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The Design People, Inc., a leading web development company, announced its Board of Directors has named Luigi Amante as president effective today.

Luigi Amante succeeds Vinny LaBarbera, who will step down as president to lead imFORZA LLC, formerly the Internet marketing division of The Design People, Inc.

“The Design People has amazing culture and talent at all levels of the organization, a strong array of website products and a loyal customer base. With the same drive for quality and passion, I look forward to leading The Design People to stronger stability, greater profitability and continuing its drive for web design excellence.”

“Luigi’s industry track record, proven leadership, and customer skills make him the ideal president to take The Design People to the next level,” said Tiger Bitanga, CEO and chairman of the Board of Directors. “We also want to extend our thanks to Vinny for growing imFORZA from a startup division to an Internet marketing brand over his 4-year tenure and initiating the acquisition, enabling this seamless transition.”

Jon Krabbe, chief financial officer and co-founder of The Design People, Inc. said: “We believe that achieving operational performance is imperative to our future growth. Luigiā€™s experience there will enable us to achieve unprecedented responsiveness and business process improvement, coupled with the highest degree of custom design quality that our customers have grown to expect. ”

Mr. Amante, who joined the company in 1999 as one of the founding partners, has successfully led the company’s strategic initiatives in product development, production, marketing and sales. Mr. Amante has directly produced hundreds of successful business websites over 10 years in both the website design and Internet marketing industries.

Read the official press release here.