TTI Launches Short-Run Quick-Turn Manufacturing Cell to Complement Large Production Orders

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN – April 24, 2017 – Travel Tags, Inc., a worldwide manufacturer of unique card services, announces the debut of their streamlined solution for short run, quick-turn production. The streamlined program provides clients a 3-day turn time for short run orders, ideal for a variety of marketing, promotional and regional campaigns that require customized solutions quickly.

In alignment with TTI’s current print quality, the short-run quick-turn program has G7 Master Qualification from the world’s leading print facility validation association, Idealliance. This certification ensures color expectations are met and exceeded by upholding specific international standards in printing press calibration and proofing systems. Furthermore, clients can expect color consistency when printing on multiple formats to support brand management.

“The integration of the quick-turn short-run program has expanded our ability to serve small and large brands with highly customized projects that build consumer engagement and ultimately grow brand passion,” stated Timothy Lebens, vice president of sales and marketing. “With our streamlined process, the short-run quick-turn program is the answer to reacting quickly to market needs and being ready for the unexpected.”

For over forty years, TTI has held a passion for improving processes to maximize efficiencies while maintaining a high quality product for a variety of merchants, big and small. They do this by staying current on new technologies, developing applications, investing in new and improved equipment and listening to the needs of their customers.

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TTI Appoints Dermot Meehan, Business Development Manager for EMEA

 INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN – Travel Tags, Inc. announces the appointment of Dermot Meehan as business development manager for Europe, Middle East and Asia regions. Mr. Meehan joins TTI with eight years in the financial services sector, focusing on open loop gift card programs across all European countries.

Dermot’s extended career history covers several different market segments ranging from media to property sales. He is also a fluent Spanish speaker having lived in Spain for 22 years. Throughout his various experiences, Mr. Meehan has developed a deep understanding of doing effective business with various cultures.

“We’re thrilled to have Dermot on our team,” said Timothy Lebens, vice president of sales and marketing at Travel Tags, Inc. “He’ll give us excellent insight into regions we may be overlooking and develop strategies for how we can penetrate profitable markets while utilizing our manufacturing and fulfillment facilities in the United States and Europe.”

His passion for customer service and innovation will help TTI identify new opportunities worldwide and grow value propositions to better resonate with global customers. As an Irish native, Mr. Meehan will be based out of Dublin, Ireland and manage all business development related to the European, Middle Eastern and Asian regions.

“I am excited to join such a recognized leader in the card manufacturing industry,” said Mr. Meehan. “As I continue to learn about TTI’s vast range of printing capabilities and full-solution services, I’m confident we can identify new innovations to improve our offering for customers in emerging markets with significant potential.”



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Travel Tags, Inc. Appoints Chris Shimek, VP Global Operations

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN – Travel Tags, Inc. announces the appointment of Chris Shimek as vice president of global operations. Mr. Shimek is succeeding Ken Dishno, who will be retiring after a remarkable career of 11 years of continuous service to the company and its employees.

A talented individual, Mr. Shimek has more than 25 years of experience in business strategy and execution. 

“Chris is an excellent addition to our organization,” said Al Rausch, president of Travel Tags, Inc. “With a focus on integrity, honesty, people development, strategy and process, we have no doubt he will deliver immediate and high-impact results.”

Mr. Shimek has a passion for continuous improvement and excellent experience with the tools, techniques and methodologies that focus on waste reduction and elimination.  His approach is hard on process, easy on people – always assuming positive intent.  With a collaborative and team-oriented mindset, he will be a great fit for TTI, both culturally and professionally. He will focus on operational excellence and world class performance in the categories of Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost. 

“I am excited to join such a recognized leader in the card manufacturing industry,” said Shimek. “As we continue to expand and explore new markets, I plan to instill my proven methodologies and techniques to bolster the operational excellence at each of our facilities.”



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