Twinsburg, Ohio– Visual Marking Systems (VMS) a high performance printer for America’s hardest working companies will be recognized for the company’s impact in the Cleveland / Akron business community once again. Visual Marking Systems, CEO Dolf Kahle will be honored for the inaugural Corporate College Smart 50 Award, presented by Smart Business. The Smart 50 Award is set to honor fifty leaders in NE Ohio for their commitment to leading smart, profitable organizations.

The top executives from Northeast Ohio individually presented to a panel of esteemed judges how their individual leadership relates to their organization’s success. Based on the judge’s feedback, nine additional awards will be unveiled at the awards ceremony on May 22, 2014 at the sold-out black-tie event located at: Corporate College 4400 Richmond Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44128.

While honoring the inaugural Smart 50 class of 2014, the leaders of organizations that go above and beyond will be chosen for three special award categories based on Innovation, Impact and Business Continuity/ Sustainability. These special awards are based on three organization size groups—large, midsized, and small. During the award ceremony, guests will be greeted with introductions by keynote speaker, Len Komoroski, CEO, Cleveland Cavaliers.

“The success of VMS is not one person. Our success is due to a great team of dedicated, knowledgeable and enjoyable people working towards our strategic goals” says Dolf Kahle.

VMS has always had a culture of innovation and delivering products that its customers proudly display on their products. This award ceremony is a testament of hard work and dedication to deliver excellent customer service and support to their customers and the positive impact VMS plays in the Cleveland / Akron, Ohio communities.


For over 50 years Visual Marking Systems (VMS) has been a leader in superior custom graphic design services and printing industry producing products for the OEM (Decals, Overlays), Point-of-Sale (Displays, Signs, Graphics), Public Transit (interior and Exterior), and Fleet Graphics (Wraps and Letterings) industries.

This major corporation and industry leader, located in Twinsburg, Ohio, has over 100 employees. VMS is the high performance printer to America’s hardest working companies including Lincoln Electric, Enterprise Truck, Mobil, FedEx, Downing Display, Exxon, Navistar, Farmers Insurance, MOEN, GE and Davey Tree.

VMS is a Certified Green Printer, having received certification from the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership.  VMS joins a short list of printing companies in the US, Canada and Australia who have exhibited a commitment to the principals of sustainability.

This innovative company is an ISO facility that embraces the Lean Enterprise program, as well as recently receiving Master Certification status from the Professional Decal Application Alliance (PDAA) for the installation of vehicle/fleet graphics.

For more information, please visit VMS is located at 2097 East Aurora Road
Twinsburg, OH 44087.