About Us

We're Identity Group

Simplifying interior spaces with exceptionally designed signage & visual décor

Hospitality Signs

Architectural Signs

Visual Décor

At Identity Group,

we’ve been creating and manufacturing interior signs for over 67 years. Founded in the 1950s, we spent decades perfecting our process and forming partnerships with some of the biggest brands in the industry; cementing ourselves as the largest interior sign manufacturer in the United States. Today we have more than 200,000 square feet of manufacturing space spanning across the nation, including our original space in Cookeville, TN, and additional campuses in Brunswick, ME, and Wichita, KS. Our unique approach to sign creation makes us an invaluable partner for some of the most iconic brands, such as Marriott Bonvoy, Amazon, and the NFL. In an industry that’s rapidly evolving, our team is committed to creating innovative and timeless solutions for our clients. Let’s build something great together.

of Experience
+ million
Signs Sold
How It’s Made

The Identity Group Process

IdG Step Box


We can help you dream the next big thing, or bring your crafted vision to life.


Our attention to detail ensures we set a roadmap from beginning to end.


Building from steps 1 & 2 this is where we map out the sign specific details, for every single sign.


Our production team takes over and makes the hard work reality, creating the physical product.

Delivery &

We ensure you have everything you need to bring your property to life!



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Sam Richardson: Chief Executive Officer for Manufacturer of ADA Building Signage.

Sam Richardson

Chief Executive Officer
Sam Richardson was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Identity Group Holding Company in June 2019. ...
Continue Reading He has led the company through an important transformational period including the launch of Identity Group's first eCommerce website, entry into high growth market verticals, and operational streamlining positioning the company for double-digit growth.

Sam previously served as the VP/GM of the Americas for Fellowes Brands based in Chicago and VP of US Enterprise for HP Inc. Between 2007 and 2010, Sam held leadership positions at Lexmark International in their retail/commercial print and supplies division. He began his career at International Paper Co in a variety of sales, operations, and general management roles both domestically and internationally in Europe.

Sam earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Hamilton College in Clinton, NY. He holds an Executive Certificate of Completion from Harvard Business School as well as LEAN Six Sigma practices throughout his career.
Bob Tate: Chief Financial Officer for Manufacturer of ADA Building Signage.

Bob Tate

Chief Financial Officer
Bob Tate is the Chief Financial Officer of Identity Group. He oversees all aspects of our financial...
Continue Reading and business system activities which include financial planning and analysis, corporate and strategic planning, treasury, financial reporting, pricing and business technology.

Previously, Bob served as the chief financial officer for Orchid Orthopedic Solutions. He also held CFO and key financial positions at IMDS, Flextronics, and Avail Medical Products.

Bob earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance from Texas Christian University. Afterward, he earned a Masters of International Business from the University of South Carolina.

Bryan Hara

Chief Revenue Officer
Bryan Hara was named Chief Revenue Officer of Identity Group in December 2019. He is responsible for expanding...
Continue Reading new and existing revenue channels by leading a team of seasoned sales professionals.

Prior to joining Identity Group, Bryan served as the VP of Client Engagement for Schawk Inc. During his 19-year tenure with this company, he held positions as the Director of Client Engagement - Asia Pacific, VP of International Business, and more. Bryan started his career in corporate real estate sales in Beijing, China.

Bryan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing from the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business with a minor in Asian languages. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and earned a certificate from Beijing Language and Cultural University in Chinese language.
Lee Brantley: Chief People Officer for Manufacturer of ADA Building Signage.

Lee Brantley

Chief People Officer
Lee Brantley is the Chief People Officer for Identity Group and is responsible for all HR policies and procedures,...
Continue Reading including internal communications, maintaining a positive workplace culture, recruitment, talent management, risk mitigation, and employee development/benefits.

From 2010 to June 2019, Lee has held a variety of positions within Identity Group. He started his career here as the Director of HR and was promoted to Executive VP of HR and then Chief Human Resources officer before settling into his current role in June of 2019.

Lee has worked in the Human Resources field for over 30 years and holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee Technical College.

Josh Wolfgram

Head of Operations, Décor Signage Division
Josh Wolfgram is the Head of the Décor Signage Division and is responsible for all operational aspects of Visual Décor signs,...
Continue Reading a segment of our business focused on retail and corporate environments.

Based in Brunswick, ME, Josh has been part of Identity Group since 2002. He has held positions in procurement, planning, and operations management. He has played a primary role in Identity Group growth initiatives and technology investments during his tenure.

Josh holds a BS Degree in Graphic Communications from Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business at Clemson University.

Ryan Manning

Head of Operations, Architectural Sign Division
Ryan Manning is Head of the Architectural Signs Division and has responsibilities over all operational...
Continue Reading functions of the division. Before joining Identity Group, Ryan served as a Supply Chain Program Director for Tesla, Inc in Palo Alto, California. In addition, Ryan has held several operational leadership roles throughout his career, such as director of operations and plant manager, and spent several years consulting across various manufacturing industries for Deloitte Consulting LLC. Ryan holds an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, an MS in Corporate Finance, and a BS in Forensic Science (Chemistry).

Angie Harris Oakley

Head of IT Solutions & FP&A
Angie joined Identity Group in 2010 as a Cost Accountant and has since held several positions...
Continue Reading within the Finance Department. In 2020, she was promoted to Senior Director of IT Solutions and Financial Planning & Analysis. She oversees a team of seasoned IT and IS professionals and is responsible for Data Integrity and Financial Planning and Analysis for Identity Group.

Previously, Angie held various manufacturing accounting positions at Nielsen Bainbridge LLC, Mueller Industries, Eaton Corporation, and ArvinMeritor.

Angie holds a BS Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Tennessee Technological University.

Koell Collins

Head of Client Services & Marketing
Koell joined Identity Group in June 2020 as Director of Customer Experience and Operations at our...
Continue Reading Wichita Campus. She was promoted to Director of Pre-Production and Customer Experience over both the Wichita and Cookeville Campuses in March 2021, Sr. Director of Operations and Customer Experience in 2022, and then this year as Head of Client Services & Marketing. Her responsibilities, among many, include developing and integrating customer experience standards and best practices into our solutions, daily operations, and customer interactions.

Prior to joining Identity Group, Koell managed key accounts at Midwest Single Source and Office Max Inc., the latter where she also served as Hub Manager of their Print and Document Services. She also held positions at Southard Corporation and Sykes.

Koell holds Bachelor and Master Industry Certifications from the Advertising Specialty Institute and attended Barton County Community College as well as Fort Hays State University.

Dustin Brewer

Head of Supply Chain and Logistics
Dustin Brewer joined Identity Group as Head of Supply Chain and Logistics in early 2022...
Continue Reading Dustin previously served as Plant Manager of multi-site operations for Kennametal Inc between 2018 and 2022. Prior to that Dustin held a number Materials Management, Operations and Supply Chain roles for Kennametal, ABB and DENSO.

Dustin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a concentration in Finance from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.
Letter from CEO


For over 65 years, Identity Group has been the market leader in producing custom and standard ADA Signs, Visual Décor, Hospitality and Architectural Signage. It is a really exciting company to be partnering with and working for!

We have always believed that in order to sustainably drive growth and prosperity for your business, you must...

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