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Graphco Welcomes Tom Paprocki to the Sales Team

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

A perfect fit for industry leading customer-focused sales organization  

Cleveland, OH - Chris Manley, President of Graphco, is proud to announce the recent appointment of Tom Paprocki as Account Manager.  Tom is a recognized industry veteran, with nearly three decades of experience in a full-range of print and finishing equipment sales including a long career with Heidelberg USA where he quickly developed the Indiana territory using his total solutions technique to increase market-share with new customers and in-depth sales into established accounts.

Tom’s customer-centric approach has developed strong printing industry relationships and given him a deep understanding of the challenges his customers face in the new print economy.  With the wide array of solutions Graphco offers, Tom can interpret customer demands for high value-added print and finishing solutions and demonstrate the highly profitable return on investment these products offer. 

“As we build our Sales Team adding a key player like Tom is like getting a #1 draft pick who comes with a veteran’s track record.  Having sold everything from offset and digital presses to complete finishing systems and pre-press workflow solutions our very sophisticated product line will come naturally to Tom.  We’re delighted to have such an established player join the Graphco Sales Team where his strong customer relationships will expand our presence in Indiana and help us grow the Eastern Michigan and Western Kentucky territories as well,” comments Chris Manley. “Tom is not only pragmatic in his business approach but also the ultimate optimist, which I believe is key to successful sales.” 

Tom will be armed with Graphco’s full portfolio of best in class offset and digital print and finishing solutions from industry leaders like Horizon, Graphic Whizard, MGI, Spiel, Intec, OKI, SCS Automaberg and Petratto along with the dynamic Ryobi MHI press line.  Graphco has experienced phenomenal success since 2013 with sales of 39 print units of the 8-up Ryobi MHI 920 and the 6-up Ryobi MHI 750 Series presses in the Midwest.  All feature Ryobi’s Smart Insta.Color fast make-ready automation and many of these presses have delivered with LED UV curing technology.   

“Graphco has taken a leadership position in the Midwest and I will capitalize on that momentum. I’m excited to offer my customers the phenomenal Ryobi MHI LED-UV presses, which are so well known for quality, productivity and durability”, Paprocki states “as well as the rest of the Graphco product line up.  I look forward to this new opportunities in my sales career.”

Tom is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a B.S in Business Administration/Marketing. He is active in the Optimist International (Hammond Optimist Chapter Board Member), which devotes its fundraising efforts to the needs of youth in the community. For 20 years he has been an active participant in printing industry associations.  Tom, his wife and two children reside in Dyer, Indiana.  Most recently, Tom was part of the Pamarco sales team in the Midwest focusing on pressroom automation technology and specialty accessories including precision engraved anilox cylinders and ink distribution systems.  Tom will work out of Graphco’s Midwest office in Schaumburg Illinois.

 

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