These 20-Under-40 Up-and-Coming Printing Industry Executives Share Their Success Stories
Still, the younger Marcian is fast carving out his own image on printing's Mount Rushmore. He joined the company in January of 1997 as part of its sales team and went on to post numerous company sales records. Wanting to augment the company in other areas, including marketing, he later became executive vice president of sales and marketing.
Now president, Marcian drives the vision and diversification for the company while supporting the needs of 15-plus Corporate Press/Colorcraft salespeople. An active supporter, he recently was appointed to the Printing Industries of America's board of directors, and is involved at the affiliate level with Printing & Graphics Association MidAtlantic (PGAMA), where he serves as treasurer.
"I never gave much thought to anything other than going to work with my father," Marcian admits. "I don't spend much time thinking about other industries, even after years of working hard and dedicating myself to making the best out of challenges the industry would face. I align the industry challenges with the managers I've had in the past, who were hard on me because they knew what I was capable of. Diversify the offering of Corporate Press, acquiring companies—both in the printing industry as well as technology-based companies—forced me to invest my energy and passion in the company, rather than look for career opportunities in other industries."
Marcian considers himself blessed to have a strong management team, populated with people focused on advancing the interests of the company. To that end, he relishes getting in the trenches and rolling up his sleeves as opposed to cultivating a corner office culture. Passion, creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit are driving forces in his managerial style.
The elder Marcian did not coddle his oldest son in those early years. Knowing what was at stake, the senior Marcian passed along some tough lessons to his son.