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March 19, 2013 | Tom Ballard

Thigpen named Infographics VP for Business Development

Infographics-tekno(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following announcement was provided by Infographics.)

John Thigpen has joined Knoxville-based Infographics®–a pioneer in the development of innovative product communications and instructional tools–as Vice President of Business Development.

“We are extremely pleased to have John join our talented team,” said Jim Kughler, President of Infographics. “His extensive background in working with new technologies and his broad business development experience makes him uniquely qualified to help us grow the Infographics’ client base and to continue to bring new and more effective ways to address technical communications challenges for our clients.”

Thigpen brings more than 20 years of business-to-business sales experience, mostly in the computer and electronics manufacturing industry. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, early in his career Thigpen worked as a marketing product manager for EloTouch Systems, a global supplier of touchscreen components. This experience led him to be recruited as a regional executive for Micros Systems and later as Vice President and equity partner of Pen-Tech, a leading sales representative for major electronics manufacturers in the Southeast.

A sales leader with a customer service focus, Thigpen was instrumental in the sale and customization of POS/hardware solutions for clients like Regal Entertainment, IdleAire, Stinger Medical, HCA Healthcare, ALCOA, and Lifeway.

Established in 1995, Infographics is a technical design firm with expertise in making complex and technical information easy-to-use.  They specialize in helping clients deliver critical product, technical, and instructional information. Infographics produces user-friendly content in print, video and mobile platforms for consumer-focused brands and retailers including In-Sink-Erator, Lowe’s, Rubbermaid, Husqvarna, Suncast, Trex and Viking Range Corporation, as well as for organizations like the Electric Power Research Institute.