WRAPSconnect – Panel Discussion

June 15, 2021 |  8:00 am to 9:30 am

This moderated morning session is an in-depth panel discussion covering everything you need to know about running a wraps business. There will be a 45-minute moderated session followed by 30 minutes of Q&A. This can’t-miss event fills up quickly.

Sponsored by: 

 

Moderator: 

Matt Dixon

Managing Editor, GRAPHICS PRO

 

 

 

 

Meet the Panelists:

Kristin Lanzarone – Wrap Star Pro | [email protected]

Owner operator of WrapStar Pro. 8 years of experience in the wrap industry doing it all from Sales, Design, Print, Production, Installation and Training. Eager to help grow our community by training and participating in leading industry groups. Active member in the Women in Print Alliance and the PDAA Committee.

 

Justin Pate – The Wrap Institute | [email protected]

Justin Pate is owner of The Wrap Institute, the world’s #1 online wrap training platform.  Justin is also head trainer of the Avery Dennison North American hands-on workshop and certification program.  Born and raised in the U.S., he currently resides in Amsterdam, the Netherlands with his wife and daughter.

 

 

Kevin Kempf – PG NOLA | [email protected]

A man full of knowledge and talent, he is a “doer” focused on delivering quality… from his designs to his wraps and marketing. For many in the industry he is not known by his name, but by his nickname: The Professa.

 

 

Jen Carney – Carbon Wraps | [email protected]

Jen is a co-owner of Carbon Wraps, a husband and wife founded and operated specialty wrap and design shop. She is head of marketing, business operations, customer retention and quality assurance, is a trained installer, and has been a part of the team since day one.

 

 

 

Matt Richart – Digital EFX | [email protected]

Matt Richart of Digital EFX Wraps in Louisville KY. My partner in business Dallas Fowler and I have been in business for 17 years. I have trained for Roland DGA 15 years along with teaching the Born to Wrap Program across the country. I also train for our Inside the Wrap shop series. Also a member of the PDAA and M.O.B. This business has become my life and everyday brings a new challenge that I love. This Industry and those involved are unbelievable.

 

 

Dallas Fowler – Digital EFX | [email protected]  

Over 25 years in the Sign Industry, Dallas is the Co-Owner of Digital EFX Wraps and creator of WRAPtoons. He is also the trainer for Roland Born to Wraps Workshops and Inside the Wraps Shop: Design and Wrapping Classes.

 

 

 

Mike Zick – Zick Installations | [email protected]

I started in the sign/graphics industry in 1989. I have worked in all facets of the sign industry from small “quick sign” shops, larger graphic print shops, large electrical sign companies until I started Mike Zick Installations, Inc in 2001. I am a 3M Preferred Installer, 3M Authorized Installation Trainer & member of “Masters of Branding”.

 

 

 

 

Jody Frego – Lv8 Design Group | [email protected]

Jody helped create the Bad Wrap Template system 2006  then was manager / Wrap instructor for Fellers Certified in 2007. He helped build the 3M preferred program and became a 3M authorized trainer in 2009. Jody managed the 3M preferred training center for Lowen, also consulted with multiple companies to improve processes and profitability.

 

 Jim Miller – Miller Decals | [email protected]

Jim Miller is the chief visionary at Miller Decals, LLC, the largest exclusive vinyl installation company in Atlanta, Georgia.  Jim has been installing vinyl since 1979. For over four decades he has performed an extensive array of roles as a competitor and/or judge, TV show cast member, board member, brand representative for numerous trade shows, teacher, technician, and Allstar wrapper straight out of Compton, CA. He is known globally for his ability to make wrapping “look so easy”. In 2016 he became the 1st American to win the title of World Wrap Master. At home he is surrounded by women; his wife, Starla and three daughters, Brittney (25), Kiley (18) and Audrey (15).

 

Chad Parrish – Graphiti Wraps |  [email protected]

a Certified Graphics Installer, Avery Dennison CWI Trainer, 3M Authorized Trainer, President of Graphiti Wraps, Co-Owner of Wrap Mafia tools, began his career in 1998 working in a local digital print shop where he found himself running a vinyl plotter and installing vehicle graphics. It wasn’t long after, he got his hands tangled in large format vinyl, learning different materials, what each of those materials could do, and which ones were best for what applications. It was during this time his passion grew strong while the vehicle wrap industry started to evolve. In March of 2006, Graphiti Wraps was born, a graphics installation company focusing on subcontract installation work for numerous large format print shops, while eventually adding the installation of paint protection, architectural films, along with vehicle wrap training for different manufacturers and distributors, including working side by side with Justin Pate & John Duever for Avery Dennison’s Wrap Training Program.

 

Jamie Mullican – Wrap Artist | [email protected]

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the University Of Tennessee. 3M Authorized Trainer. Owner of Wrap Artist. Owner of School Of Wrap. Founding member Masters of Branding.

Fresh out of college in 1998 with a degree in graphic design Jamie landed his first job at a local sign shop at the infancy of large format printing where he soon began making a name for himself as a designer. In 2004 Jamie took the leap and ventured out on his own to perfect his craft. As founder of Wrap Artist, an agency caliber wrap shop which focuses on the entertainment industry in Nashville, Tennessee, Jamie honed the art of design, production, installation, and shop management. Jamie prides himself on being able to pull a customer’s wildest idea out of their head and transform it into a tangible project through his comprehensive design skills. He recently launched School Of Wrap a 3M Authorized Training and Testing Facility located in the middle of Music City. He is excited to give back to the industry and shape the next generation of graphics installers.

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