World Emblem is a family business started by Jerry Carr in 1993 with his two sons, Jamie and Randy. Jerry was a veteran in the emblem industry and believed that his sons should learn the company and the industry from the bottom up. By working in various positions within the family business, Randy built a solid foundation to handle all of the challenges that come with running an international business. When his father’s untimely passing in 2000 thrust him into the position of President & CEO, Randy was capable to not only keep it running, but to expand it from only 3 locations at the time up to 10 locations worldwide. As the leader of the World Emblem team, Randy not only continues to work towards building his company to new heights, but inspires all those who work for him to do the same.
Jamie’s start within the industry began similar to that of his brother Randy. Working in various positions within his father’s company, he solidified his foundation for what would soon be a very rewarding career. Upon his father’s passing in 2000, Jamie also took leadership roles in various areas of the company infrastructure which were crucial to maintaining the family business. Managing several departments from Shipping to Screen Printing, Jamie found his contribution to his company was best served within the realm of Sales. Since then, with Jamie at the helm, World Emblem has gone from a one-manned Sales department to that of 20 sales and territory account managers in various territories throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada. Along with his brother, Jamie continues to strive for newer and better heights, pushing the capabilities of his father's company beyond horizons never previously dreamed of.
Alberto Albarran joined the World Emblem team upon their international expansion to Aguascalientes, Mexico in 2005. In the 10 years Alberto has been with World Emblem, he has helped to grow this branch to its current size of over 260 total employees. The location itself now produces and ships about 40% of the total orders World Emblem processes every year and keeps stock of the majority of the company’s inventory. Degrees in Business Administration and Mechanical Engineering as well as his previous experiences as the Operations Director and Commercial Director of a large fuel tracking and efficiency company have helped him grow, what he considers to be, the biggest contributing factor to his success within his current position; his knowledge of people and how to lead them.
Jim’s extensive experience in both plant management and the industry World Emblem caters to has propelled Jim from Plant Manager of the Atlanta location to his current title as Vice President of Plant Operations for the United States and Canada. Despite his Six Sigma Black Belt in Lean Manufacturing and his technical training at the Plant Managers Institute, Jim attests to his 20 years of experience in team leadership as the biggest contributing factor to the successes he has attained throughout his career. It is this factor that helps him motivate his current team to achieve success. As World Emblem’s Vice President of Operations, Jim provides for the consistency and predictability of all products to World Emblem customers from every production facility throughout the United States and Canada.
After graduating with a degree in Marketing and Political Science, Nic excelled in several sales positions in the technology sector before starting with World Emblem in 2004 as a Sales Manager. His focus on client satisfaction has led World Emblem to create a new group of Territory Account Managers solely responsible for building and growing our current base. Nic has been integral in growing the sales team for the Uniform and Reseller markets.
With over 12 years of experience in restructuring and oversight in all personnel administrations, Idith has worked with manufacturing, distribution, construction, and service oriented industries. Idith specializes in employee relations, talent management, staffing, employee benefits and health. She graduated Cum Laude with an Associate Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor Degree in Management from Johnson & Wales University. Idith is an active member of the Society for Human Resources Management in her local chapter.
Bruce joined the World Emblem team as an accounting consultant in 2010. Over the years with hard work and a constant desire to learn, he propelled the eventual growth of his position to the company’s Executive team as the Corporate Controller. His current responsibilities deal with overseeing the general business organization and financial budgets. Bruce is constantly involved in various aspects of World Emblem’s businesses which have helped him maintain a constant line of communication with the CEO as well as help the business achieve its main goals.
CIO Phil Jarvis graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University, majoring in Computer Science with minors in Mathematics and Economics. He has spent his 30+ career in IT working in various industries, including Direct Sales, Telecommunications, Automotive, Software, Insurance and Healthcare. Phil's worked with start-ups, mid-market and Fortune 20 companies prior to working with World Emblem. He has also created IT teams from scratch and managed 100+ person teams with international experience leading teams in 8 countries.
Nicole Santana-Vargas is a Human Resources Generalist with over four years of HR experience, specifically in recruiting management. Nicole has a Master’s Degree in Labor Relations and a BBA in Human Resources Management, both from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico. She was a Client Service Manager for a staffing company prior to working at World Emblem and currently has plans to pursue her SPHR Certification.