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    Hi,
    I am looking for employment in the Chicago Land area.
    I have over 20 years of General and Sales Management experience.
    I am a very dedicated and hard working individual with attention to detail.
    Vast knowledge of all aspects of the graphic arts industry.
    I have attached my resume for those that are intrested.

    Thank you for your support,

    Jon Thompson


    2031 Chadwick Way Home: (847) 837-9745
    Mundelein, Illinois 60060 jonathompson@yahoo.com

    Jon A. Thompson


    OBJECTIVE Management position in a mid-sized corporation.

    Strong ability to communicate effectively on all business levels. Resourceful, profit-oriented,
    team leader with determination. Self-motivated high performer with in-depth technical/digital background,
    with over 20 years of extensive experience in management.

    GENERAL MANAGER Jan 1999-Dec 2007
    Pools Press Incorporated, Northbrook IL
    • Implemented changes in workflow thus improving quality, productivity and bottom line.
    • Rearranged all departments, both work space and hardware, achieving harmonious environments.
    • Improved all aspects of the operation and personnel to achieve company and customers goals.
    • Trained staff on implementing new safety (OSHA/MSDS) and maintenance procedures for all equipment.
    • Researched, purchased and installed two major pieces of equipment both press (Heidelberg 102ZP)
    and bindery (Fenimore 9 Pocket collator, stitcher, trimmer).
    • Completed hardware/software change over to Logic 2000/UNIX, networking to PC/XP Pro workstations.
    • Installed DSL, automated order entry utilizing Print Cafe/PDF’s allowing workflow direct-to-plate.
    • Researched and upgraded Purup 80/10 image setter with Standard Page Tool and polyester plate material.
    • Personally handled upgrades of Macintosh hardware/software (OSX) in the electronic pre-press area.
    • Oversaw installation of Konica LD-5100 Color Printer with BizHub/Creo Interface.
    • Installed CTP Screen 8600 with True Flow and 44” Epson Plotter with Best Color software.

    SALES MANAGER/ELECTRONIC PRE-PRESS LIAISON May 1993-Jul 1998
    A. Carlisle and Company of Nevada, Reno NV
    • Produced the largest sales year in the company 78-year history.
    • Motivated each sales associate into million dollar plus producers with one/one, group training.
    • Utilized the estimating department to establish more efficient techniques in the pre-press, press
    and bindery areas, allowing more efficient use of time and materials, thus greater profitability
    establishing a stronger customer base.
    • Remodel and installation of a $1.3M electronic pre-press system and its documentation.
    • Taught a formal training program at the University of Nevada Reno on desktop publishing.
    • Versed in Quark, Pagemaker/CS, Photoshop, Illustrator and Microsoft 2000.
    • Assisted in the research, leading to the purchase and installation of a 440 Heidelberg Speedmaster.
    • Developed and executed quarterly newsletter and poster print series.

    SALES/GENERAL MANAGER Jun 1985-Sep 1992
    Central Coast Printing, Grover Beach CA
    • Reorganized the company from chapter 11 to a number two position in its market share.
    • Generated volume sales to allow for procurement of new equipment.
    • Trained the sales and production staff in the merits of teamwork and goal setting.
    • Directed the first commuter airlines (Wings West) American Eagle timetable from computer to film.
    • Assisted Copeland Sports with their in-house graphics department to become totally self-sufficient
    by researching and purchasing of Mac computers and Agfa Image setter.

    EDUCATION Grossmont College
    Stratford Career Institute
    Certificate of Leadership/United States Air Force

    MEMBERSHIPS Advisory Council Truckee Meadows Community College
    Recipient Potlatch Sales Strategy Workshop
    Board Member Sierra Nevada Craftsman Club

    Edited by: Jon Thompson on Mar 21, 2008 12:57 PM

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    Re: Looking for employment

    Are you willing to relocate to Denver ?

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    • #3
      Re: Looking for employment

      Yes, I would entertain relocation for the right opportunity.

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