings a tremendous amount of industry experience, process knowledge, and leadership skills that will enable the Dixie Labels and ALG Labels and Graphics teams to provide our customers outstanding service, quality products, and on-time delivery.’
Leighty most recently served as plant manager with Multi-Color Corporation at its facility in Norwood, Ohio. He was responsible for full plant operations, which produced 50 million USD in annual sales. His career covers more than 28 years in the printing and packaging industry. He is skilled in print management, pre-press, digital printing, variable data printing, web, litho, flexo, and gravure. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Arts Management, with an emphasis in printing management, from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.
Tullock brings more than 25 years of printing and packaging experience to his new role as general manager for the ALG Labels and Graphics operation. Prior to joining ALG Labels and Graphics, he was general manager with Fort Dearborn at its sheet-fed lithographic plant in Sparks, Nevada. He had direct responsibility for profit and loss performance for the plant, with 115 employees and annual production of more than 30 million USD. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.