Michael Marcian

By Erik Cagle Senior Editor High school guidance counselors are not the most enlightened folk. Nor, in general, do they typically put a lot of effort into their student academic assessment evaluations. People's Exhibit A: Michael Marcian, 54, president of Landover, MD-based Corporate Press, a highly successful and well-respected citizen of the commercial printing industry. But back in his school days, amazingly, Marcian was not ticketed for greatness. "I was one of the kids whose counselor told my mother, 'He should go to a vocational education program because we do not think he's college material.' Those kids sort of get pigeonholed as non-achievers," Marcian

By Erik Cagle The last thing Corporate Press wanted was to be dubbed a one-trick pony. Sure, the Landover, MD-based printer has made a name for itself in the commercial realm, but providing cradle-to-grave solutions for customers has been the Number One priority all along. According to Mike Butala, general manager of Corporate Color—one of five divisions that comprise the Corporate Press organization, the printer has avoided "pigeon hole" labels by forging a reputation based on its versatility. "By involving ourselves in our customer problems beyond simply commercial printing, we have provided solutions within our corporation that increase customer satisfaction and loyalty," he says.

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