Tom Paprocki, Who Had Long Career With Heidelberg, Joins Sales Team at Graphco
CLEVELAND—June 3, 2015—Chris Manley, president of Graphco, is proud to announce the recent appointment of Tom Paprocki as account manager. Paprocki is a recognized industry veteran, with nearly three decades of experience in a full-range of print and finishing equipment sales, including a long career with Heidelberg USA, where he quickly developed the Indiana territory using his total solutions technique to increase market-share with new customers and in-depth sales into established accounts.
Paprocki's customer-centric approach has developed strong printing industry relationships and has given him a deep understanding of the challenges his customers face in the new print economy. With the wide array of solutions Graphco offers, Paprocki can interpret customer demands for high value-added print and finishing solutions and demonstrate the highly profitable return on investment these products offer.
"As we build our sales team, adding a key player like Tom is like getting a number one draft pick who comes with a veteran’s track record," said Chris Manley, president of Graphco. "Having sold everything from offset and digital presses to complete finishing systems and prepress workflow solutions, our very sophisticated product line will come naturally to Tom. We’re delighted to have such an established player join the Graphco Sales Team where his strong customer relationships will expand our presence in Indiana and help us grow the eastern Michigan and western Kentucky territories as well."
Manley continued, "Tom is not only pragmatic in his business approach but also the ultimate optimist, which I believe is key to successful sales."
He will be armed with Graphco’s full portfolio of best in class offset and digital print and finishing solutions from industry leaders like Horizon, Graphic Whizard, MGI, Spiel, Intec, OKI, SCS Automaberg and Petratto along with the dynamic Ryobi MHI press line.
Graphco has experienced phenomenal success since 2013 with sales of 39 print units of the eight-up Ryobi MHI 920 and the six-up Ryobi MHI 750 Series presses in the Midwest. All feature Ryobi’s Smart Insta.Color fast makeready automation and many of these presses have delivered with LED UV curing technology.
Paprocki, on his new position, commented, "Graphco has taken a leadership position in the Midwest and I will capitalize on that momentum. I’m excited to offer my customers the phenomenal Ryobi MHI LED-UV presses, which are so well known for quality, productivity and durability, as well as the rest of the Graphco product line up. I look forward to this new opportunities in my sales career."
Paprocki is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a B.S. in Business Administration/Marketing. He is active in the Optimist International (Hammond Optimist Chapter Board Member), which devotes its fundraising efforts to the needs of youth in the community. For 20 years he has been an active participant in printing industry associations. Paprocki, his wife and two children reside in Dyer, Indiana. Most recently, he was part of the Pamarco sales team in the Midwest focusing on pressroom automation technology and specialty accessories, including precision engraved anilox cylinders and ink distribution systems. He will work out of Graphco’s Midwest office in Schaumburg, Illinois.
Graphco is the industry’s leading provider of digital, offset and print finishing solutions. Besides Ryobi Offset Presses, Graphco proudly represents other premium product lines such as MGI and Horizon Finishing Solutions. Since 1976, Graphco has thrived in an ever-changing marketplace by loyally adhering to the firm’s original model for success through devotion to customer’s print production needs, reliable and assured technical service and constant attention to the changing industry.