Women in Printing — It’s a Man’s World (Not!)
Rose Mary Bundscho
Tromiczak says the biggest milestone of her career happened in 2001, when she landed the position of president of Berlin Industries—a single-source provider of web offset commercial printing, digital one-to-one solutions, database management, direct mail services, custom fulfillment and distribution. The company employs 400 people and reported $70 million in sales in 2007.
On a personal note, Tromiczak is a member of the Advertising Women of New York and the Women Presidents’ Association in Chicago. She also serves on the board for Christopher House, a not-for-profit family resource center for low-income children and families.
Allegra Print & Imaging
In 1982, when Eileen Rogers had her resumé printed (not copied), she walked into a small print shop in Scottsdale and essentially never left.
She took a job at the local Allegra Print & Imaging, which had just opened the year before, and began learning the operation inside-out.
“One day, the owner concocted a deal that offered me equity ownership and options to buy more, if I could grow sales and meet some other goals,” Rogers recalls. “Thirteen years later, I owned 100 percent of the company.”
Today, under Rogers’ leadership, the operation employs 14 people and reported revenues of $2.3 million in 2007. Additionally, the firm merged with a local digital printer in October and has emerged as a digital marketing services pioneer in both the Phoenix market and within the Allegra franchise.
“With both traditional and digital presses, the latest in cross-media marketing applications, Web-to-print technologies, variable data printing and a great team of dedicated people,” says Rogers, “we are poised to grow and thrive over the next 10 years.”
Rogers believes in making a difference every day. Currently she serves on the boards of Homeward Bound and Planned Parenthood of Arizona, as well as the Housing Board and the Human Services Commission for the City of Scotts-dale. In 2000, she was named the ATHENA Award recipient from the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, which honors one woman each year for community service, business success and mentoring of other women.