OUR TEAM

Arman Torounian, M.S.
President, Engineering

Arman joined Sarkis Signs in 2014. Prior to taking over the operations of Sarkis Signs, Arman worked at Lockheed Martin for 13 years as a Spaceflight Navigation, Guidance and Control Engineer. He also has great deal of industrial manufacturing experience through his work at UC Davis Ag Engineering Machine shop. His graduate work includes CNC motion controller design for titanium cutting and True CNC automation. He spent 6 months at Mori Seiki plant in Iga Japan and 3 months at Mazak plant in Florence, KY studying CNC controller design and implementing his ideas for True CNC automation. While at those top end manufacturing facilities, Arman got certified on Mazak and Mori Seiki CNC machines. Today, he uses those experiences to bring advancements to the Sarkis Signs fabrication processes.

Arman has a M.S. and B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from UC Davis and Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management from Stanford University.

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Barbara Cox, B.F.A.
Signage Consultant

Barbara joined Sarkis Signs as a signage consultant in 1995. She is also a graphic designer and fine artist with a BFA degree in painting from the California College of the Arts. Prior to joining Sarkis Signs, Barbara worked as an independent artist in set design, graphics, illustration, portraiture, mural painting, and faux finishing, for corporations, businesses, and individuals.  Currently she works as a project manager and graphic designer. Barbara has written signage guidelines for a leading biotech company for the past 19 years to current.  She continues to do art projects for corporations, businesses, and individuals.

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Natalie Christine, B.S.
Director of Operations, Design & Facilities

Natalie joined Sarkis Signs in 2014. Prior to Sarkis Signs, she has years of design experience from various individuals and companies. She has done design projects for non-profits and art communities in the Bay Area. She is very knowledgeable of Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and all the applications within Adobe Creative Suite. From 2013-2016, Natalie had also worked as a Designer for CBS KPIX-5 News Station in San Francisco. Natalie has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Arts with a concentration in Visual Communication Design from San Francisco State University and an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts from Skyline College.

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Paul Navasca, B.S.
Project &
Production
Manager

Paul joined Sarkis Signs in 2016. Prior to Sarkis Signs, he has worked as production technician for Tap Plastics Inc. and Lithiumstart Inc. Paul is an experienced designer with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Arts with a concentration in Product Design from San Francisco State University.

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James Simmons
Production Specialist

James joined Sarkis Signs in 2016. Prior to Sarkis Signs, he has worked in the signage industry for over 30 years. He has a lot of experience in the art and music world. James has extensive knowledge of the fabrication of signs.