Harbinger Sign Expands Team With 11 New Employees

by Nate Hunter

Jacksonville, FL — Harbinger Sign has hired 11 new employees to help meet growing demand and support the company’s new national call center for sign maintenance.


Jacksonville, FL — Harbinger Sign, a national sign engineering and manufacturing company, has hired 11 new employees. The new hires will help meet growing demand for the company’s patented LED Retrofit Kit, the first ever in the sign industry, and support the company’s new national call center for sign maintenance. Harbinger has more than 100 employees.

“Our LED Retrofit Kit is in great demand because it meets a pressing challenge in our industry — how to convert existing fluorescent signs to LED quickly, while maintaining quality,” says Steve Williams, Harbinger’s president. “Since its launch, we have tripled our revenue. We’re excited to bring on more talented team members as we continue to grow.”

Retrofitting is the process of changing lighting and electrical components within the sign and leaving the exterior intact. The patented kit equips installers with everything needed to retrofit a sign from fluorescent to LED lighting on site within 1 to 3 hours. It has paved the way for national multi-location businesses to convert hundreds to thousands of sites at a time, easily and cost-effectively.

In January 2012, Harbinger opened a call center in Dallas — its first location outside of Jacksonville — and welcomed Tim O’Donnell as executive vice president. The Dallas site serves as a national call center providing sign and lighting maintenance, lighting retrofits, and energy management of all Harbinger products.

Eight of Harbinger’s new employees are based in Jacksonville, and three work in Dallas.

New Jacksonville team members include:

BOURNEMichelle Bourne, Accounts Payable
Bourne’s many responsibilities include managing vendors’ invoices and ensuring the accuracy and completeness of purchase orders. Prior to joining Harbinger, she was the finance manager for ABS CBN Foundation.

CERVERIZZOJill Cerverizzo, Project Manager
Cerverizzo manages turnkey projects for a range of multi-location clients. She has 5 years of sign-industry project management experience, specializing in national and multi-national corporate mergers, acquisitions and brand conversions.

charlesPaul Charles, Project Manager
Charles brings more than 15 years of experience in sales and account management to his new position. He previously worked at AJC Logistics as an operations specialist.

choateMakenzie Choate, Human Resources Manager
Choate oversees all of Harbinger’s day-to-day human resources functions, including performance management, legal compliance, payroll administration, and benefits administration. Prior to joining Harbinger, Choate was a senior HR generalist at FIS.

hallErin Hall, Project Coordinator
Hall coordinates projects for one of Harbinger’s largest clients, a national convenience-store chain. Prior to joining Harbinger, Hall worked with Jacksonville’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

mclevyRob McLevy, Shipping/Logistics
With 25 years of transportation and logistics management experience in both civilian and military roles, McLevy manages Harbinger’s shipping department. Prior to joining Harbinger he was transportation manager for Multi-National Security Transition Command in Baghdad, Iraq.

PetrineLisa Petrine, Project Manager
Petrine manages Harbinger’s West Coast projects. She previously worked at Harbinger as an executive assistant.

stoddardChana Stoddard Saavedra, Graphic Designer
Saavedra has 15 years of design and illustration experience. In her new role, she designs the creative look of clients’ signs.

New Dallas team members include:

BirdMegan Bird, Project Coordinator
Bird coordinates sign and lighting maintenance and service.

HopensMichael Hopens, Graphic Designer
Hopens brings more than 15 years of experience in the sign industry, previously working for FASTSIGNS, Federal Heath Sign Company, and, most recently, US Signs.

NicoletLiz Nicolet, Project Manager
Nicolet manages multi-site sign conversion projects and runs the Dallas-based national service department.

Harbinger, formerly Quality Sign Company, is a national sign engineering and manufacturing company headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. Founded in 1962, its clients include 7-Eleven, Edwin Watts Golf, CircleK and more. For more information, visit www.harbingersign.com.






SOURCE: Harbinger Sign

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