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Schawk Appoints Michael Larkin VP of Business Development

Friday, December 14, 2012

Press release from the issuing company

Schawk, Inc., a leading provider of brand development and deployment services, enabling companies of all sizes to connect their brands with consumers, announced that it has appointed Michael Larkin to the position of vice president of business development.

Larkin will be responsible for driving business development activities at CPGs (consumer packaged goods companies) across North America, helping them discover and activate solutions that drive top line growth and improve efficiency at the brand level. In this role, he will focus on developing relationships with new accounts.

Michael Leeds, group sales managing director, at Schawk, Inc., noted, "We are thrilled to add Michael to our business development team. His experience in building and strengthening relationships with decision-makers and influentials at CPG companies will bring value to these organizations by helping them identify both opportunities and solutions to build their business by building their brands."

Michael Larkin said, "I am excited about being part of Schawk, Inc., whose roster of blue-chip companies includes many of the most recognized consumer goods companies and coveted brands in the world. I look forward to working with the marketing, brand and supply chain leaders at these CPGs to enhance and elevate the development, activation and protection of their brands."

Prior to joining Schawk, Inc., Larkin was most recently a sales executive with Vertis, Inc., a provider of targeted advertising and marketing solutions to retailers. His tenure at Vertis included positions in strategic account management, including the role of regional vice president of sales, where he received a Chairman's Club award for Outstanding Sales Management. Previous experience included business development positions in marketing and data analytics, servicing business-to-business and business-to-consumer markets.

Larkin earned a Masters in Business Administration from the Loyola University of Business and post graduation, received an Accelerating Sales Force Performance certificate from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management Executive Program.


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