June 23, 2008 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, TX - FASTSIGNS International, Inc., a sign and graphics franchisor with over 530 locations worldwide, hired Teresa Rector as the Director of Training.
"Teresa will be a great asset as our franchise community matures and their training needs continue to expand," said Susan Last, COO of Carrollton, TX.-based FASTSIGNS International, Inc. "She will lead efforts to develop more advanced training programs and we will also look to her to help advance the leadership skills of our franchisees in order to help them better meet their personal and professional goals."
Along with her passion for building a corporate culture that encourages and empowers employees, Rector brings a diverse background in training and development. Throughout the last 10 years, she worked with the "University for People" at Southwest Airlines as a leadership facilitator, managed employee and leadership development programs for Safety-Kleen Systems, and has served as a Learning Manager for Interactive Services, leading training design and development teams.
"The training program at FASTSIGNS has a tradition of offering timely, relevant and engaging learning opportunities for both franchisees and corporate employees," said Rector. "I'm excited to be a part of that and look forward to taking it further."
A Texas native, Rector is a graduate of the University of North Texas and currently resides in Frisco.
As the director of franchise development, Wieters will interact with all new center sales consultants in a mentor role, helping to move prospects along. He will also take a more active role in Canadian development, including advertising and lead generation.
FASTSIGNS® sign and graphics centers use innovation and technology to make the sign buying process simple by offering consulting, design, production, file transfer, delivery, installation for a full range of custom sign and graphic products, including wide format banners and POP, site signs, exhibit graphics, window and vehicle graphics, decals and labels, safety and identification signage and floor graphics for interior and exterior use.