Truman Pope Named Head of Lettershop Operations at American Litho
CAROL STREAM, IL—February 4, 2015—Truman Pope of New Lenox, IL, has been named senior director of lettershop operations at American Litho, one of the region’s fastest-growing commercial printing and direct marketing firms.
Pope comes to ALitho from Specialty Printing, where he also managed the lettershop team. He brings nearly three decades of printing and lettershop experience to his new role.
“When I started in this business, most of our work was done by hand,” Pope says. “We have state-of-the-art equipment to handle many functions now, but people are still the core of our success.”
Under Pope’s direction, ALitho has nearly doubled its lettershop staff, which handles multi-million-piece mailings for national brands.
The team also puts the finishing touches on large commercial printing projects such as catalogs and reports and produces cost-effective mailings for direct marketers who want to test new ideas before launching major campaigns.
“Lettershop workers handle everything that happens after jobs roll off the presses,” Pope explained. “That includes folding, binding, stitching, perforating and affixing special items like a game piece, a new credit card or loyalty card.”
Pope’s team also manages every step needed to get large mailings out the door via ALitho’s on-site USPS mailing verification service.
Direct marketers also benefit from in-house data analytics, trucking and shipping logistics, warehousing and more. “We serve our customers best when we offer virtually everything they need in one place,” Pope says.