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Jan
04
2017

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.”

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT:
DERMOT MEEHAN | BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - EMEA
+353 86 024 71 62
DMeehan@traveltags.com

TAGS:   Dermot Meehan, EMEA, Global, Leadership Team

Dec
07
2016

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.”

 

MEDIA CONTACT:
CHRIS SHIMEK | VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL OPERATIONS
651.554.8517
CJShimek@traveltags.com

TAGS:   Chris Shimek, Leadership Team

Nov
23
2016

2016’s Best Gift Cards

Gift cards are supposed to make gift-giving simpler, reducing the need to worry about the recipient’s tastes and what specific items he or she might already have. But not all gift cards are created equal, which might help explain why nearly $1 billion in value went unused in 2015, despite gift cards being the most popular type of present for the ninth consecutive year.

So in the interest of helping you find the best gift cards for any occasion – whether a birthday, holiday, graduation, etc. – we [WalletHub] compared the 50 most popular options across five major categories: 1) card popularity; 2) average discount; 3) average resale value; 4) retailer appeal; and 5) shipping fees.

 

2016's Best Gift Cards

1. Amazon Gift Card
2. Visa Gift Card
3. iTunes Gift Card
4. American Express Gift Card
5. Walmart Gift Card
6. Target Gift Card
7. Starbucks Gift Card
8. Google Play Gift Card
9. Netflix Gift Card
10. eBay Gift Card

[Check out the rest of the TOP 50 list at WalletHub.com and the Methodology behind this year's findings]

 

Source: wallethub.com, November 10, 2016 - by John S. Kiernan

MEDIA CONTACT:
KATIE SINSKY | MARKETING DEPT.
651 554 8533
KRSinsky@traveltags.com

TAGS:   holidays, trends