Poyant, a New Bedford sign manufacturer and branding specialist serving local, regional and national organizations, has named Bill Gavigan Jr., national account executive/branding specialist.

In his new role, Gavigan serves as the national account executive for Dunkin’ Brands.

Gavigan was raised in the sign industry and was exposed to all areas of the trade, a press release from the company states, spending his childhood assisting in the production and installation of many different sign projects throughout the New England area.

He also comes from an extensive background in business management. “He has managed in both the banking and food and beverage industries for many years and understands his clients’ need for professionalism and proactive communication,” the release states.

Prior to Poyant, Gavigan worked for Allen Displays, a national sign manufacturer in North Carolina, as their New England representative serving franchisees for the Burger King and Dunkin’ locations in the area. Gavigan then joined Lauretano Sign Group based in Connecticut, covering the Boston new construction market.

“Bill’s experience brings us another service driven team member. His clients appreciate the sincerity and hospitality he dedicates to building every relationship,” said Richard Poyant, president of Poyant.

Gavigan resides in the Hartford area with his wife and their three children.