AlphaGraphics, Inc., a global leader in print and marketing communications solutions, announced the appointment of Gay Burke as chair of the company’s Board of Directors, effective January 2013.
Burke brings deep executive experience in a variety of consumer products to AlphaGraphics’ network of nearly 300 franchise locations.
“Gay is a proven leader with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and her appointment was a natural fit for AlphaGraphics,” said Art Coley, President of AlphaGraphics. “I’m confident she will help us position AlphaGraphics for even greater success.”
From 1993 to 2007 Burke was a top executive at Pumpkin Masters, a seasonal consumer products company. During her tenure, the company grew rapidly and achieved an impressive 80 percent market share while transitioning to international distribution and offshore manufacturing. Burke was also CEO of Houston Harvest, the leading manufacturer of seasonal popcorn tins. Most recently, she founded a company that developed a healthy frozen pizza for national grocery distribution.
“It is an honor to join AlphaGraphics and work alongside Art and his team as we build on the strong heritage of this valuable brand,” said Burke. “I intend to leverage my consumer expertise to serve our outstanding franchisees and their businesses, and I look forward to being a part of this great organization in 2013 and beyond.”