ChemArt Announces Four Key Organizational Changes

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-New President announced in conjunction with three key staffing changes- ChemArt is venturing into a new organizational structure to best utilize resources and strengths of each discipline: Former ChemArt Director of Sales, Bill Thomas will assume the position of President of ChemArt effective March 1st. David Beaupre will assume the role of Executive Vice-President. Deb Parkinson will manage all the Marketing activities as Vice President of Marketing and Development. Kurt Hague will expand his role as Vice President of Operations & General Counsel.

Focusing on these specialties with executives who are playing to their strengths can only lead to additional success

ChemArt is venturing into a new organizational structure to best utilize resources and strengths of each discipline:

Former ChemArt Director of Sales, Bill Thomas will assume the position of President of ChemArt effective March 1st. As President, Bill will oversee the company direction, strategic intents and corporate development. Bill is also responsible for sales strategies, sales management and sales force oversight. He will develop an integrated sales strategy that leverages the strengths of company across all channels.

David Beaupre will assume the role of Executive Vice-President. In this role, David will manage and direct the product development area of the company with overall responsibility for product life cycle management and R&D. He will oversee graphics, design, and new product entrants in both the fund-raising custom segment of the business as well as with the retail branded products of Baldwin and ChemArt.

Deb Parkinson will manage all the Marketing activities as Vice President of Marketing and Development. She will be responsible for supporting the company and its sales strategies with market driven strategies including campaigns and programs that foster growth and market penetration. Under the new structure she and her team will also focus on Business and Market Development to position ChemArt for the future.

Kurt Hague will expand his role as Vice President of Operations & General Counsel. Kurt has been a champion of compliance issues, implemented LEAN processes, spearheaded cost reductions and oversees the ISO certification process at ChemArt. He is well suited to expand this role to oversee operational improvements and maintain his role as General Counsel.

"Focusing on these specialties with executives who are playing to their strengths can only lead to additional success," says ChemArt Founder and Owner, Richard Beaupre. "As ChemArt enters into a new era, it is necessary to reorganize the business to set itself up for success. Operationally we are a solid company. We have a good understanding of our capabilities and measurements in place the help us improve every year. It is now time to focus on a sales, product and market driven plan that leads to significant top line growth and market penetration while remaining profitable."

About ChemArt
For over thirty years, ChemArt has served as the premiere designer and manufacturer of photo-chemically etched decorative ornaments and collectibles in the United States. Fully integrated from design through distribution, ChemArt provides products for the giftware industry and fundraising ventures. It currently licenses the Baldwin brand of distinctive ornaments broadening its distribution into retail. The company, located in Lincoln, Rhode Island, has produced "Keepsakes Etched in Time" for the White House Historical Association, the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, the CIA, the National Corvette Museum, many charities supporting Autism - including Autism Speaks and the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism-, Habitat for Humanity, the Jimmy Fund, Ellis Island & Statue of Liberty Foundation, Notre Dame University, the American Red Cross, and the Texas State Capitol Preservation Board. For more information, visit http://www.chemart.com.

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