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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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Paul Charles, Project Manager
Charles brings more than 15 years of experience in sales and account management to his new position. A graduate of the University of North Florida, Charles previously worked at AJC Logistics as an Operations Specialist, focused on process-driven standards and logistics.

Makenzie 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. Choate received her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification in December 2010. Prior to joining Harbinger, Choate was a senior HR generalist at FIS.

Erin 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. She studied graphic design at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Rob 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. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Lisa Petrine, Project Manager
Petrine manages Harbinger’s West Coast projects. She previously worked at Harbinger as an executive assistant and has a bachelor’s degree in education recreation management.

Chana 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. Saavedra has a bachelor’s degree in visual communication and design from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

New Dallas team members include:

Megan Bird, Project Coordinator
Bird coordinates sign and lighting maintenance and service. Bird received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma.

Michael 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. He has a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Texas A&M, with a minor in electronic media.

Liz Nicolet, Project Manager
Nicolet manages multi-site sign conversion projects and runs the Dallas-based national service department. Nicolet is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and has a master’s degree in public communication from American University in Washington, D.C.

About Harbinger
Harbinger, formerly Quality Sign Company, is a national sign engineering and manufacturing company headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. Founded in 1962, Harbinger has served some of the world’s most-recognizable brands for more than five decades. Its clients include 7-Eleven, Gate Petroleum, Edwin Watts Golf, The Jacksonville Jaguars, CircleK and Baker Industries. In 2010, Harbinger developed and patented the industry’s first-ever LED Retrofit Kit, which equips installers with everything needed to convert a sign from fluorescent to LED lighting on site within one to three hours. For more information, visit



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