Brooklyn Park, MN (February 6, 2019) – Royal, one of the Midwest's leading independent print manufacturers, announced that Tim Urness is now the sole managing owner of the company, effective immediately. Tim succeeds Ron Urness, who was the company's founder in 1977 and has successfully led Royal since that time.
Tim has held many positions at Royal over the past 25 years. While working on his Business Management Degree at the University of St. Thomas, Tim worked as a plate maker and Customer Service Representative. After graduating, Tim worked as an Account Manager, Sales Manager, Vice President and, most recently, President. Tim's history with the company has given him the vision to understand and implement customer-driven solutions. He enjoys working with the sales team on new business opportunities and on long-term business planning.
"I am excited to have this opportunity to serve as Royal's second owner," Tim said. "With our company's distinguished 40-year history of serving print distributors, I look forward to continuing to find ways to grow our brand, move our company forward and deliver the highest level of service possible to our customers."
"I am very pleased to welcome Tim as Royal's new owner," said Ron Urness, the company's previous owner. "His vision will ensure the future success of the company."
Royal, founded in 1977, is an independent print manufacturer selling through the print distributor/print reseller channel. Although their core products are labels, business forms, checks and documents, they continue to add new products, including digital, jumbo roll and variable imaging capabilities. They understand that their distributors need partners that are dedicated to the long-term success of the independent print market.