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United Franchise Group Appoints New Presidents for SIGNARAMA and EmbroidMe Brands


Mar 11, 2013

Ray Titus, CEO of United Franchise Group (www.unitedfranchisegroup.com), a company that specializes in franchise development and services, has named new presidents for two of the company’s largest franchise brands.

Jim Tatem has been appointed president of SIGNARAMA, the world’s largest sign franchise and Mark Johnson has been appointed president of EmbroidMe, the world’s largest retail embroidery franchise. Titus will now serve as chief executive officer for United Franchise Group and its brands.

“I have had the privilege of working with these gentlemen for a number of years and the success of these brands is due in large part to their efforts,” says Titus. “It is my honor to pass the torch to Jim and Mark as I know they will continue the growth and success of these two companies.”

Tatem began his career with SIGNARAMA as the owner of the pilot location in 1986. He was instrumental in creating and running the early training classes, store set-ups, research and development and field support programs for the Company. As vice president of training, Tatem was responsible for the initial and ongoing training of new franchisees and their staff. While serving as global director, Tatem launched, supported and developed master license holders for all the UFG’s brands. He is a member of the International Sign Association, Digital Print Imaging Association and Rotary West Palm Beach Chapter.

Johnson entered the embroidery industry with his own business in Rochester, N.Y. A graduate of St. John Fisher College in Rochester with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management, he serves on the March of Dimes Logistics Committee in West Palm Beach.

SIGNARAMA (www.signarama.com), headquartered in West Palm Beach, Fla., uses cutting-edge industry software programs to provide a full range of comprehensive sign and graphic services to both the private and commercial segments of the business community.

EmbroidMe (www.embroidme.com), also headquartered in West Palm Beach, Fla., has become the world leader in the full-service embroidery, promotional products and personalized gifts industry; making it possible for thousands of organizations and businesses to easily and cost-effectively get the customized items they need.

Headquartered in West Palm Beach, Fla., United Franchise Group (www.unitedfranchisegroup) is a $500 million international franchising resource. Brands include SIGNARAMA, EmbroidMe and Billboard Connection, as well as two new brands -- FranchiseMart, a retail location to research business opportunities before investing; and Plan Ahead Events, a home-based corporate event planning franchise. Additionally, UFG’s continuum of franchise development services helps entrepreneurs grow their businesses domestically and/or globally with Accurate Franchising, Franchise Greenhouse and World Franchisors. Information on franchising opportunities is available at 800-286-8671 (U.S.) or 001 561-640-5570 (international).