Name: John Tanner
1985 – 1988 Falconer Central School, Business and Art
1988 – 1990 Jamestown Community College, Business
The Post-Journal 2011 – Current, Production Manager
Buffalo Newspress Inc. 2004 – 2011, Bindery Manager
The Post-Journal 2000 – 2004, Production Manager
1999 – 2000, Commercial Print Manager
1991 – 1999, Pre-Press
Duties: Responsible to schedule personnel in pressroom, bindery, prepress and pick up & delivery.
Coordinate and schedule the production for each of the 4 newspapers and commercial customers for all 5 departments.
Supervise quality control of production for each department.
Manage and order the inventory for production such as paper, ink, plates and press supplies.
Attend new commercial customer sales calls as well as meeting with existing customers.
Solicite new customers.
Create quotes for pricing commercial jobs and in-house projects
Generate the bills for commercial customers.
Execute end of month job costing.
Direct communication with commercial customers for production as well as problem solving and complaints.
Compose monthly and yearly multi-million dollar forecasts for commercial jobs and in-house projects for all 4 newspapers.
Calculate yearly budget for employee wages and salaries.
Interview and hire new employees and give periodic reviews.
Authority to administer discipline, including termination.
On call 24/7 for any production questions or problems in all departments.
Remote access to handle prepress issues.
Additional Skills & Equipment
Quark, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop
Goss Urbanite, Muller Martini, Cron CTP, Kodak CTP
Information: To utilize my unbeatable work ethic, superior attention to detail, and 25+ years in the print industry to seek new opportunities.