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PDAA pro team relay Printing United
An industry pioneer, Conner has nearly 30 years of installation experience. Image: SGIA

As installers put their skills to the test at the PRINTING United PDAA Pro Team Relay, they’ll be under the watchful eye of some renowned industry experts. Jeremy Conner, Owner, Who Did That Inc., and Chad Huhman, Owner, CNJ Signs and Wraps, are on deck to judge the competition at PRINTING United.

The two-day event (October 23 – 24) will see two-person installer teams compete relay-style across four different testing stations at booth 7250 on the show floor. These will include a car’s quarter panel, rivet wall, a two-panel graphic on a rough texture surface, and testing alignment with two-color vinyl on acrylic. Conner and Huhman will oversee the stations, determining who will advance based on speed and quality, and which team ultimately takes home the $2,000 prize.

“It’s exciting to be part of the PDAA Pro Team Relay and see what these skilled installers bring to the table,” said Huhman. “There are two things I look forward to each time I judge a contest: Meeting new people in the industry and learning new tricks of the trade, because you never stop learning in this business.”

Huhman started CNJ Signs and Wraps in 1997. With its range of services, the company helps clients reach their vinyl advertising goals, and has become the fastest-growing sign and wrap company in Kansas City, Mo. Among Huhman’s achievements are PDAA, Avery Dennison, Fellers and Wrapify certifications.

An industry pioneer, Conner has nearly 30 years of installation experience. Having opened his business in Charlotte, N.C. in 1999, he has maintained the motto “Big or small, we wrap it all,” successfully taking on projects never before attempted. He’s been featured in various publications and has several certifications, which also includes being part of the international network of PDAA Master Certified installers.