MEET OUR STAFF
World Wide Sign Systems, Inc. has production facilities in Northeastern Wisconsin, Carson City, NV and Atlanta, GA. This allows World Wide increased opportunity to support their clients on a national level and allows our clients to work with one supplier to meet all of their outsourcing needs.
Owner / President
(800) 874-3334 Ext. 1201
Rick Durante has been involved in the Sign Industry since 1980. In 1986 Rick purchased Tischler Plastics and incorporated it as World Wide Sign Systems. “Prior to purchasing our company, I owned a sign company and previously worked as a sign salesman, so I am well aware of what it takes to make a sale. That’s why we work hard to help you make the sale. With the addition of the Channel Letter Factory, our Carson City NV factory, and now our facility in Atlanta Ga., we have added substantial capacity to produce your jobs on time and on budget throughout the United States.”
Executive Vice President
Mike has been involved in the Sign Industry since 1978. He has been an asset to World Wide Signs because of his knowledge and many years of experience working with electrical signs. He works diligently to keep all four locations running smoothly to ensure the best quality product and service is provided to you and your customers.
(800) 874-3334 Ext. 1209
Patti has been in the Sign Industry since 1984.
“I’ve held various positions in the front office advancing to my current position as Office Manager.”
“I believe the customer should always come first, and we are to treat them as we want to be treated.”
“I always enjoy getting to know our customers on a personal level which helps develop a great working relationship with them.”
(800) 874-3334 Ext. 1222
Lil has been involved in the Sign Industry since 2014.
Duties: Administration of Employee Benefits, on boarding employees, and payroll.
Experience: A skilled administrative professional with 25 years of supervisory and management experience. Capable of varied administrative, training and support techniques. When not at work I enjoy: Spending time with my family, especially my grandchildren, 4 wheeling, camping and enjoying the outdoors!
(800) 874-3334 Ext. 125
Erica Heyrman is the Manager of Purchasing with World Wide Sign Systems, INC. She oversees all purchasing for all 4 locations and makes sure we are getting the best pricing to keep costs down for our customers.
She started out with World Wide Signs in 2014, new to the sign industry, in the purchasing department as the assistant. She has worked her way up to the management position in 2023 and takes great pride in having excellent relationships with our current vendors and ensuring all the material needed to build your sign gets here in a timely fashion with the best possible pricing. She also oversees inventory control and works hard at keeping everything as organized as possible with the help of her amazing team
(800) 874-3334 Ext. 1202
Sheila has been involved in the Sign Industry since 1997, all with WWSS. I focus my time in logistics working to make sure your product is shipped on time every time. I also work with the Sales Department providing shipping estimates/quotes so you can plan for those costs in your project. Sheila searches all Carrier Lines to provide you the most economical cost and gets the product to your door in a timely manner.
“I enjoy the daily challenges of the business, and will do my best to take care of all your shipping needs. If you ever have questions just give me a call.”
(800) 874-3334 Ext. 1214
John joined Worldwide Sign in 2022 after spending 7 years in Production management at a nearby national sign company. While there he learned about the many different methods of sign building ranging from channel letters to architectural structures for large buildings. He has incorporated many new methods to the industry that are used today.
John has a total of 25 plus years in the Supervisory/Management role and looks forward to the challenges that come up day to day.
“My greatest satisfaction is watching the business grow and seeing employees take pride in their work” Something that we see at World Wide Sign Systems.
Jeanette has been involved in the Sign Industry since 1988, and has held various positions within the sign industry; from technical support to the selling of complete sign packages.
“I believe that GREAT Customer Service is a major part of a successful business. The customer is the one who signs our paychecks.”
Sharon has been involved in the Sign Industry since 2006, she started on the production floor and recently moved into the Office Manager position. Sharon brings over 17 years of Purchasing/Sales experience from working in the Electronics Industry. Sharon’s duties include: Office Administration, Shipping estimates/quotes, shipping product and working directly with the Production Manager to ensure your order is processed timely and correctly.
“I look forward working with you and will do my very best to help grow your business.”
(775) 885-2015 Ext. 1304
I began in the sign business in 1990 as an apprentice fabricator, working up to building custom fabrication of large casino signage. During that time I also worked in the other depts to learn the various aspects of sign building. After a stint in upper management outside the industry I just recently came back to sign fabrication with WWSS as Production Manager for the Carson City Facility.
Denis has been involved in the Sign Industry since 1993. “I’ve been the Shawano Production Manager since 2005. I started out on the production floor fabricating many different styles of letters and installing neon and LEDS. This experience has helped me better understand what the customer is looking for, and allowing us to provide a high quality product to you.”
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Steve has been involved in the Sign Industry since 1995, joining WWSS in 2011.
“I would like for you to view WWSS as an extension of your shop floor and manufacturing capabilities. Please call or email me your signage requirements and I’ll provide you with a competitive quotation.”
(800) 874-3334 Ext. 1212
Jeremy has been involved in the Sign Industry since 1998.
“I started my sign career in the fabrication of cabinets and channel letters. I continued to expand into forming pan faces and vinyl applications. I joined the sales team in 2002 using my experiences on the floor to help our customers expand their product lines, understand the manufacturing processes and to help make their customers vision a reality! Please feel free to give me a call and let’s see what World Wide Signs can do for you!”
(800) 874-3334 Ext. 1219
Dan has been a part of the World Wide Sign team since 2007. His experience and knowledge allows him to work with his customers to assist them with their signage needs.
(800) 874-3334 Ext. 1238
Stephanie has been involved in the Sign Industry since 2015, but uses her experience in customer service to help meet the needs of the customer. Give her a call with your next sign project.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, going camping and doing outdoor activities.
Your Outsourcing Partner Since 1958
We partner with companies of all sizes to provide unrivaled customer service and best-in-class, high quality signs & fabricated cabinets, all delivered on-time to any site in the United States with our blind ship program. With four manufacturing facilities and years of experience to rely on, our team of sign experts are equipped to help you plan and execute any sign project on a national scale.