United Franchise Group Appoints New Controller
WEST PALM BEACH, FL (June 2006) – The United Franchise Group consisting of SIGN-A-RAMA, EmbroidMe, Billboard Connection and World Franchisors has appointed Tom Johnson, as the new Corporate Controller.
Johnson joins the company with many years of experience as a corporate financial consultant and business developer. With a degree in Business and Accounting from State University of New York-Oswego, he has worked for several major corporations, as well as, developed a successful family-owned embroidery business.
By having experience in both small business ownership and large corporate consulting, Johnson is in a unique position to assist the United Franchise Group with its incredible growth. “The United Franchise Group’s brands are growing so fast, SIGN-A-RAMA alone increased their sales nearly 20% last year, and by helping build a strong financial infrastructure, it will only enable the company to grow that much more”, says Johnson. Ray Titus, president of the United Franchise Group, agrees, “Our company is pleased to have someone like Tom, who will assist us in reaching our full growth potential. We are at a very exciting and prosperous time in our company’s history and Tom’s involvement will help our company grow to a level unmatched in the industry.”
Having relocated to the company’s West Palm Beach, FL headquarters from Rochester, NY; Johnson will be joined by his wife and three children.
SIGN-A-RAMA provides a full range of comprehensive sign services at more than 800 locations worldwide. Its franchisees are trained specialists in signage design and installation. EmbroidMe offers full-service embroidery, screen-printing, and promotional products at over 300 retail locations around the world. Billboard Connection is a home-based advertising agency that specializes in selling outdoor advertising.