Franchise Wire:

FASTSIGNS International, Inc., the worldwide franchisor of FASTSIGNS® sign and graphics centers, has appointed Mark Jameson as senior vice president of franchise development and promoted Brian Wieters to the role of assistant vice president of franchise development. With these appointments FASTSIGNS begins 2010 with an aggressive franchise development campaign.

“Mark is a key addition to the high caliber franchise development team we have in place,” said Catherine Monson, CEO. “With a background that covers all aspects of franchise development—from real estate to operations—Mark will be instrumental in taking the FASTSIGNS franchise to new levels of success.”

A seasoned franchise and retail executive, Jameson is charged with leading the FASTSIGNS franchise development team in all aspects, from “lead to lights-on.” Prior to joining the sign and graphics franchisor, Mark served as the VP of franchise development for franchise-owned brands at CCA Global Partners, including ProSource Wholesale Floorcoverings.

One of the initiatives that Jameson and the FASTSIGNS franchise development team are currently focusing on is its conversion program. Officially announced in 2009, this program focuses on recruiting existing independent sign shops who want to expand and grow their business by becoming a FASTSIGNS sign and graphic center.