Meet Our Sales Team

Ahmad Ghafouri
Director of Sales and Business Development

Ahmad Ghafouri joined Valley City Sign in November of 2018. Ahmad brings with him over 17 years of sales leadership and business development experience. As our Director of Sales and Business Development, Ahmad will be responsible for leveraging our sales talent and technical capabilities to expand our sales and market leadership while identifying new areas for long-term growth for our company.

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Scott Urbane
Account Manager

Scott began his sign career in 1976 and was one of the original employees at Valley City Sign after Sam Kovalak purchased the company. Scott handled sign production, from estimating to fabrication to installation, he later moved into the plant to focus on managerial aspects. Scott moved to sales in 2005, and is a licensed contractor.

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Melanie Gray
Account Manager

Melanie started with Valley City Sign in the accounting department in 1993. She became a purchasing agent in 1996, and moved to sales in 1997. Prior to her career with Valley City Sign, Melanie earned a BA in Accounting from Hillsdale College, and taught at the Community College level.

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Jay Clark
Account Manager

Jay joined the Valley City Sign sales team in 2010, but has been selling and managing sign projects for over 20 years. He is a creative problem solver that is excellent with detail. Jay has a BBA in General Business Management from University of Oklahoma.

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Mary Cook
Account Manager

Mary came to Valley City Sign in 2006 after over 25 years in sales and as a corporate spokesperson with a global company. Mary started as a sales assistant and in 2008 was promoted to our sales team.

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Kristin Houthoofd
Account Manager

Kristin joined Valley City Sign in September 2018 as an assistant and was promoted to Sales in November 2019.  She brings over 10 years of sales and customer service and strong organizational skills to all her projects. Kristin has a BA in History from Grand Valley State University.