Heeter Promotes Inkjet Printing Expert Kirk Schlecker to Serve as Its President
Heeter, a full service provider of secure print, direct mail and fulfillment solutions, announced the promotion of Kirk Schlecker to president.
Current President Scott Heeter and Executive Vice President Tim Thomas will become Heeter’s chief executive officer and chief operating officer, respectively.
Schlecker will oversee the day-to-day affairs of the company and continue to work closely with Heeter and Thomas on the strategic initiatives of the firm. All production and operations’ departments, along with sales, information technology, and customer service, will report to the new president.
Leadership in Inkjet Technology
Schlecker is one of the country’s foremost experts on inkjet printing techniques and applications. Schlecker led Heeter to be the first commercial printer in the United States to successively install two of Ricoh’s latest inkjet presses. He is a frequent panelist at industry events on software and inkjet technology.
“Kirk is a proven leader who truly understands the integration of people, technology and manufacturing,” said Scott Heeter. “With the rapid changes in the print industry and evolving needs of our customers, Kirk’s expertise and leadership becomes very important as we chart Heeter’s future path.”
Deep Background in Print and Fulfillment
Schlecker joined Heeter in January, 2014, as vice president of operations, after having run several top print and fulfillment companies in the Chicago area.
“I’m very honored and excited to help Heeter further develop a team environment focused on People, Process and Technology,” said Schlecker. “If we succeed at that, we will bring best-in-class solutions to our customers; that is our true value.”
Kirk has a background in Lean Manufacturing which helps Heeter continue to refine its standard operational procedures and bring better accountability within the company.
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