STAMPIN' UP! ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT
23 August 2010
SALT LAKE CITY-Shelli Gardner, CEO and co-founder of Stampin' Up!®, has announced the appointment of a new president. Rich Jutkins, who has worked at Stampin' Up! for the past nine years as Director and Vice President of Logistics, will serve in this new position.
"Rich started his career with Smith's Food and Drug in manufacturing," observed Gardner. "He also has invaluable experience in educating, implementing change, and leading. His passion for Stampin' Up!, his commitment to our demonstrators (sales force), and his skills as a leader will be valuable moving forward."
A Utah native, Jutkins worked for more than a decade with Smith's, running its culture (dairy) and ice cream plants, before spending several years teaching biology, chemistry, and physics and coaching basketball. He joined Stampin' Up! in 2001 and has overseen operations in the Kanab manufacturing facility and the Riverton home office. A graduate of the University of Utah, Jutkins and his wife, Wendi, have four children. The couple currently resides in Riverton, Utah.
Jutkins is replacing Dale Fillmore, who announced his retirement today. Fillmore joined the Stampin' Up! family in June 2006, after a 30-year career with State Farm Insurance Companies.
"From the beginning, we knew we wouldn't have Dale for very long," Gardner noted. "He came out of retirement to work with us, and I am extremely grateful for the inspiring leadership, vision, and service he has provided during the past four years-he will be dearly missed."
Gardner will continue to serve in her role as Stampin' Up! co-founder and CEO.
About Stampin' Up!
Stampin' Up!, a multi-million dollar direct-sale company, offers an exclusive line of decorative stamp sets and accessories for card making, craft projects, home décor, scrapbooking and digital designing. Currently, tens of thousands of demonstrators from the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom teach the art of stamping. Stampin' Up! operates two state-of-the-art facilities including an 80,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Kanab, Utah; and a 300,000-square-foot corporate office, distribution center, and demonstrator support call center in Riverton, Utah. For more information call 801.257.5329 or visit www.stampinup.com.