John Fosmire Born to Print
Fosmire was an owner of Anderson Litho before it was purchased by Mail-Well in 1998, and he served as chairman of the board of directors. He has also served on the board of directors of the Southern California affiliate of the Printing Industries of America. In 1998, he was honored by being named the PIA-SC Executive of the Year.
Keeping with the Fosmire family tradition of printing, John's three sons have followed his footsteps into the graphic arts industry. Sons Richard and David are members of the Anderson Litho sales department, while Steve is a salesperson for a paper merchant.
In addition to his printing achievements, Fosmire has also been active in, and honored by, charitable organizations, including the Casa Youth Shelter and St. Mary's Medical Center.
As of now, the 65-year-old company executive says he has no plans to retire. He resides in Huntington Beach, CA, with his wife Patti, whom he gives much of the credit for his achievements.
"To be successful, you need a good family and a wife that stands behind you, or you will be in trouble."