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Management Team

As the industry’s most professionally creative visual solutions team, our management has nearly a century of signage and visual messaging know-how.

“Above and beyond” results come from a great management team. At Signs By Tomorrow, we take your ideas and apply the most effective practices and techniques available. As a team, our management has over ninety years experience, and is always ready to serve you. Trust our staff with all of your sign and messaging needs.

Mike Marcantonio
CEO

Mike Marcantonio invested in SGO with members of the management team in February 2012. He brings an entrepreneurial spirit and success-driven attitude to SGO. As CEO, he will work closely with the leadership team to evolve the sign division into the premier provider of professional grade graphics solutions to businesses and organizations. Marcantonio is also the principal investor in Allegra Network, a graphic and visual communications franchise with nearly 500 locations in North America. Previously, Marcantonio was vice president of tax at Domino’s Pizza, Inc. in Ann Arbor, Mich., from 1995 to 2000. Marcantonio invested in Allegra Network in 2000 and in July 2006, he expanded his role at Allegra Network by becoming chief strategy officer. In 2011, he transitioned to CEO.

Ramon L. Palmer
President

As president, CEO and co-founder of Palmer Vohrer Enterprises, Palmer has been involved with Signs By Tomorrow for the past 10 years as a franchisee, owning and operating four of the national chain’s Maryland locations. Palmer has also served as a member and chairperson of Signs By Tomorrow’s Franchise Advisory Council, on which he played a key role in developing a national website for the firm and establishing an advertising fund for franchisees.

Prior to founding Palmer Vohrer Enterprises in 2001, Palmer worked for a number of other area businesses over his 27-year career, including Cambridge Positioning Systems, Advanced Wireless Technologies, Communications Electronics, Genesis Data Systems and AAI Corporation.

Palmer holds both an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in business from The Johns Hopkins University. He currently resides in Phoenix, Maryland, where he is active in the community as a member of the Board of Directors for the Baltimore Area Council of Boy Scouts of America.

Andrew R. Akers
Vice President - Operations

Andrew has over 20 years experience in the sign and graphic industry. Of those, he has spent 14 years working in various markets across the country. He joined us as Vice President of Operations in November 2002.

Andrew oversees our franchise support operations. He is also the lead on marketing activities for the system, and manages the development of business plans for system stores.

Prior to joining us, Andrew was Vice President of the former All American Sign Shops in Raleigh, North Carolina (1999 to 2002) and held various other upper management positions, including Director of Training (1995 to 1998). He has also spent some time as an Area Representative and Sales Representative for various other national sign companies.

Joe Mauldin
Director - Corporate Accounts

Joe Mauldin has been with us since 2001 and currently serves as the Senior Director of Sales and Support. He is responsible for developing system-wide sales programs and for overseeing the entire support team, including our Director of Operations, Director of Franchise Relations and Franchise Business Consultants (Regional Managers). The support team is responsible for annual store visits, daily and monthly support, store openings and implementing sales programs on both the local and national level.

During his time with Signs By Tomorrow, Joe has also served as a Business Development Manager (2001-2002), Senior Business Development Manager (2002-2003), National Sales Development Manager (2003-2004), Director of Sales and Marketing (2004-2006) and Director of Field Sales and Support (2006-2008). Joe has also assisted with new store build-out and development, consultation for individual stores, sales growth strategies for troubled stores and the development of many of the marketing and sales resources available to our system. 

Prior to joining Signs By Tomorrow, he was completing his Masters in Communications Management at Towson University. He also holds a Graduate Certification in Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Communications, and a Bachelors degree in Marketing and Communication.

Phil Smith
Director - Franchise Relations

Phil joined Signs By Tomorrow in 1986 after a career in the blue printing and drafting field. He started and managed our first headquarters store, which today, is one of the top stores in the system. Phil has also assisted in developing many products and systems that have helped to define our business.

His almost 20 years of experience has contributed significantly to both the success of the company and the involvement of the sign and graphic industry. Phil has been a trainer, mentor, and leader for the vast majority of franchisees and employees in our system.

He has been the Director of Operations since 1995 and is credited with vendor relations and establishing the Sign By Tomorrow Vendor Approved/Preferred program. His history with the company also includes four years as Training Manager (1991-1995), as well as seven years experience managing stores (1986-1993).

Steve Hoyle
Director - Training

Steve began working at the first Signs By Tomorrow company-owned store in 1989 while completing a degree in Advertising and Design at the University of Maryland. During his time with the company, he has gained more than 14 years experience in training. Steve has been the Director of Training since 1995.

He is the lead designer credited with most of the company's logo development and national branding efforts. Steve has developed and refined an extensive training program for both franchisees and store managers. His expertise in training and store openings has contributed to more than 100 stores successes.

Steve was also an Assistant Manager for two company-owned stores (1989-1991), Store Manager (1991-1993), and Assistant Training Manager (1991-1995).

Michael C. Cline
Director - Franchise Sales

Michael Cline joined Signs By Tomorrow in June of 2004 as Director of Franchise Development. From April 2003 to June 2004, he was owner of M2Marketing, Inc. in Baltimore Maryland. He was sales representative of ADnational, a yellow page agency in Columbia, Maryland, from October 2000 to April 2003. From May 1996 to September 2000, he was a mortgage broker with C & F Mortgage in Baltimore, Maryland.

Burke Cueny
Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Burke Cueny joined the team in fall of 2015 after re-loacting from the Detroit, Michigan area. He is highly skilled in a broad array of B2B and B2C marketing areas. He has over 15 years of experience working with printers/direct mail firms and signage and graphics companies in the development and implementation of marketing campaigns.

He spent six years with Domino's Pizza, Inc. as Director of National Advertising, Director of National Field Marketing, Director of Marketing and Regional Marketing Manager. He has also worked with Little Caesars account with The Mars agency as VP of Account Services overseeing co-op and national marketing efforts.

 

Rick Vorher
Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Vohrer joined the Sign & Graphic division after 14 years as a franchise of Signs By Tomorrow, co-owning and operating as many as five centers in the Mid Atlantic area. He was one of the original members and Chairman of the SBT Marketing Task Force for five years, playing a key role in the redesign and launch of marketing collateral, the National Accounts program and restructuring of the advertising fund for franchise members.    

Prior to entering the Visual Communications business, Vohrer worked in the financial services industry, both in an individual sales role as well as sales management. His 27 year sales career included positions with Merrill Lynch, R.K. Tongue Co., and LTC Funding Goup LLC.

Vohrer attended Towson University, earning a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. He also graduated from the Donald T Regan School of Finance and served in the Air Force and Air National Guard. He lives in Hunt Valley, MD, is a passionate waterfowler, dog trainer and bee keeper.

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