Parker Pad Celebrates 65 Years
In addition to celebrating its 65th year of business, with more than 200 guests, Markham, Ontario-based Parker Pad & Printing introduced several key staff appointments to support its growth.
Currently employing 51 people in its 37,000-square-foot facility, Parker Pad is equipped for offset- and toner-based printing, full bindery, direct-mail and fulfillment services. After acquiring County Commercial Printing in Haliburton in late-2009, Parker Pad also operates a 1,350-square-foot facility, with three employees.
Frank Parker Sr., who worked a single letterpress to begin developing what has become one of Toronto’s leading commercial printing operations, founded Parker Pad in 1946. Now led by Janis Parker, the 65-year-old company has grown under the direction of three generations of the Parker family.
During the company’s 65th anniversary celebration, Parker Pad also made note of recent personnel appointments, including the hiring of Sean Fryer and Michael Hodgeman, who collectively bring more than 35 years of experience to Parker Pad’s sheetfed-based printing department. In the company’s production department, John Parete brings more than 20 years of prepress and printing experience.
In the company’s Digital POD division (toner-based), Lina Chiu, whose printing background revolves around direct-mail programs and associated Web development, joins Parker Pad as Senior Data Programmer. Kal Bedi, with over 22 years experience, is to look after this department’s prepress needs and Satty Persaud, with over 14 years of experience in quality control and process development, joins Parker Pad as Client Services Manager.
In the sales department, Ed Shields joins Parker Pad with 30 years of experience in print sales, including over 12 years developing and implementing direct-mail programs. Joey Marshall joins Parker Pad with eight years of experience in estimating, production and direct-mail applications, as well as over 10 years experience with print sales. Shields and Marshall will focus on Parker Pad’s growing Digital POD and Direct Mail divisions.
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