PEARL PRESSMAN LIBERTY COMMUNICATIONS GROUP — REMAKING HISTORY
* Newark, DE-based color separation and prepress operation Photo Color is brought into the fold in 1980, as well as a new bindery operation, allowing the company to handle jobs from start to finish;
* After decades at the helm of their father’s business, Burt Pearl and Harold Pressman sell the company to five employees in 1985. Morris Rosen, Bill Conners, David VanDusen, Manuel Pearl and Marvin Bergman take control of the company;
* In 1998, Bergman, Conners and Rosen sell their shares to PPLCG managers James Lerner, Elliot Schindler and Mitchell Weinstein.
From the beginning, Pearl and Pressman had several guiding principles: faith in each other, a strong work ethic, an optimistic spirit, a belief in doing things right and a commitment to solving customers’ problems. One hundred years later, the same philosophies are being upheld.
“PPLCG is an independent company and is owner operated,” states Schindler, principal and executive vice president of sales. “We are currently in our fourth generation. The five owners sell, manage, and run the plant and operations. Although each has a specific area of management within the operation, we view ourselves as employees.”
According to company president VanDusen, PPLCG’s corporate philosophy is to profitably supply print purchasers with top-quality graphic products. Its strategies include:
* Doing whatever it takes to get the job done in order to add value to its customers’ businesses and exceed their expectations;
* Be responsive and honest problem solvers; and
* Continually improve its processes and products.
“The job security of all PPLCG employees depends on our success in doing so,” VanDusen says.
Future Holds VDP
Another key to the future success of the company lies in variable data digital printing, which Schindler feels holds a very large growth potential for PPLCG. To date, all of the business in this area has strictly come from meeting the needs of current customers, he says. But that doesn’t mean the company won’t market and grow this business sector.