John Tomczyk joins Travel Tags, Inc. as Vice President of Innovation

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN – Travel Tags, Inc. today announced that John Tomczyk has joined the company as vice president of innovation.

After a brief departure in 2012 to pursue other opportunities, Tomczyk has rejoined the company’s senior leadership team. He will play an integral role in driving the company’s growth initiatives, with a particular focus on advanced printing technologies and business and process innovation.

A pioneer and innovator in the field of lenticular print techniques and card manufacturing, Tomczyk has over 22 years of experience in the industry and is sole or co-inventor on more than a dozen printing and dimensional imaging related patents. Tomczyk is responsible for breakthroughs such as dimensional gift and credit cards, dimensional in-mold labels, spot lens materials and many cards in Travel Tags’ line of sustainable solutions.

“We could not be more thrilled to have John back on the team,” said Eric Pohl, vice president of sales. “He has always embodied the company’s core values and our focus on exceptional customer service. He also has an extraordinary talent for developing smart solutions to our customers’ most pressing challenges.”
“I am excited to begin working with John,” said director of product development Steve Dunn. “The depth and breadth of his experience puts us in an even stronger competitive position.”

“Travel Tags has made significant investments in talent and capital to be the World’s leader in card production and related services, and I am excited to get back to work to serve our customers to make their dreams a reality,” said Tomczyk.

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Travel Tags Events in 2014

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN - 2014 was a busy year and again found us in all corners of the United States for various industry events. Check back soon for our 2015 event schedule regarding details on when & where can visit!



Money 2020
Nov 2-6
Las Vegas, NV

Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) Summit
July 27-29
Philadelphia, PA

The Gift Card Network Regional Summit
June 11th
Atlanta, GA

The Blackhawk Summit
May 13-16
Palm Desert, CA

International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA) Expo
April 6-9
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

InComm Partner Alliance
March 30-April 2
Phoenix, AZ

All Payments Expo (formerly Prepaid Expo)
March 3-5
Las Vegas, NV

The Gift Card Network Regional Summit
February 12th
Seattle, WA



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GCN Education Committee Members Make History with “Gift Card 101: In Store Overview”


The Gift Card Network Education Committee, chaired by Powerhouse Brands and Travel Tags, has published 28 pages of designed, peer-contributed content focused on giving tips and advice to merchants looking to build a gift card program. This member-created piece is the first purely educational content contributed by a diverse group of companies within the gift card industry.

The first installation, "In Store Overview" encompasses the best way to create and merchandise fixtures, utilize promotions and signage, train field employees, minimize fraud, and create and utilize design and materials for gift cards."

The Education Committee is made up of a number of companies that offer gift card products and services who are interested in educating their community on a variety of subjects. In order to create the information for Gift Card 101, the GCN Education Committee collects member advice and opinion. They write and collaboratively edit copy, then the content is designed, produced, and published by media partner Powerhouse Brands. Future planned installations include Gift Card 101 for other gift card subjects, such as B2B, online, third party sales, and card production.

About Gift Card Network:
The Gift Card Network is a community of gift card industry members that connect, collaborate and contribute through a highly specialized online platform, events, and group discussions. Members identify and create media and information around education, challenges, and potential solutions to help the industry move forward. Find out more at

About Powerhouse Brands Consulting LLC:
Powerhouse Brands Consulting is a gift card focused consulting firm, specializing in helping companies within the gift card industry identify their best opportunities and execute them. With experienced consultants from a variety of industries, Powerhouse Brands can educate, plan, and run any aspect of merchant gift card programs including business and strategic development for in-store, online, B2B, and third party channels, and can bring valuable insight and opportunities to other companies that work with these merchants. Find out more at

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