PRINTING MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL / GRAPHICS SERVICES / PREPRESS WORKFLOW DESIGN
A highly accomplished and driven printing management professional with extensive experience in printing operations,
Leverages detailed knowledge of pre press operations, graphics creation, equipment, production. Managed the successful
implementation of systems, process improvements utilizing lean manufacturing principles within the production process.
Served as a dedicated team leader standardizing processes and procedures at multiple facilities.
Digital Plate Making
NATIONAL ENVELOPE, Lenexa, Kansas
Production Manager/Graphics & Printing 2002 Present
Lead overall graphics strategy and execution to develop an in house prepress service bureau, which included improving the overall customer
experience through improved processes for the graphics creation department, customer interface tools development, key performance indicator
implementation and management. Hired and directed a team of 10 graphic artists responsible for processing 2,600 graphics tickets monthly.
Managed a wide web flexographic roll to roll press department with 7 employees.
Led and managed the graphic operations for NEC’s 18 facilities generating 700+ approved art jobs per week with an departmental
error rate less than 0.75%.
Developed and implemented new workflow solutions and applications for internal graphics systems.
Hired and managed 10 graphic artists and coordinated all printed material within the producing divisions of NEOP CO for quality and
on time delivery.
Coordinated the development and implementation of a new web based graphics ticketing system using a third party systems provider.
Developed and executed a training for all customer service representatives within the company on the graphics ticketing system.
Developed fundamental printing knowledge training program and trained all customer service representatives.
Served as project manager to standardize printing practices, processes and procedures to optimize performance and costs for all 8
Developed and maintained six sigma practices and philosophies within the graphics and printing departments throughout the company
Created metrics to track performance of the graphics department and printing processes, to insure quality standards are being achieved.
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MATTHEWS INTERNATIONAL – PRESS READY PLATE, Kansas City, Missouri
Systems Administrator/Production Manager/Graphics 2001 2002
Responsibilities include the installation and training of new software programs and assisting in recommendations for electronic equipment
upgrades such as desktop publishing programs and equipment, network file servers and administrative office computer equipment. Perform
electronic file assembly for flexographic and lithographic printing using Artpro/PCC systems as well as Quark, Illustrator, Adobe and other
various graphic programs on both Macintosh and PC platforms.
ART LITHOCRAFT, INC., Kansas City, Missouri
Systems Operator 1997 2001
Responsible for electronic assembly of files for flexographic and lithographic printing. Troubleshoot files for Creo direct to plate system. Step
and repeat for flexographic and lithographic printing in Artpro/PCC systems. Troubleshoot hardware and software ensuring optimal
performance on both Macintosh and PC platforms.
HENRY WURST, INC., Kansas City, Missouri
Scanner Operator 1996 1997
Responsible for scanning and page assembly in Quark Xpress. Duties included output of electronic files to image setter and correction of files
in various graphics programs as necessary.
THE CLARINDA CO., Clarinda, Iowa
Production Manager 1994 1996
Managed 30+ employees in the composition department of college textbooks. This included direct responsibility for all stages of production.
These stages started with the introduction of manuscripts to the markup department, proceeding to composition, proofreading and printing.
Worked directly with the customer service manager to ensure scheduling deadlines were met and shipments were handled both timely and
accurately. Managed and coordinated a plant operating 3 shifts. Responsibilities included the organization and implementation of training
programs along with equipment recommendations and purchases.
AFFORDABLE PRINTING, Kansas City, Missouri
Production Manager 1989 1993
Responsibilities included management of production processes up to and including lithographic plating, printing, and customer service.
Responsible for working within budgetary constraints while retaining profit margins. Managed 15+ employees.
TREASURE CHEST ADVERTISING, INC., Lenexa, Kansas
Shift Supervisor 1984 1989
Responsibilities included all aspects of production preparation within the pre press department for web printing. These responsibilities included
plate making, film stripping, proofing, and camera. Directly responsible for all press checks on all printed material to ensure accuracy of color
and registration. Also responsible for the supervision and performance of 6 employees.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
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New Horizons C.L.C. of Kansas City Microsoft Windows NT MCSE+I Certification, 2000
New Horizons C.L.C. of Kansas City A+ Certification 1999
Tech Wyze, Inc. Apple Certified Macintosh Technician (ACMT) Certification, Hardware and Software 1998.
American Research Group – 1997 Computer Networking
Fred Pryor Seminars – Business Management 1986
Presses - Man-Roland 32x40 Litho Press, Cerutti 8 color flexo Press, Multilith Presses, Heidelberg Speed Master 6 color,
Operating Systems – Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, and UNIX
MS Excel, PowerPoint
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & AWARDS
Flexographic Pre Press Plate makers Association (FPPA)
Flexographic Technical Association
Group of Prepress, Print & Color Management Professionals
Midwest Flexo Association
2006 Bronze FTA award for uncoated line work.
2008 Gold, Silver and Bronze FTA awards for uncoated process.
2008 FTA Special Achievement award was won for process printing
2008 silver FTA award won for uncoated screen
2010 Silver FTA award won for uncoated line work