Panel of Experts

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Bob Hagel

Bob Hagel and his wife Dana own Eagle’s Mark Awards & Signs, offering a full line of personalized products using laser engraving, sand etching, and full-color UV direct print on products. They have offered awards, recognition, and signage products to organizations for more than a decade in the Southern California wine country. He can be reached at bob@eaglesmark.com.

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Steve Capper

Steve Capper along with his wife, Nora, and their daughters, Jami and Toni, owns and operates A-1 Awards, Inc. in Indianapolis. He has been associated with the awards and recognition industry since 1958, and has given numerous seminars since 1979.

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Ruth Dobbins

Ruth Dobbins has been in the glass business for over 40 years and offers experience in all glass-etching techniques as well as in fused and cast glass. Ruth holds a Master’s Degree in Art and was a partner in an art glass wholesale supply and studio company in Europe before joining forces with her late husband, Norm. You can reach Ruth by email at ruth@etchmaster.com, or by phone at 505-473-9203.

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Michael Perrelli

Michael Perrelli, Marketing Manager, joined the Direct Color Systems team toward the end of 2013. In addition to managing the development and implementation of lead generation programs, Michael is responsible for managing all of DCS’s marketing activities, communications, and strategies. Michael earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Rhode Island. Michael can be reached at michael.perrelli@directcolorsystems.com.

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Cheryl Kuchek

Cheryl Kuchek is the owner of Just my Imagination DeZigns Inc. and has been active in the personalization industry for over 10 years. Cheryl has a passion for the industry and a love for helping people; she was the first to start a Facebook group to do just that. Sublimation for Beginners and Beyond is a resource to help those first starting out and those who are advanced. Cheryl can be reached at cheryl@justmyimaginationdezigns.com.

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Colin VanLint

Colin VanLint is a Sublimation Specialist that started with JDS Industries in 2015. Colin graduated with a Bachelor of Art with an emphasis on Multimedia Design from Northern State University in 2014 where he learned graphic design skills. While attending college, he worked as a computer and printer technician, acquiring years of troubleshooting and repair skills. Colin can be reached at colinv@jdsindustries.com.