Amherst, New York-based IIMAK, makers of films, inks and thermal transfer papers used in a variety of industries, announces the hiring of Kevin Lumberg as an account manager. He is now responsible for developing new customers for IIMAK, along with identifying and driving product development opportunities.
For many years before IIMAK, Lumberg worked in sales and support at Johnson Plastics Plus, and wrote sublimation and digital personalization articles for Sign & Digital Graphics‘ sister publication, Awards & Engraving. He also presented seminars and training classes at trade shows. “I have always enjoyed chatting and interacting with end users because there are a lot of smart people who have overcome obstacles with technologies. Their ingenuity took digital print technologies to places that many times were undiscovered,” Lumberg says.
Lumberg decided to pursue a career at IIMAK because he “wanted to work for a forward-thinking company with strong R&D. I was blown away when I first visited them and interacted with the employees that were working there. Everyone is smart and dedicated to doing things the right way.”
He has many goals for his new position, including to continue being a liaison between customers and IIMAK, and to find solutions that the market can benefit from. “I have always looked at things through the eyes of the customer, which has enabled me to help people find solutions to their problems and be successful with those solutions,” Lumberg adds.
Through the new position, Lumberg is excited to learn about new technologies and help spur the development of new products to meet customer demands. “Not every technology is an end-all and be-all for everything. Each has its strengths and weaknesses. I have a long history with sublimation, but I am learning some new technologies like latex and direct-to-garment, and I want to learn everything I can about those. I want to continue to be a person that is entrusted by people in the industry to help them be successful,” he says.