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Wright Global Graphics taps 29-year corporate veteran to head manufacturing
THOMASVILLE, N.C., Oct. 13, 2016 –Wright Global Graphics (WGG), the home furnishings industry leader in innovative marketing services and branding support, has named Garry Jones its new vice president of manufacturing. Jones, a 29-year veteran of the company, succeeds Doug Floyd who recently retired after 42 years with the company. Jones, who reports to Wright Global Graphics President and CEO Greg Wright, oversees all production for the company at its four domestic manufacturing facilities in North Carolina and Georgia.
Jones joined Wright Global Graphics in 1987 as a graphic artist responsible for pre-press layout followed by his position as a designer of labels. He was later named manager of Wright Global Graphics’ pre-press department and oversaw the company’s move from an analog process into a digital workflow. Jones spent a brief stint in sales, research and development and as wide format manager before being named vice president of showroom solutions.
“Garry’s talent and leadership skills are an incredible asset to us,” Wright said. “As a valued member of our team, he is a strategic planner with a firm grasp of current and emerging manufacturing technologies. His leadership skills are impeccable, and Garry has a great knack for honing talent. Under Garry’s leadership we’ll continue to see increases in our manufacturing capabilities and in our ability to meet our clients’ needs in an accurate and timely manner.”
A graduate of Randolph Technical Community College in Asheboro, N.C., Jones holds a degree in applied art and has a background in signage design. A maker of homemade, gourmet jerky and a craft beer enthusiast, Jones is married with two sons and lives in Wallburg, N.C.
Bill and Tom Wright founded Wright of Thomasville, now known as Wright Global Graphics, in 1961 on the idea that printing was a creative medium and the belief that “a promise made is a promise kept.” The Wright brothers focused their attention on providing exceptional printing for the home furnishing, carpet and rug industries. The Wright family continues that tradition today to include solutions for the Action Sports and Beverage Industry by providing one-stop, turnkey, creative solutions for their clients’ graphic needs. Today, the company is run by Bill’s sons Greg, Don and Ron. With 192 employees and four domestic facilities, as well as a Wright Global Graphics plant in China, the company delivers on its promise of exceptional value, and accurate delivery, regardless of the product’s final destination.
Sheila Long O’Mara