These 20-Under-40 Up-and-Coming Printing Industry Executives Share Their Success Stories
The desire to collaborate stems from what Gasch sees as the importance of seeing a different perspective. "Everyone on the team has a valuable perspective and oftentimes the best solutions come from when everyone has a voice in the conversation," he says.
He became the third generation from his family to work at Fey Printing, following in the footsteps of his father (Scott) and grandfather (Don). Combined, the three men have 99 years of printing experience. Don Gasch, who bought the firm in 1989, has 64 years under his belt and counting.
Both men have had a profound impact on Gasch's approach to the industry. "I learned from them the value of building a relationship with customers, co-workers and vendors."
Gasch is drawn toward organizations that place a premium on values, from the Rotary Club to Incourage, the community foundation of which he is a board member. Making integrity a part of one's daily life—whether it's as a creed, mission statement or an unwritten principle to live by—is important to him.
The road to success, from Gasch's point of view, is a constant work in progress. One of his Edgewood College instructors left a motto for him to live by: We should be pleased, but never satisfied. That satisfaction leads to complacency is not lost on Gasch, and given the many challenges facing the printing industry and the need to maximize customers' marketing dollars, it certainly applies here.
"If we're satisfied," he observes, "we're not moving forward."
Gasch is a passionate supporter of building Wisconsin Rapids into a vibrant community, and to that end he has donated his time and energies to the aforementioned organizations (he's a past president of the Rotary Club) and sits on the governing council for a charter elementary school. Aside from music, his interests include classic cars (he's rebuilding a 1971 Triumph) and traveling. Gasch and his partner of seven years, Shane, enjoy traveling and have visited destinations including Portugal, France, Iceland and the Virgin Islands.