Eric Bartosz Director of Business Development
Contra Vision North America, Inc. announces the appointment of Eric Bartosz to the position of Director of Business Development. Bartosz is a 20 year veteran of the print industry and, prior to joining Contra Vision North America, Inc., worked with Windsor Marketing Group where he served as Vice President of National Accounts partnering with top US retailers on developing and executing their in-store visual merchandising campaigns. Previously, Bartosz was the Northeast Regional Sales Manager for Clear Focus Imaging and worked extensively with the distribution, printer and end-user channels on window graphic applications.
Bartosz obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Management at St. John’s University and earned his MBA at DeSales University with a concentration in Marketing.
Bartosz is based in Pennsylvania and will cover the North East, working with other members of the sales and customer service team, Pat Henrietta in Tennessee, Gary Stoltenberg in California and Emily Seawell based in the Atlanta office, all supporting printers, distributors and clients throughout North America.
Bartosz comments, “I’m thrilled to be joining the Contra Vision team and I look forward to helping contribute to the rich history of industry innovation and expertise for which the company has become so renowned over the years. We live in an exciting era for see-through graphics and Contra Vision North America, Inc. is extremely well suited to help clients deliver their brand messages across the spectrum of glass applications where creativity continues to extend the medium into new areas”.
Van Duinkerken Sport & Kamperen, a sport and outdoor pursuits retailer, approached Printhouse as they wanted to ensure that their new Outdoor Sports & Camping store would be noticed. Their new location, next to a busy highway, meant that lots of potential customers were passing every day, so there was a real value in attracting attention.
Contra Vision® was chosen as the unique one-way characteristics of perforated window film allow designers to create stunning effects on glass without losing the valuable daylight coming in
As part of a combined effort, iDeal Displays worked with Corporate Events’ Project Manager to produce over 400 metres of print for both the exterior and interior. WRc’s offices presented a unique challenge due to the architectural design and the fact that they are constructed predominantly from glass. Corporate Events wanted something that would provide visible impact but also allow natural light into the workspace. The graphics featured Contra Vision®Performance™ in a 30 percent transparency. The unique one-way characteristics of Contra Vision provides the optimum balance between vibrancy of image, see-through vision and privacy.
Teams from both businesses worked together to install the graphics to 87 exterior windows. Factors such as scale, the weather and grassy areas meant this installation phase took place over a week and involved the use of trackway and high reach plant equipment. Find out more…
Location for the UK Celebration of World Intellectual Property Day
Today, 26 April, will see the UK’s celebration of World Intellectual Property Day take place in the House of Commons Terrace Pavilion. The event will be attended by Minister for Intellectual Property, Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe, Intellectual Property professionals, users of the Intellectual Property system and Parliamentarians from both Houses, the event is presented annually by the Intellectual Property Awareness Network.
Chaired by Professor Ruth Soetendorp, Chair of IPAN, speakers at this year’s event include:
- Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe – Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Intellectual Property
- Dr Paulo Aversa – Lecturer in Strategy at Cass Business School; Fellow of the Center for Automotive and Mobility Innovation at University Ca’Foscari, Venice
- Dr Anthony Tridico – Managing Partner of Finnegan’s European office in London, Expert in post-grant proceedings for US and European Patent Law
- John Ogier – Director and Vice-Chair, IPAN. Intellectual Property Economist
Titled “IP in the fast lane”, the presentations and discussions range from the impact of IP in the technical advance of Formula 1 to its importance in more mundane but critical technologies and creative contributions to the economic development of our society.
The Intellectual Property Awareness Network (IPAN), seeks to inform and engage with policy makers, educational establishments and financial institutions by a variety of means, including “IP briefs” on IP issues, updated and published annually on WIPD, then posted on the IPAN website http://www.ipaware.net.
Roland Hill, IPAN Parliamentary Convenor – Director of the Intellectual Property Awareness Network and Chairman of Contra Vision Ltd. and his team are proud to have helped in the co-ordination and organisation of this noteworthy event.
Contra Vision wrapped tour bus for Merida
Merida Bike wanted to show their support for the prestigious Giro D’Italia, (Italian cousin of the Tour de France)with a colourful tour bus. The race takes place annually in May and this year will start in Apeldoorn in the Netherlands, before cyclists head over the Alps and down to Italy.
The tour bus will follow the riders and the vibrant pink design will ensure that it is visible to all the fans. Contra Vision® was used to extend the design over the windows to increase impact and deliver greater privacy for those on board. Read more….
Feature window on the new Salvation Army Building, Bristol
The team behind the re-building of the Salvation Army church and community centre in Bristol wanted to make the most of the feature glass window by adding a graphic design, visible day or night.
All Signs, Bristol were brought in to deliver a suitable application and ensure an effective result. The brief looked to replicate the effect of stained glass with vibrant colours and a symbolic design. Lighting was a key consideration as the large meeting room behind the window graphics needed to maintain as much natural daylight as possible.
The end result is a stunning addition to the new building that will provide a beacon of light in the heart of the community. Find out more…
Contra Vision® delivers a powerful image without impacting the interior
Contra Vision® Canadian distributor, ND Graphics recently worked with Optimum Graphiques to add visual impact and a message of hope to the façade of the Shriners Hospital for Children of Montreal.
Contra Vision®Performance™ in a 40% transparency was used to provide striking graphics for the newly built hospital. After completion, the hospital board wanted to add a modernized look to the building by adding graphics to the 234 windows (36″ x 40″) on the façade without blocking the patients’ view from the inside; one of the key benefits of choosing Contra Vision® see-through graphics.
Installing Contra Vision® at Shiners Hospital Montreal
The image of a child running in the tall grass with balloons, was chosen to represent joy and well-being, while ensuring the image worked with the architecture of the hospital, adding to the esthetics of the building and surroundings; people can see it from miles away, so an iconic building has become something of a local landmark, projecting a positive message.
Optimum Graphiques, in Laval Quebec (Canada), was thrilled with how easy this material was to produce and install. Mario Proulx, President of Optimum Graphiques, said it was almost ‘’too good to be true’’ that the 234 panels were produced and installed with absolutely no problems at all”.
A job well done and a visually powerful message which is fast becoming a Montreal landmark!