Dixie Graphics Makes Strategic Moves, Eyes Growth in New Markets

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Dixie Graphics, a leading provider of pre-media services for the printing and packaging industry and architectural signage products, has restructured to better serve customers in existing and future growth markets.

Pat Meadows, President of DG, announced the changes effective immediately, including the appointment of Matt Williams as Executive Vice President. Williams, formerly VP Business Development, will oversee the company’s constant improvement and client-based direction while reporting to Meadows. He has been with DG since 2004.

Team additions branded with experience, diversity, leadership

Scott Hillstead joins the company as Vice President, Operations. Hillstead previously directed operations for Banta Corporation, printing subsidiary of brand giant RR Donnelly, and served as General Manager with Curtis 1000. He has more than 20 years of management experience in lean manufacturing and accelerating growth.

Johnna Imel will take on the newly created Account Services Director position, leading DG’s team of account and project coordinators. Imel, whose prior experience includes packaging management roles with Sara Lee Corp. and Shawk, brings expertise with client-based technology and client-focused team leadership to DG.

Toni Beauchamp joins DG as Client Care Coordinator, a role in which she will oversee internal and external company communications and ensure the best possible experience for all DG clients.

Jim Callough will consult in a strategic role, working closely with Meadows and newly named Finance Manager, Chris Hampton. Callough has more than 30 years in the packaging and printing industry and has helped drive profit and new market growth for companies such as Dupont, The LTC Group, and Vertis Communications.

About Dixie Graphics

Dixie Graphics was founded in 1903 as Dixie Electrotype, a pre-press platemaker, primarily for letterpress printers. The company operated in downtown Nashville, Tenn., and became Dixie Graphics Inc. in the 1950’s.

The late James R. Meadows Jr. joined DG in 1977 and bought the company in 1980, building a new office and manufacturing plant 1985, where the company operates today. Dixie Graphics has provided its complex color separations and printing plates in the flexographic and dry offset printing industries for hundreds of clients.

In addition to being a pre-media leader, DG is a well-respected educator and manufacturer in the architectural signage industry, and is active within the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA); Tube Council of North America; International Sign Association (ISA); and Society of Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD.)

After the passing of Mr. Meadows in April 2012, Dixie Graphics remains family-owned under President Pat Meadows.

For all inquiries, contact:
Matt Williams
(615) 620-3682

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