Derek Gordon to Lead Ryobi MHI Equipment Sales in Chicagoland for Graphco
CLEVELAND—April 7, 2014—Chris Manley, president of Graphco, is proud to announce the recent appointment of Derek Gordon as Midwest regional manager to the Greater Chicago print industry market, effective March 3rd.
As the exclusive distributor for Ryobi MHI Offset Presses, Graphco’s entry to this market will be positively influenced by the professionalism and creativity that Gordon brings to this newly-created position. “With Derek’s decision to join our team we will begin to grow market share in the Midwest with his seasoned and highly-successful track record in printing equipment sales,” reflected Manley. “Derek has a creative and pro-active approach that has been a success-model in his nearly three decades in the industry.”
For 14 years, Gordon was an integral part of the sales team of Komori America, where he exceeded yearly expectations and stayed keenly focused on his customers’ needs by presenting thoughtful and critical value propositions. Gordon’s most recent role with KomoriCare has provided him a broader view of the needs of printers nationally. In addition to Northern Illinois, Gordon’s sales territory will include Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Western Missouri.
As important, Gordon will also offer valuable and insightful sales support and consultation to the company’s Ryobi Sales team and Dealer Partner colleagues and their customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Wisconsin, Eastern Missouri, Iowa and Southern Illinois.
In his new role, Gordon will be responsible for selling the full Ryobi line with an emphasis on the eight-up Ryobi 920, the six-up Ryobi 750 and the value priced six-up Ryobi 760 Series presses—all of which are now available with LED UV curing technology. “I’m thrilled to be able to offer my customers the Ryobi LED-UV presses that have become the new global standard,” commented Gordon. “My professional goal is to quickly add my initials to the current base of 90 worldwide Ryobi LED UV installations. These instant curing systems provide unsurpassed print quality, low total cost of ownership and the extreme reliability that Ryobi is known for.”
Graphco is a leading provider of digital, offset and print finishing solutions. Besides Ryobi Offset Presses, Graphco proudly represents other premium product lines such as MGI and Horizon Finishing Solutions. Since 1976, Graphco has thrived in an ever-changing marketplace by loyally adhering to the firm’s original model for success through devotion to customer’s print production needs, reliable and assured technical service and constant attention to the changing industry.