Ashworth Takes President’s Helm at Schawk Inc.
DES PLAINES, IL—Schawk Inc. announced that its board of directors has appointed Eric Ashworth to the position of president. In this role, Ashworth will direct the overall strategy and implementation of business tactics within the company’s practices, brands and business units worldwide to synthesize new business activities. He will also have executive oversight of the company’s brand development business, which includes Brandimage and Anthem Worldwide.
Ashworth will be based in Chicago and will report to David Schawk, who will continue to serve as CEO.
“This appointment reflects the recent expansion of Eric’s responsibilities and the growing importance of brand development services as a strategic differentiator for Schawk Inc. It also underscores our commitment to delivering distinctive value from the point of brand strategy through visual brand deployment—value that helps define and sell our clients’ brands and protect their equities,” Schawk said.
Ashworth has served as a member of Schawk’s executive leadership team since 2009, reporting to David Schawk as chief strategy officer. Prior to this appointment, he served as chief strategy officer for Anthem Worldwide where he led large-scale branding initiatives for major consumer products companies and retailers around the world.
Prior to joining Schawk, Ashworth was founding partner and president of BlueMint Associates, a branding and design agency acquired by Schawk in 2003. Earlier in his career, he served as chief marketing officer for Fitch Worldwide, as well as in brand leadership roles at Colgate-Palmolive, The Clorox Co. and Levi Strauss & Co.