Meet the Staff


Over the last 28 years, we have dedicated ourselves to providing excellent customer service along with quality products. We have seen how the graphic industry has changed over the last several years - we are excited to bring these new concepts to our staff and then ultimately to our customers.

We take pride in our employees and their level of experience. Our Production Manager offers 15 years of experience in the sign industry, our installer offers over 19 years, and our graphic designer has been with us for over 21 years. Our experience equips us to undertake any of your sign requirements!

FASTSIGNS of Pittsburgh-City/South staff

Thank you so much for assisting in making us one of the strongest sign companies
in the Pittsburgh area!


  • Barbara Belle-Plutko

    Barbara Belle-Plutko

    President
    FASTSIGNS has been a part of my family for over 28 years, first with my father and now me, we have dedicated ourselves to providing excellent customer service along with quality products to the Greater Pittsburgh Area and beyond. We have seen how the graphic/sign industry has advanced over the last several years whether it be with new software and hardware that always us to complete orders faster than ever, or new materials being used that give you the maximum life to your signs. I am excited to bring these new concepts to our staff and ultimately to our customers.

    I take pride in our the people who work here with their level of experience and commitment to customers and quality work. We continually expand our knowledge thru educational workshops and seminars to make sure you are getting the best experience on any of your signage needs. Please take a minute and read my staffs backgrounds to learn what they have to offer.

    Please look at our history tab to learn about my Dad who started this company in 1991 and when I joined him 3 years later. I am a graduate of Penn State University and I have been married to my husband Dante for 14 years and we have 2 energetic boys aged 10 & 12. Between the business and my family it doesn't leave me much free time, however we do enjoy trying the new restaurants in town.
  • Daneen Harbieh

    Visual Communications Specialist
    Daneen has been with FASTSIGNS in our sales department for almost a year now. Daneen had previous experience working in the sign industry and it something she enjoys doing. Many times Daneen is the first person you will see when you walk into our store, she may also be the person that answers your calls at the store. “I love working one-on-one with my clients helping them bring their design to life and being able to see the end product.”

    Daneen is a full-time mother, as well, and enjoys spending time with her children watching movies, cooking and baking.
  • John X Burns

    Account Manager
    John joined the Pittsburgh Team September 2018 as our Inside/Outside Accounts Manager. Although the sign industry was new to him, sales was not. He has been involved in either a Sales or Sales Management role for the past 15 years. John has his Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration and MBA in Business Management. His favorite part of working at FASTSIGNS is almost always being busy and seeing a project come from a very basic idea to a final product that may be on the side of a building for years to come.

    He is a normal Pittsburgh guy who enjoys Pittsburgh Pro Sports and the West Virginia Mountaineers.
  • Jason Spence

    Production Manager
    Jason has over 15 years of experience in the signage industry both here in Pittsburgh and NYC. During that time he has had the pleasure of working with many amazing artists and creative people. Working for FASTSIGNS has been both a great learning experience and very rewarding. As production manager he is in charge of coordinating all the different projects and actually making the signs after our design team is done. Jason keeps the store running smoothly by staying on top of inventory so that we can live up to the name FASTSIGNS.
  • Christie Boyer

    Graphic Designs
    A couple of words to describe me…. creative, resourceful, nurturing, attentive and relentless when it comes to solving problems. I love that feeling of getting things right the first time and don’t mind learning better ways of doing things. The sign industry sure seems to be something I enjoy being part of since I have been a graphic designer with FASTSIGNS for over 21 years. For five years prior to joining this team, I put my commercial art education to the test doing all types of sign design, trade show display graphics and design, vehicle graphics, large format printing, production and in-house installation.

    I am a big dog lover and my husband thinks I have a slight addiction to watching funny animal videos.
  • Sean Miskell

    Graphic Designs
    Sean is one of our experienced Graphic Designers and has been with FASTSIGNS since January 2010. Sean is the store expert on all things vehicle graphics related, from designing wraps to doing the installation as well. His main responsibility though is graphic design work such as reviewing client supplied artwork, setting up design layouts, preparing proofs for clients and sending projects into production. “We offer such a wide range of custom products at FASTSIGNS that there really is no typical day for me! One day I may be at my desk designing custom graphics for clients and the next I could be on location somewhere applying new graphics onto the sides of tractor trailers. I love it!!”
  • Keith Hurka

    Production / Installer
    Keith has been in the in the sign industry for 19 years as an installer, with the majority of those years spent here at FASTSIGNS. He is the shop expert in getting the signs where they need to go, trouble shooting issues that may come up on location, wiring the lit signs, as well as helping the sales team on estimated times to complete a job so that they can quote the customer accurately. He has always enjoyed working in this area of signage because of its challenging and it’s every changing nature. One day he may be 40 feet in the air installing a sign, the next downtown putting window vinyl up.

    In his spare time Keith enjoys time with his family, playing drums, fishing and hunting.
  • Ron Ludwick

    Installer
    Ron has been an installer in the sign industry for 4 years. He has quickly become an asset to our store. Ron is a quick learner and has proved himself to have the skills to face any install. Ron doesn't show fear hanging over bucket trucks or climbing ladders while also carrying awkward/heavy signs. He chose this industry because he is also an artist and likes seeing the creativity that goes into signs. He likes seeing a project progress from a picture that was sent in an email to a final product that he gets to put up. He really enjoys doing vehicle wraps and graphics. He really enjoys vinyl work because it is very eye catching!
  • Kiley Shuman

    Production and Graphics
    I have been with FASTSIGNS since October 2018.  I am a “jack of all trades”, shifting back and forth from being a Graphic Designer to a Production Specialist day to day. “It’s nice to mix it up during the day. Going back and forth between design and production gives me a chance to learn about every aspect of the job, not to mention it breaks up the typical monotony most people have in their day.”

    In my spare time, I’m an avid hockey fan who enjoys cooking and spending time with her cats.
  • Sue Watson

    Administrative Assistant
    I have been with the FASTSIGNS here in Pittsburgh since January of 2018. I am the stores jack of all trades and do a variety of jobs including Accounts Receivables, Reception, Process Invoices for accounting, Submit Checks and/or Payments to Vendors. I also help out with shipping and any other duties that may come up in the store, anything I can do to lend a hand and help things go smoothly. I grew up around signs as my father was in the sign business as well, you can say it's in my blood.

    I enjoy golfing, camping and any outdoor summer activities.