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John Bittner Named SVP, Global Business Manager at Schawk

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Press release from the issuing company

New Position Reflects Growing Emphasis on Account-Specific Strategic Business Management

CHICAGO, IL, – Schawk, Inc., a leading provider of brand development and deployment services, enabling companies of all sizes to connect their brands with consumers, announced the appointment of John Bittner to senior vice president, global business manager.

The appointment of Bittner, with his global strategic and business operational expertise, represents a growing emphasis on Schawk's long-term commitment to help drive the growth of its clients' businesses by leveraging its global network and expanding arsenal of services to synchronize the development and deployment of brands across multiple touchpoints at home, on the go, at the store and on the shelf.

Bittner comes to Schawk most recently from InnerWorkings, Inc. in New York, where he served as vice president, strategic account operations and was responsible for sales and management across the marketing services sector.

"With his operations leadership and proven top-notch account management experience, John will marshal our global brand development and brand deployment services strategically to drive results for our clients," said Alex Sarkisian, chief operating officer and executive vice president. In this new position, Bittner will be based in New York.

Prior to InnerWorkings, Bittner served as procurement and operations executive for Kordet Group in New York. Previously, he served as a global consultant, leading procurement and operations for business transformation outsourcing at IBM Global Business Services in New York where he earned multiple nominations for the Forbes Outsourcing Excellence Award in two categories and received recognition within the IBM business transformation outsourcing Strategic Sourcing organization as the top performer in 2006-2007.

"To harness Schawk's global offering and build an effective client-specific solution that creates profitable growth for our Company's clients is an exciting place to be," said Bittner. "In this new role, I look forward to developing opportunities to transform existing client relationships into global strategic partnerships to effectively deliver world-class global solutions that grow our clients' top line and improve their bottom line."

Earlier in his career, Bittner was managing director of corporate procurement for Mass Mutual Financial Group in Massachusetts. He also served Mass Mutual as director of finance, corporate services division.

Bittner earned a B.A. in Business Administration from George Mason University in Virginia.


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