PRINTING INDUSTRY VETERANS — LASTING IMPRESSIONS
“Going into management after having sales success was the worst decision I ever made,” Munz admits.
With a wife and two small kids, Munz decided to travel and live out of a trailer for nearly nine months as he looked for his next destination. It took him north to Nova Scotia, south to Jacksonville, FL, and west to Phoenix, with plenty of stops in between.
“Living in close quarters was chaotic,” he explains. “But I was fishing with the Novies, crabbing, doing water activities. I also spent a month in Grand Junction, CO. I loved it.”
While introducing Gardner/Fulmer Litho of Fullerton, CA, to the San Diego market, Munz went to school at night and earned an MBA from National University. Since 1986, he has been with Rush Press.
Dennis Redman, 67
Menomonee Falls, WI
A “techie” and “color geek” at heart, Dennis Redman has ridden the cutting edge of the industry’s technology revolution, having been an early adopter of direct-to-plate and virtual proofing. He wanted to be a pro athlete as a child, but he traded MLB, NFL and NBA acronyms for SWOP, GRACoL, IPA and GCA. If it’s any consolation, Redman has become one of the league leaders he’d always hoped to be in sports, playing considerable roles in numerous printing industry organizations.
Redman spent his first 28 years as part of the Cuneo organization, and it was there that he developed his reputation as a color expert. After burning out at Cuneo, he joined prepress house MAS Graphics in 1990, then embarked on his own franchise of Plus Companies, beginning with CT Plus in 2000, Plus Consultants in 2001 and Plus Digital Print in 2004.
During those Cuneo years, he followed through on the “have fun, make money, leave footprints” adage via a consultant job that took him to London, where he worked for Bob Guccione, publisher of Penthouse magazine. Redman spent three months in London, helping Guccione get up to speed on the U.S. standards for printing and advertising. In all, he spent two years as a consultant for Guccione.