These 20-Under-40 Up-and-Coming Printing Industry Executives Share Their Success Stories
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Tyler Garman, 36
The RoArk Group
Upon graduating from the University of Arkansas with a degree in computer information systems in 2000, Tyler Garman relished the opportunities that lay ahead of him. Although the family-owned printing company started by his grandfather beckoned, Garman didn't have plans to work at The RoArk Group long-term.
"After graduating, I looked at several opportunities with accounting and technology firms, most of which would have taken me out of the area," Garman explains. "This was just as Bentonville and Northwest Arkansas were really starting to boom and there were a few projects that I wanted to complete, so I decided to stay (at RoArk) for a year or two."
However, the year or two expired about 13 years ago. "I couldn't be happier with the decision," he says. "I've been able to work daily with an amazing group of people on a wide variety of exciting and creative projects."
The "few projects" Garman completed entailed starting out as a prepress operator, and then IT manager, before becoming vice president of operations and, in 2007, company president. He'd worked in the shop in various part-time roles during college and was drawn to the rapid change and increasing computerization of the industry.
Among his top managerial qualities, Garman feels he takes a calm and objective approach to the business each day. He also makes it a point not to take himself too seriously.
Garman truly considers himself fortunate to have been surrounded by family, board members and a number of the industry's top consultants, all of whom have provided nuggets of wisdom that have helped to pave his path in the world of printing. He has borrowed a little bit of each nugget in developing his own managerial style.