Many of you by now have met (or spoken with) our new Sales Manager, Chuck Gordon. He has been on board for a couple of months now, and is settling in to his new digs nicely. But where did this “new” guy come from?
Chuck began a 27 year career in the fine paper distribution industry in 1971 in Richmond, Va. While in the distribution business he served in many different capacities ranging from purchasing/inventory management, customer service management, marketing and sales. In 1998 left the paper business to join Graphics Ink, a printing company in Durham, NC, serving primarily in sales for the next 10 years. During that time the company was able to grow the commercial print side of the business but the current down turn in the economy forced Graphics Ink to close it’s doors.
Chuck and Barefoot Press have had been friends since 1990, when he came to Raleigh, NC to sell printing paper. At that time we were bringing our paper in from Miami and California. Chuck was the first paper rep to understand our vision, and actively help us with the sourcing of recycled papers. Over time he was able to establish a local recycled paper stocking program for us. So he has played an important role in shaping the history of the original green printer here in Raleigh, NC. It’s only fitting that Chuck has come back to help us grow in this new green economy. We are fortunate to have added Chuck’s knowledge of paper and fine printing to our mix here at Barefoot Press, and encourage our customers to give him a welcome call.