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ServiceAccess Announces New Hires

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Cumming, GA -- ServiceAccess, the service arm of PressAccess, a leading supplier of pre-owned printing equipment, has secured the services of Mike Flebbe and Dave Macaluso, a pair of veteran industry technicians with more than 50 years of experience between them.
A native of Denmark, Flebbe is a full-line press electrician who completed his apprenticeship in that country before joining the Heidelberg service organization in Johannesburg, Africa. He spent a total of 26 years with Heidelberg in various locations, before joining ServiceAccess earlier this year. Currently based in Dallas, he lives with his wife and three children in nearby Grand Prairie, Texas. In his work for ServiceAccess, he travels the U.S. and abroad, troubleshooting press installations and de-installations and consulting on power consumption requirements.
"I feel very fortunate to have been given this opportunity with ServiceAccess," Flebbe says. "This is very specialized work, for which specialized training is needed. Our president, Joe Seifert, understands the value of experience when handling complex pieces of machinery, and I'm delighted to have his confidence and trust."
As a full-line press technician dealing with mechanical issues, Dave Macaluso relishes both the pace and the unpredictable travel schedule associated with his work for ServiceAccess. "I don't mind picking up and going where I'm needed, including overseas assignments," he says, explaining that for any given assignment, he might do anything and everything from working with professional riggers to running sheets. Before joining ServiceAccess, Macaluso spent 28 years as a service technician with Heidelberg, most of that time as a colleague of Mike Flebbe.
“I really feel that Joe Seifert and ServiceAccess have given me a terrific opportunity at the perfect time in my career," Macaluso says. "It’s a good match personally and professionally, and I look forward to growing with the company as it expands.”
"We couldn't be more pleased that Mike and Dave have agreed to join the ServiceAccess team," Seifert says. "With our services in greater demand every day, we can't afford to be without the top-drawer technical expertise these gentleman bring to the table. I look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship."
Both technicians emphasize that ServiceAccess is  "very busy" these days – and with good reason, they point out. "Customers see the value in using an independent service organization because our overhead is low-to-nonexistent, says Flebbe. In light of the stagnant economy, adds Macaluso, many more customers are choosing to buy and maintain professionally remanufactured equipment because of the savings over new equipment. According to both Macaluso and Flebbe, however, the main reason customers use ServiceAccess is the combined weight of experience available to them. In all, ServiceAccess employs three press mechanics, one bindery specialist and one electrician, as well as a logistics and transportation specialist. Pre- and post-install inspections are performed by Joe Seifert, who determines what repairs are needed.




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