It is hard to believe we are at the end of another year. It has been a fantastic ride, and there have been a few downs, but many more ups! The ups are diverse as they relate to business, the world, and personal stuff. So this is my little year end summary.
We finished up a fantastic year of Avery-Mutoh Car Wrap Training. This was run by Avery with support from Mutoh, and taught by Justin Pate. The classes were a sell out, and the reviews were fantastic. Looking forward to an even better series next year!
My team has evolved and grown, and we are poised to provide the best darn technical support for using Avery Graphics and Reflective materials in North America, and supporting our products throughout the world. We always do our utmost to make sure the customer has a great experience out of the box.. if not call us. we'll help!
Our Avery Graphics and Reflective Solutions name is new (replacing GRPD) , and represents a new forward focus of our corporation. Avery Dennison overall is looking to help make "Inspired Brands and an Intelligent World". My take is that we influence and are involved everyday with global & local brands and companies and are making a concerted effort to engage these groups from every level...making for a successful relationship, and helping all parties succeed.
GRS has added some really cool, and niche filling products. Supreme Wrapping film (SW900 Series) has been a HUGE success here and all over the world, 33 stock colors, and unlimited custom product...what a great way to make a mark or replace paint! MPI 3300 series materials have filled a niche as a value base material with great converting and performance qualities. HV1200 EZ RS, a reflective film with air egress and a repositionable/slideable adhesive system makes graphics easy to apply and easy to see day or night.
On a fun note, a recent business trip took me to the Chicago area, and I had the greatest pleasure of meeting, hearing and singing along with an amazing woman. Dorothy is almost 95, self sufficient, and plays all her piano music from memory. She sings, jokes, and is a wonderful inspiration for all our futures as we age. She plays once a month at the Hackney's Restaurant in Glenview, Illinois, and was all dressed up for Halloween in her red riding hood outfit. What a dear woman, and wonderful time. This is one of the great opportunities to mix business and pleasure. Thanks Dorothy and God Bless! Have a look at the video below. And yes, you may here me in the background!
Overall this has been a hectic, and wonderful year. And I want to say thanks to everyone who supported me, supported our business, and made everything possible. You all know who you are, and I look forward to starting next year fresh and invigorated with new projects, campaigns, products and personal adventures.
Happy Holidays to all!