Brainerd, Minn. – CJK Group, a national portfolio of print and publishing-related services, announced today the appointment of Todd Vanek as President of Bang Printing and Sentinel Printing companies. Most recently, Mr. Vanek served as Executive Vice President of Sales overseeing the sales and customer service activities for the two companies.
In his new role, Mr. Vanek will direct the ongoing operations of both locations. Bang and Sentinel are both sales growth–oriented organizations, so his primary focus will be to examine existing processes, identify opportunities for improvement, and then implement any changes necessary to support the projected growth of these organizations.
Doug Walter, Vice President of Sales for Sentinel Printing, will assume the responsibilities for sales at Bang Printing in addition to his responsibilities at Sentinel.
“Todd is a dynamic leader in our organization. His deep knowledge of the printing industry, strategic thinking capabilities, and outstanding relationship skills will be assets to him in this new role,” said Chris Kurtzman, CEO of CJK Group, Inc. “As we look to the future, and consider additional acquisitions, we want to make sure we are in the best position to embrace the growth of our individual companies which, ultimately, will help propel the overall growth of CJK Group.”
Todd is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Morris. He joined Bang Printing in 1997 and held several roles in customer service and sales before being promoted to Vice President of Sales in 2000. He has been intricately involved in the acquisitions made by the CJK Group and will remain a member of CJK’s executive leadership team.