Materials

Tony Lafuente

Tony Lafuente, our founder, came with his family from Portugal in 1967. He paid his way through Boston College, working three jobs and graduating in 1980. One of those jobs was in the flag-and-banner industry. Shortly after graduation, Tony Lafuente founded Flagraphics, working out of his one-bedroom apartment. His first client was James Rouse, who at that time was inventing festival marketplaces.

Tony Lafuente, Flagraphics
Flagraphics
Boston

Kaijie Chen

Kaijie Chen graduated from Philadelphia University with a master’s degree in Surface Imaging Design and also hold bachelor’s degree in Textile Design & Engineering. She chose to explore the interdisciplinary field of surface design which combines visual design, material exploration and engineering technology to offer cutting edge solutions.

Kaijie Chen, Philadelphia University
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia

The Andrusko Group

The Andrusko Group specializes in architectural applied arts involving stone materials, with a healthy and liberal appreciation of everything else. Founded by Peter Attila Andrusko in 1990, The Andrusko Group serves to educate architects, landscape architects and designers, EG designers, and general contractors about the many varied product and service capabilities being offered to create space in the built environment.

Jeff Brazen

Jeff Brazin is VP of National Accounts for Principal LED (P-LED). He is a proven sales and marketing leader in the plastics industry with a focus on Plastic Manufacturing and Extrusion, Fabrication, Business Development, Pre/Post Sales, Consultative Sales & Training.

Jeff Brazen, Principal LED
Principal LED
Detroit

Michael Burch

Michael J. Burch is the General Manager and a Principal at ScottAG, and has been with ScottAG on a full time basis since 1991. He has performed nearly every function within the company, and now manages the business and oversees large projects in sales, design, and production. Michael's education and experience in planning and architecture give him an ideal background for the projects ScottAG undertakes. He has managed many regional mall renovations, historic renovation projects, and large institutional projects.

Michael Burch, Scott AG
Scott AG
Santa Rosa, CA

Anthony Deen

Anthony is the creative director and partner of Place+Make/Place+Code, an integrated, environmental design practice. He is a multi-disciplinary designer, educator and writer with over 25-years experience in creating and building innovative environments ranging from public parks to corporate offices to specialty retail stores. Anthony’s focus is on developing sustainable and resilient environments. Recent projects include Central Park, Valley Medical Center and the World Trade Center.

Anthony Deen, ESI Design
ESI Design
New York

Mike McCarthy

Mike McCarthy is the 2020 SEGD Secretary/Treasurer, a member of the 2020 SEGD Board and Vice President at DCL in Boston.

Mike received a dual degree from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he double majored in Mechanical Engineering and Visual Art.

Mike McCarthy, Design Communications LTD
DCL
Boston

Kevin Cherashore

Kevin Cherashore is the Owner/President of Direct Embed Coating Systems LLC and MS Signs. Kevin and Mo Ladak established MS Signs in 2008 after extensive careers in the sign industry. Their lofty goal was to improve lives and make the world a better place through sharing their skills in the development of superior companies and institutions. This translated to an approach centered on supporting the strategies of elite businesses through close relationships based on trust, education, and transparency.

Kevin Cherashore, MS Signs
MS Signs
Paterson, NJ

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