Graphco Press Release: Derek Gordon to Lead Ryobi MHI Equipment Sales in Chicagoland for Graphco

DG2Derek Gordon to Lead Ryobi MHI Equipment Sales in Chicagoland for Graphco

Emphasis on the New LED UV Series.

CLEVELAND, OH, April 7, 2014 – Chris Manley, President of Graphco, is proud to announce the recent appointment of Derek Gordon as Midwest Regional Manager to the Greater Chicago print industry market, effective March 3rd.

As the exclusive distributor for Ryobi MHI Offset Presses, Graphco’s entry to this market will be positively influenced by the professionalism and creativity that Derek brings to this newly-created position. “With Derek’s decision to join our team we will begin to grow market share in the Midwest with his seasoned and highly-successful track record in printing equipment sales,” reflects Manley, “Derek has a creative and pro-active approach that has been a success-model in his nearly three decades in the industry.”

For 14 years, Derek was an integral part of the sales team of Komori of America, where he exceeded yearly expectations and stayed keenly focused on his customer’s needs by presenting thoughtful and critical value propositions. Derek’s most recent role with KomoriCare has provided him a broader view of the needs of printers nationally. In addition to Northern Illinois, Derek’s sales territory will include Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Western Missouri.

As important, Derek Gordon will also offer valuable and insightful sales support and consultation to our Ryobi Sales team and Dealer Partner colleagues and their customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Wisconsin, Eastern Missouri, Iowa and Southern Illinois.

In his new role, Derek will be responsible for selling the full Ryobi line with an emphasis on the Ryobi 8-up RYOBI 920, the 6-up RYOBI 750 and the value priced 6-up RYOBI 760 Series presses all of which are now available with LED-UV curing technology. “I’m thrilled to be able to offer my customers the Ryobi LED-UV presses that have become the new global standard. My professional goal is to quickly add my initials to the current base on 90 worldwide Ryobi LED-UV installations,” comments Gordon, “these instant curing systems provide unsurpassed print quality, low total cost of ownership and the extreme reliability that Ryobi is known for.”

For more information on the full Ryobi line and the new LED-UV curing technology with RYIOBI 920, RYOBI 760 and RYOBI 750 go opens in a new windowwww.graphco.com/products/ryobi or contact Derek Gordon at dgordon@37.60.244.185create new email, 800-458-2769, 708-804-4330.

ABOUT GRAPHCO
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. But these brands are only as good  as the technical support team that stands behind them and the Graphco reputation for top-notch service which is second to none. Since 1976, Graphco has thrived in an ever-changing market place 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.

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