Fort Orange Press Increases Sales 50 Percent, Adds 18 Employees

ALBANY, NY—June 14, 2011—As a result of its continued expansion and recent $2 million investment in equipment, facility and technology upgrades, along with its strategic alliance with The Pressroom of Ballston Spa, NY, Fort Orange Press has added 18 employees. The positions are across the company, in sales, customer service, estimating, electronic prepress, digital print production, offset print production, bindery and shipping/logistics operations.

Robert F. Witko, president of Fort Orange Press, commented, “Over the past two years we have made significant investments in all areas of the company to ready ourselves for this type of expansion.” Joining the Fort Orange Press team are the following professionals:

Gregory Desidoro, director of marketing, Business Development—Greg has spent more than 20 years selling offset and digital printing, most recently as a sales representative at The PressRoom in Ballston Spa, NY, and Finlay Printing in Bloomfield, CT.

Michael Glenn, print sales consultant—A Graduate of RIT in Graphic Arts Management, Mike has been servicing clients in the Capital District print market for more than 30 years. He speaks on the subject of printing with business groups and universities about the ever changing printing industry and its processes.

Lola Swan, customer service representative—Lola egan her professional career in 1988 at The PressRoom, Ballston Spa, NY. She handles in excess of $3 million in sales annually as a customer service consultant.

Dave Stewart, estimator—A graduate of Hartwick College, Dave brings to Fort Orange more than 35 years of experience in the graphic arts industry. As previous owner of Coneco Laser Graphics in Glens Falls, NY, Dave honed his skills as vice president of operations at the South Glens Falls, NY-based Web Graphics.

John Bodgan, shipping and logistics manager.

Bisram Ramkaran, Keith Bull, Andy Crosse and Eric Watson, press operators—They have more than 65 years combined offset printing experience.

Henry Miller, Larry Glasgow, Steve Hamack and Blaine Lange, bindery operators.

Greg Bockis, Dan Kirk and Josh McAllister, electronic prepress and digital print production technicians.

Martha Kelly, reception.

About Fort Orange Press
Established in 1905, Fort Orange Press has grown to become one of the Northeast’s leading commercial sheet-fed printing companies, specializing in brochures, dated publications, catalogs, annual reports and corporate identity pieces. Over the past 100 years, Fort Orange Press has built a solid reputation for delivering superior printed materials for state and national associations, universities, government, financial institutions and corporations alike. Fort Orange Press serves more than 2,000 customers.

Source: Fort Orange Press.