CHICAGO, April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SGK, a division of Matthews International Corporation, and a leading global brand development, activation and deployment provider that drives brand performance, announced today that it is strengthening its business development team with the appointment of Gary Kohl to the newly created position of executive vice president, global new business development.
David Schawk, group president, SGK said: "I am extremely pleased to welcome Gary to SGK in what represents a key strategic hire for us. Gary's appointment underpins our organic growth strategy and validates our promise to provide innovative business solutions that simplify marketing supply chain challenges to drive brand performance."
Added Schawk, "This new position represents a significant milestone in SGK's history. As organic growth becomes a more complex challenge for most companies today, I am confident that Gary's extensive leadership background in sales and marketing, his global perspective and proven track record will strengthen our new business development team and provide a strong vision and focus. Gary also joins the SGK Executive Leadership Team."
A 20+ year veteran of the print and digital communications industry, Gary joined SGK from RR Donnelley, where he most recently served as group senior vice president, Digital Solutions, Global Packaging and Printed Electronics Groups. Throughout Gary's tenure at Donnelley, he held additional senior level positions in sales, marketing and general management, achieving topline growth. From driving the Group's foundational strategic plan to building new capabilities and services, Gary brings an extensive set of skills and accomplishments to SGK.
"I am thrilled to be joining SGK, which has built an extraordinary suite of products and services that when integrated and scaled can provide Fortune 1000 companies with a competitive edge," said Kohl. "In an era where the challenges to achieve profitable growth have never been tougher for marketers and their supply chain partners globally, I am excited by the opportunity to scale SGK's solutions to transform supply chains and drive brand performance."
Gary earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Boston University and completed executive coursework at Columbia University and The Kellogg School of Management. Gary also achieved Champion Level Six Sigma Certification.
SGK is a leading global brand development, activation and deployment company that drives brand performance. By creating brands, activating and protecting brands, we help our clients achieve higher brand performance. SGK's global footprint spans more than 20 countries. SGK is part of Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ GSM: MATW). For more information visit: http://www.sgkinc.com