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SAi strengthens board with three new appointments

SAi, the leading provider of software solutions for the signmaking, digital printing and CNC machining industries, has added three new members to its board “to support strategic planning and decision-making.”  Dan Purjes, Edna Purjes and Rudy Baron will work alongside existing board members of the Salt Lake City, Utah-based company.


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 (l-r) New SAi board members Dan Purjes and Edna Purjes

 “I’m delighted to welcome Dan, Edna and Rudy to SAi’s board and am certain that their wealth of business experience and expertise will be tremendously beneficial in strengthening our strategic decision-making,” said SAi CEO Mark Blundell.

Dan Purjes is the chairman and CEO of New York investment banking firm Rockwood Group and brings a vast amount of business development expertise to the role, having taken several businesses from start-up to profitable enterprises with, in some cases, revenues of hundreds of millions of dollars. 

Edna Purjes, CEO of New Jersey-based Jolie Papier, a leading international design and manufacturer of commercial and residential vinyl wallcoverings, also offers a wealth of knowledge in business management. 

Dan and Edna (“Ed”) Purjes are also the founders of The Purjes Foundation, a charitable trust that aims to increase public awareness about the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. Dan suffered a heart attack in 2011 then reversed his heart disease by converting to a plant-based, whole foods lifestyle.

Rudy Baron joins the board with solid print industry that stems from his acquisition of an AlphaGraphics franchise. Specializing in digital printing, mailing and fulfilment, and large format printing, Baron’s franchise achieved Gold Circle status in 1995. He also served on the AlphaGraphics Network Leadership Council, guiding their strategy and global vision.

2644 main 1 760x788SA International (SAi) is recognized as a global leader in providing software solutions from design to production for the signmaking, digital printing and CNC machining industries. 

SAi Flexi ranks as the world’s number one software for signmaking and is found on more wide-format printers than any other RIP. In addition, the company is one of the leaders in the CNC machining market with its EnRoute CAD/CAM software.

The company has a network of resellers around the world with over 200,000 customers in more than 150 countries.