Vision Integrated Graphics Group, a leading full-service marketing solutions provider with locations in the Chicagoland area, announced its acquisition of Tobe Direct, one of the nation’s leading direct marketing companies, with production facilities in Bolingbrook, Ill. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. However, the 50,000-square-foot Tobe Direct facility and all of its employees will be retained. Following the acquisition, Vision Integrated Graphics will have four locations in the Chicagoland area, 267 employees and generate approximately $70 million in annual revenue. The merger will combine Tobe Direct’s turn-key direct marketing solutions and full-service lettershop capabilities with Vision’s existing Web-based technologies and high-end graphic manufacturing and fulfillment capabilities. The newly combined company will leverage a broad production platform and deliver an extensive array of integrated services, securing Vision’s role as one of the most dynamic marketing solutions companies in Chicagoland and the country.
Allen Press, Inc., is excited to announce the addition of Marcus Roberts to its growing executive sales team.
Roberts has more than 25 years of experience selling advertising production services, design and print to retail companies and design firms nationwide. He has a proven track record of helping major retailers increase traffic and sales through advertising production, direct mail and technological solutions. In his position at Allen Press, Roberts will continue to work with retail clients and design firms as they use these creative solutions to achieve their goals.
“I am very excited that Marcus has joined Allen Press. He has a creative eye, a desire to help and deep experience in print design and production,” said Martine Padilla, Vice President of Sales. “He is an excellent addition to the team as we move Allen Press forward.”
Roberts comes to Allen Press from Colortek and was previously a sales executive at Vertis Inc., Mozaic Inc. and Missouri Color Prepress. During his career Roberts has worked with major retailers and design firms such as Kohls Department Store, Barkley, Price Chopper Grocers, Valu Merchandisers and Payless Shoe Source.