Nicole Ducouer, IFB Solutions Senior Director of Corporate Communications and Programs
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WINSTON-SALEM, NC (Mar. 19, 2019) – IFB Solutions, the largest employer of people who are blind in the country, announces the appointment of Ed Vest as Controller.

Vest joins IFB after 25 years with BB&T. He served as BB&T’s Corporate Controller for seven years and most recently was the company’s Corporate Strategy and Funding Manager. Prior to BB&T, Vest worked for Deloitte & Touche.

In his new role at IFB Solutions, Vest will be responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the non-profit’s accounting operations. IFB Solutions generates more than $150 million in sales primarily through contracts with the U.S. government, and employs nearly 1,000 individuals across its three manufacturing facilities in Winston-Salem, N.C., Asheville, N.C., and Little Rock, Ark. IFB also operates more than 40 office supply stores and optical centers across the country. Through private donations and grants, IFB funds employee training and services as well as community programs such as its Community Low Vision Centers, Tracy’s Little Red Schoolhouse and the SEE (Student Enrichment Experience) after-school and summer camp programs.

“We are very fortunate to have Ed joining our leadership team,” said IFB President and CEO David Horton. “Our organization continues to grow as we work to create employment opportunities for people who are blind, and it also is very complex with our portfolio of products, government contracts and crucial community programs.”