GMN’s SuperGraphics Sold to Group of Employees
SEATTLE, Wash. — November 29, 2018 — GM Nameplate (GMN) has sold its SuperGraphics business to an experienced group of employees who will foster a bright future for the large format graphics and signage company.
GMN embraced the early days of the digital printing revolution by purchasing the company known today as SuperGraphics, and since then, the large-format market has played a significant role in GMN’s business. Over the years, in addition to subsequent acquisitions, SuperGraphics has accomplished many noteworthy successes such as the invention of the bus wrap and breaking the Guinness World Record for the largest mural ever produced. Looking to the future, as GMN focuses increasingly on its core business of making world-class components and assemblies for OEMs, the company has decided to step away from the SuperGraphics business.
Fortunately, GMN did not have to look far to find a group who loved the business, knew it well, and will take exceptional care of its customers. After GMN’s announced its intended departure to SuperGraphics, a few current employees – Josh Carl, Rob Sullivan and Zac Thorpe – expressed their avid interest in assuming control of the business. Carl, Sullivan and Thorpe also teamed up with Reid Baker, an industry veteran, to complete the formation of their ownership group. Baker is taking over as the president and CEO of Supergraphics.
GMN and SuperGraphics worked closely with the interested members to make the sale a reality. With years of experience in the market and intimate knowledge of the customers and processes, GMN is confident that these employees-turned-owners will take the business to the next level. Building on what SuperGraphics has today, they will bring even more value to customers tomorrow.
“It has been an exciting ride working with the SuperGraphics team over the years,” says Greg Root, GMN’s co-chairman. “As we leave the business in the undeniably capable hands of Josh, Reid, Rob and Zac, I cannot wait to see what the future holds for them and will remain invested in their success.”
While some changes will be implemented due to this transition, many elements will remain the same, including the company’s headquarters, equipment, people and more.
GMN would like to thank its many customers who have worked with SuperGraphics over the years and encourage their continued work with this great resource and team of skilled experts.
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