These 20-Under-40 Up-and-Coming Printing Industry Executives Share Their Success Stories
He credits Heidelberg's Axel Zoeller with being an early mentor who truly changed his life. "He inspired me to keep on exploring the world in order to further understand global cultures and pursue my dream of becoming a true international business manager," Gawreluk adds.
What Gawreluk ultimately represents is the next generation of printers. It is his goal to leave a lasting contribution to the printing industry and forging relationships that will stand the test of time.
"I will continue to work hard and soak up all I can from the leaders around me to build upon what I have already accomplished," he says.
An ardent long-distance runner, Gawreluk enjoys adding to his vinyl record collection and hopes to continue filling up his passport with new and exciting international destinations. He is single and volunteers as a Sunday school teacher. Gawreluk also mentors at-risk youth through a Big Brother program.
Kristopher Gasch, 32
Director of Marketing
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Music is very much a part of Kristopher Gasch's identity. Whether he's playing piano in concert or singing with his adult choir in Ireland, music helps provide the creative and artistic outlet in Gasch's life. But it is by no means his only outlet for creativity.
As the director of marketing for Fey Printing, there are correlations between the world of music and Gasch's day-to-day work for the Wisconsin Rapids, WI-based firm. A 2004 graduate of Edgewood College in Madison, WI—where he studied business and music—Gasch joined the firm's customer service team shortly after finishing school. He worked his way into sales in 2007, then transitioned into marketing in 2011 while maintaining some accounts.
Structure and a desire for collaboration are two of Gasch's strong suits, and they are critical to success in both music and the printing business. "Organization may seem really simple, but there's stress that comes along with confusion," he notes. "I do strive for organization in what I'm doing and the things I'm working on with other employees, as well. I don't know if that need for structure comes out of that musical side of me—it needs to be square, four-measure phrases and right number of beats, and everything falls into place."