A more than 20-year veteran of the graphic arts and printing industry, James Bechand is the Founder of Aris Graphics, Inc., a full-service creative and design printing firm based in Ronkonkoma, New York. James Bechand made his first foray into the printing industry when he joined Macaran Printed Products in Cohoes, New York, where he sold labeling products to packaged goods companies. After two years with Macaran, James Bechand landed a job with a lithography company, Winson Surnamer, Inc., in Long Island City, New York. After seven years with Winson Surnamer, James Bechand founded JB Promotional Graphics. Ten years later, James Bechand started his current company, Aris Graphics, with partner Kevin Indiveri. Today, James Bechand counts prestigious companies, such as Conde Nast Publishing, Heineken USA, MasterCard Worldwide, White & Case LLP, Star Brand Imports, and Skyy Vodka, among his company’s clients. Active in his community, James Bechand is a member of several organizations, including the Huntington Country Club and the Southampton Yacht Club. Dedicated to helping people, James Bechand donates to several charities, including the East Woods School, Friends Academy, Southampton Hospital, Telecare, and his local YMCA. Raised in Waterford, New York, James Bechand attended Catholic Central High School, where he was a key player on the basketball team. James Bechand graduated Cum Laude from Lewiston, New York’s Niagara University in 1983. James Bechand currently lives in Huntington, New York, and enjoys boating, golfing, and spending time with his family.