Standard expands field sales team

Dennis Marking.
Dennis Marking.

Standard Finishing Systems (Andover, Massachusetts), a leading supplier of post-press and paper-handling solutions, has added two industry veterans to its field sales team. The Standard sales team provides comprehensive coast-to-coast coverage and support to Standard’s North American customer base, including Canada, as well as its partner and dealer network.

Dennis Marking is now Territory Sales Manager for the Southwestern Region. Marking has 18 years of experience in operating a trade bindery business, as well as 8 years selling folding and direct-mail solutions. “Dennis knows all facets of the finishing process,” said Standard’s National Sales Manager Paul Steinke. “His technical skills and application knowledge will bring immediate value to our customers.”

Mike Fairhurst is the new Territory Sales Manager for the New England Region. Fairhurst spent the beginning of his 30-year career in the print industry in the direct-mail and transactional space, before transitioning to selling finishing solutions for the high-speed, web-offset printing market. “Mike brings unique print production expertise and customer focus to our sales staff,” Steinke said. “We’re thrilled to add him. Standard continues to build and strengthen our sales team. Dennis and Mike will help us grow our business, and our customers will see the benefits of even stronger and more consistent field support.”

Mike Fairhurst.
Mike Fairhurst.

With a history dating back over a hundred years to 1910, Standard partners with world-class equipment manufacturers to deliver state-of-the-art solutions to the commercial, in-plant, trade bindery, quick print, data centre, financial print, direct-mail, forms, education and government markets. The company offers a comprehensive line of automated finishing equipment from Horizon International of Japan – including folders, perfect binders, trimmers, saddlestitchers, collators, bookletmakers, slitters/creasers and die-cutters – to printers in Canada and the U.S. Standard also provides a range of pre and post paper handling solutions for continuous-feed print engines from Hunkeler of Switzerland – including unwinders, rewinders, rotary cutting systems, dynamic perforators and inspection systems.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.