American Frame announces new President, CEO and COO Reid Jajko
American Frame is pleased to introduce Reid Jajko as its new President, CEO and COO, effective Oct 10, 2022. This is an exciting new role in the company as American Frame had previously been structured with dual leadership by sisters and co-owners Dana Dunbar and Laura Jajko. This change will allow Dana to focus on her role as CFO and Laura, on sales and marketing.
Per Laura Jajko: “As we enter our 50th year in business and meet new challenges ahead, we recognize the value of his experience, energy and elevated skillset to lead us forward with a single voice at the helm, focusing on culture and operational excellence. While I may be biased (yes, he is my husband), I have first-hand knowledge of his integrity, work-ethic and lifelong commitment to personal and professional growth. He has been my trusted partner for over 34 years and we have complete confidence in his ability to lead us forward”.
“I could not be more grateful to accept the position of President/CEO at American Frame”, Reid Jajko went on to say. “American Frame has a great business model that has stood the test of time, and a talented team that uniquely positions us to provide high quality products in a timely manner to arts professionals and enthusiasts alike.”
Adding her perspective, Dana Dunbar shares: “Reid exemplifies our core values. His experience and heart is a combination we are delighted to have leading our team.”
Prior to joining American Frame, Reid has held numerous senior-level executive positions, most recently with NSK Americas and its subsidiary, BKV. He retired from this position after 12 years of exemplary service within his over 40-year career in the manufacturing sector.
Reid is a highly experienced, successful, and well-regarded business leader. At NSK, he initiated and implemented a strategy that led to profitable growth and market share gain, recognized as the ‘Supplier of the Year’ by the largest industrial distributer in the space and led M&A for NSK Americas. His team was the recipient of the NSK President’s Award; the company's most prestigious global award. He also holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and has served as an advisor to American Frame since 2012.
American Frame Corporation is a 2nd-generation, woman-owned online custom picture frame manufacturer, serving arts professionals and enthusiasts, small businesses, galleries, museums and enterprise-level retailers since 1973. Through its e-commerce platform at AmericanFrame.com, the company provides premium custom picture frame products, services and supplies including PrecisionCut™ DIY custom frames, fine art and photographic printing, print & frame services, and framing supplies. American Frame pioneered the ‘direct-to-artist’ custom framing market, volume-custom framing and support for the arts via its Alliance Program.