Ross Hutchison Takes the Reins as President of Universal Engraving

On Feb. 1, 2021, Ross Hutchison took the reins as president of Overland Park, Kansas-based Universal Engraving, Inc. (UE) – a position held by his father, Larry, and his grandfather, company founder Glenn E. Hutchison. Universal Engraving is a renowned foil and emboss die maker.

Under Ross Hutchison’s leadership, UE will continue to revolutionize the embossing and foil stamping industry with new ways to maximize customer uptime, productivity and profitability. “Our guiding philosophy is to ‘never stop innovating,’” said Hutchison. “While the latest innovation may seem like the final step in a long journey, it’s in fact just the beginning of a new one. Innovation should be for the benefit of the customer, not just for the company doing the innovating.” Above all else, Hutchison wants to continue to provide unrivaled accuracy and timeliness for all of UE’s customer-partners.

Hutchison feels confident in achieving his goals by relying on the well-established Universal Engraving operations team, managed by Todd Rima (UE VP of operations and sales) and Austin Hutchison (UE VP of manufacturing-North America).

Larry Hutchison will continue to play a role in the business, while Glenn E. Hutchison will take a reduced role. This will allow Ross Hutchison to draw upon their resources and maintain the relationships they built with customers over the years.

Hutchison’s commitment to the family business and the foil stamping and embossing industry will help Universal Engraving continue to delight their customer-partners for generations to come.

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