February 15, 2016
HUTCHINSON, KS – Effective immediately, Ron Sellers will transition from the role of president to the newly-created position of vice chairman. His efforts will focus primarily on stockholder representation, community service and select customer accounts.
Tom Sellers, formerly executive vice president, will serve as chief executive officer.
Joe Ontjes, who joined the company’s executive management team in 2015, will serve as president.
“Tom and Joe represent the next two decades of leadership,” Ron Sellers said. “We’re excited about the company’s ongoing potential to provide exceptional service to existing and future customers.”
Mert Sellers, who purchased the company in 1970, continues as chairman. The Sellers family maintains ownership and affirms its commitment to the company’s long-term success.
Employing nearly 80 people in six cities across Kansas, the company’s workforce boasts an average tenure of more than 12 years with Luminous Neon Art & Sign Systems and a collective 1,216 years of sign industry experience. Founded in 1928, the company celebrates its 88th anniversary in 2016.
As the largest on-premise sign provider in Kansas, the company offers full project management capabilities including design, fabrication, installation, service and repair. Customers include banks, hospitals, restaurants, retailers, professional service firms, movie theaters, hotels, colleges, multi-location operators, shopping centers, nonprofit organizations and others.