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Harbinger Sign Expands Team to Meet LED Retrofit Demand

(September 2012) posted on Mon Sep 17, 2012

Eleven new employees added following recent company growth

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Harbinger Sign expands team to meet LED retrofit demand and staff new national call center


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Sept. 17, 2012) — 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 is one of the nation’s leading sign companies, with 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,” said 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 one to three 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 of this year, Harbinger opened a call center in Dallas, Texas—its first location outside of Jacksonville—and welcomed Tim O’Donnell as Executive Vice President, charged with growing the Dallas operation. The Dallas site serves as a national, dedicated 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:

Michelle 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. Bourne holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Jill Cerverizzo, Project Manager
Cerverizzo manages turnkey projects for a range of multi-location clients. She has five years of sign-industry project management experience, specializing in national and multi-national corporate mergers, acquisitions and brand conversions. Cerverizzo is a graduate of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.


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