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Allegra Appoints New Leadership

June 19, 2012

Allegra network, franchisor of brands such as Allegra, American Speedy Printing, Insty-Prints, and Signs Now has appointed Bob Milroy as President of the company’s Print/Marketing Division and Ray Palmer as President of the Sign Division.
Milroy, former President of Alexander Marketing, joined the Allegra Network executive team in 2009 as Chief Marketing Officer. 
“Bob has been instrumental in spearheading the training, sales support, internal marketing resources and supplier partnerships that are enabling our franchise members to make the transition to offering broader-based marketing services,” said CEO Mike Marcantonio. “He has made a significant impact in a short amount of time, and his wealth of knowledge and experience will continue to drive new opportunities for our franchise system.”
Most recently president of Columbia, Md.-based Signs By Tomorrow (SBT), Ray Palmer has also assumed the leadership role for Signs Now to become president of the Allegra Network Sign Division. Members of Allegra Network’s investment group, Palmer and SBT Vice President of Operations Andrew Akers, assumed controlling interest in SBT earlier this year. According to the company, Palmer’s appointment as President of Allegra Network’s Sign Division was made as part of a strategic decision to provide executive oversight for both brands, which share very similar business models, though they will remain separate companies with separate support staffs and programs.
“Ray’s industry insights as a multi-unit franchise owner and proven record in the Signs by Tomorrow franchise system will be assets to Signs Now,” said Marcantonio. “During his tenure at the helm of the SBT network, it has enjoyed nearly two years of solid sales growth, a testament to his leadership skills and business acumen.”
The Allegra Network has over 450 locations throughout North America and ranks within the top 200 franchise companies in the world. It was founded in 1976.