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Faust’s next professional stop was The Printery, where he learned under the guidance of former owner Dick McMicken. “He taught me how to drive the business to an outstanding level of performance through efficient equipment utilization and employee achievements.”
When The Printery became part of the Consolidated Graphics network, Faust found himself in a leadership role as president. Consolidated CEO Joe Davis gave him the reins to both The Printery and Image Systems. But, in May of 2003, Faust set out on his own and acquired Hi-Liter Graphics.
“I have been fortunate that, at a young age, I was exposed to some excellent leaders/mentors who were giving of their time and insight,” Faust says. “I learned that valuing and rewarding people was the best way to attain business success. I hope to provide the same opportunities I had to the employees of Hi-Liter Graphics.”
Faust currently serves on the board of the Wisconsin affiliate chapter of the PIA and is involved with the Waukesha County Technical College graphics center. He is an ardent outdoor sportsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and water sports, and collects art. He and wife Dawn have two children: a son, Nathan, 2, and nine-month-old daughter Natalie. She tends to the couple’s commercial and residential real estate holding and management company, Faust Investments. PI