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613 Originals Appoints New CEO

Deric Hoch replaces Frank Flanagan, who founded 613 Originals in 2018.




(PRESS RELEASE) 613 Originals announced the appointment of Deric Hoch as its new Chief Executive Officer. Deric will replace Frank Flanagan, who founded 613 Originals in 2018, leading the company from a small start-up to a leader in the apparel decoration industry.

Deric Hoch

Deric Hoch

As Vice President of Operations since joining in 2020, Deric has contributed to the growth of the company through the expansion of its product portfolio, leading the transition to a larger facility, and building a strong and diverse team.

“I’m honored to step into this role and lead 613 Originals into its next phase,” said Deric. “Frank has been an incredible mentor, and I’m proud to lead a team that continues to redefine what it means to be the best partner in this industry. 2024 is going to be a big year for 613 Originals. I believe our customers will love the new products and improved services we’ll be launching soon – all while maintaining the excellent customer care that’s become synonymous with our brand.”

Deric boasts nearly 30 years of experience in the screen printing and apparel decoration industry. Through his expertise and intimate understanding of the industry, he is always looking for new and interesting decorating techniques to inform and develop innovative products to bring to market. Deric has worked tirelessly alongside companies, from local shops to enterprise accounts, committed to finding solutions that best fit their needs.

Frank will remain an active part of the company’s growth, shifting to a revised role of advisor and board member.


“I’ve been in the printing industry for over 40 years,” said Frank, “and have always believed that you lead with the basics: integrity, honesty, quality, and common sense. I’ve met a lot of leaders – Deric stands apart. I’m confident in our incredible team and am excited for the future of 613 Originals.”

To support its growth and increase in demand, 613 Originals has moved to a larger facility located in Mahwah, New Jersey. The new, state-of-the-art facility marks the explosive growth the company has experienced in the past few years. More details on the new facility to come!

About 613 Originals

Six Thirteen Originals, LLC was founded by Frank Flanagan in 2018 specializing in custom screen printed heat transfers and continues to be the premier & innovative source for custom heat applied graphics. 613 Originals headquarters is located in Mahwah, NJ with additional offices and facilities based in Hollywood and New Port Richey, FL. Frank and his wife Michele started their career in 1981 by starting their own screen printing business and selling souvenir shirts from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Seaside Heights, New Jersey for many years. In early 1983, Frank discovered how to print heat transfers. Frank perfected his business and created a massive transfer company which caught the interest of several investors. Frank sold his company in 2013.



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