Classic Names O'Rourke New Division President
CHARLOTTE, NC—Classic Graphics, with locations here and in Raleigh, NC, has appointed James O’Rourke of Chattanooga, TN, as the company’s new Triangle Division president, effective Aug. 1. O’Rourke previously served as general manager of the Digital/Screen Division of the National Print Group in Chattanooga.
“We are confident that Jim has the background and skills needed to help us take Classic Triangle to a higher level of success,” said Classic Graphics President David Pitts. “He is a perfect fit for Classic’s organizational culture and he will provide a high level of leadership and professionalism to our team.”
Bill Gardner, president of Classic Graphics Corporate, stated, “We worked with NAPL to identify and qualify high-level, talented people. Jim O’Rourke has more than 25 years in the graphics industry, with proven experience in accelerating growth. We feel that Jim will be a great match for our culture and will bring a broad business and industry perspective to Classic. The Triangle Division in Raleigh is poised to become a great source of growth for Classic and Jim is just the person to lead this effort.”
With a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch College, Milwaukee, O’Rourke has a strong computer technology background and a concentration of course work in engineering. Prior to his position at National Print Group, he was a sales and marketing consultant to Colite International in Columbia, SC; president and CEO of FB Johnston Graphics in Chapin, SC; and sales/marketing director and general manager of Brady in Milwaukee.