Classic Graphics, one of the largest privately owned commercial-printing companies in the Carolinas has appointed James O’Rourke as the company’s new Triangle Division President to spearhead growth for the company. O’Rourke previously served as General Manager of the Digital/Screen Division of the National Print Group in Chattanooga TN with a special emphasis on retail where he changed the culture to “Exceed Customer Expectations” resulting in a 15% revenue growth rate in 2011 and 2012 with net income of over 20% in sales.
“We are confident that Jim has the background and skills needed to help us take Classic Triangle to a higher level of success," said Classic Graphics President David Pitts. "He is a perfect fit for Classic’s organizational culture and he will provide a high level of leadership and professionalism to our team."
Bill Gardner, President of Classic Graphics Corporate, stated, “Jim O’Rourke has more than 25 years in the graphics industry, with proven experience in accelerating growth. We feel that Jim will be a great match for our culture and will bring a broad business and industry perspective to Classic. The Triangle Division in Raleigh is poised to become a great source of growth for Classic and Jim is just the person to lead this effort.”
With a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch College, Milwaukee, O’Rourke has a strong marketing and technology background. Prior to his position at National Print Group, he was a VP Sales and Marketing consultant to Colite International in Columbia, SC; President and CEO of FB Johnston Graphics in Chapin, SC; and Sales/Marketing Director and General Manager of Brady USA in Milwaukee.