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Resume for Richard L. for Manager / Supervisor / Team Leader / Printing & Publishing in Foster City, California

Occupation: Manager / Supervisor / Team Leader Industry: Printing & Publishing
Country: United States City: Foster City
State: California ZIP: 94404

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Comet Drive

Foster City, CA




To obtain a position utilizing my extensive skills and experience within purchasing and the publishing industry to make a significant contribution and impact on the overall profitability of an organization. 


  • + years in publishing and purchasing with progressive history of promotions and success.
  • Management and supervision of various departments, projects and diverse personnel.
  • Highly developed purchasing skills inclusive of price negotiations, vendor relations and quality control.
  • Ability to locate new vendors for projects through extensive network of contacts and market research.
  • Key skills in developing small companies and leading them into midsize company growth.
  • Strong ability to manage multiple projects at one time exceeding deadlines and project demands.
  • Successful proven track record in cost reduction and successful management of profit margin goals.
  • Well versed in entire publishing and purchasing process with skills developed in a career from the levels of customer service through management.
  • Developed strong network of client and vendor relationship through excellent reputation.
  • Skilled in forecasting, cost analysis, project budgeting, profit/loss and expense management.


    FUTURE US, INC.South San Francisco, CA         Present

    Production Director/Purchasing

    Major publisher of consumer computer and music entertainment magazines, with key experience in all phases of magazine production, from prepress to polybagging.

    • Purchased million pounds of coated free sheet and ground wood annually from leading mills,  

      merchants and distributors, maintaining multiple different press configurations and magazine widths.

    • Responsible for purchasing of million units of optical media CDs and DVDs annually from largest

      replication facilities in US.

    • Developed patented US Patent ,, B optical disc sleeve for use with DVD to prevent fingerprints

      from damaging discs.

    • Launched magazines, acquired magazines, successfully integrating them into the corporate fold.

    • Originated and maintained everchanging newsstand on sale date schedule for monthly   

       magazines with over newsstand only specials annually.

    • Brought pre press completely in house from digital photography to pdf/xa output, changing from   

      outsourcing analog film in the 's, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars annually

    • Working with and training ad sales teams, deriving supplemental income from posters, gatefolds, cover 

       wraps and other specialty items.

    • Negotiated successful printing contracts with multiple publication printers, maintaining primary contact 

       with each on printing and postal issues.

    • Successfully managed custom publishing print projects for major highprofile customers such as  

       Apple, Best Buy, Kmart, Sears, and Toys R Us.

    • Negotiate all vendor contracts to maximize quality and profits while decreasing overall expenses.

    • Primary vendor contact from prepress to bindery inserts, including massive CD replication and packaging.

    • Auditing of all vendor invoices for correct pricing and quantities on a regular basis, saving thousands of            dollars in billing errors.

    • Color quality supervision of both inhouse and outside vendors, inclusive of bringing prepress inhouse.

    • Forecasting and budgeting for annual manufacturing expenditures for company. 

    RADIO & RECORDSLos Angeles, CA           

    Production Supervisor

    Publisher of weekly trade tabloid that served the National radio and music industry located in the Los Angeles.

    • Responsible for transitioning company from mechanical pasteup to computerized desktop pagination

      system, saving time and labor costs.

    • Auditing of all vendor invoices for accuracy and to ensure maximum cost reductions and quality.

    • Color quality supervision responsible for inhouse personnel and outside vendors.

    • Attended press checks regularly and initiated practices to reduce advertiser complaints. 

    BAM PUBLICATIONSPleasant Hill, CA           

    Production Director

    Publisher of four monthly consumer tabloids BAM, Microtimes, Drive! and SF Downtown.

    • Transitioned magazines to new printer saving $, annually while reducing lead time as well as

      streamlining distribution methods.

    • Transitioned from pasteup galleys to desktop page output on high resolution printers saving valuable

       time and output costs.

    • Attended press checks regularly and decreased advertising complaints to record minimal levels.

    • Negotiated all vendor contracts for maximum cost reductions and increased profit margins.

    • Key point of contact with vendors and involved in entire process from prepress to bindery.

    • Auditing of all vendor invoices for accuracy and implemented continual cost improvement.

    • Responsible for color quality supervision for inhouse personnel and outside vendors.

    • Forecasting and budgeting for annual manufacturing expenditures for entire company.

    • System manager responsible for all minicomputer system tracking ad management.

    • Direct supervision of advertising prep department including use of Macintosh equipment. 

    RESEARCH SERVICESSan Francisco, CA                                                   

    Production Director

    Publisher of five trade and consumer magazine titles produced totally on PC hardware and software, including own Linotronic Postscript output.

    • Implementations and negotiation of vendor contracts, inclusive of vendor selection for startup publications.

    • Responsible for handling of all vendor contacts and services from prepress through reprint services.

    • Implemented new system for delivering print order specifications to print vendors streamlining process.

    • High volume web paper purchasing and inventory control for reduced cost and increased quality.

    • Coordination and supervision of all collateral and bindin materials.

    • Developed and implemented postal forecasting procedure using spreadsheets for maximum cost control.

    • Color quality supervision for both inhouse departments and processes as well as outside vendors.

    • Computer system planning and management including system manager of Novell . user network  

       including PC and Macintosh applications.

    • Management and supervision of three typesetters, two graphic artists and color scanning team.

    • Forecasting and budgeting for annual manufacturing expenditures for reduced cost and increased profits.

    • Established and supervised all production schedules ensuring quality and timelines met. 

    BALZER/SHOPES LITHOPLATEBrisbane, CA                                                

    Scitex Visionary Manager

    Promoted to manager for full service, highend prepress facility, including Crosfield scanning and Scitex imaging equipment.

    • Received official Scitex Gateway Training.

    • Worked with advertising agencies and publications implementing Visionary and Postscript desktop link to   

       highend color systems.

    • Working knowledge of QuarkXpress, Pagemaker, Illustrator and other Macintosh postscript programs

    Customer Service Representative

    • Interface between clients and shop personnel, from job planning through billing ensuring client satisfaction. 

    ARCATA GRAPHICSSan Jose, CA               

    Customer Service Representative

    Customer service for large scale web printer with clients including TV Guide  and The National Enquirer.

    • Coordinated customer contact and representation for East Coast Publishers.

    • Reviewed production schedules for new customers optimizing manufacturing capacities. 


    BROOKLYN COLLEGEBrooklyn, New York 

    Bachelor of ArtsEconomics    

    ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITYQueens, New York

    credits toward M.B.A. 


    Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.  Key skills in directing and overseeing Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat

    and Adobe Photoshop projects.  Contract Negotiation, Budgeting and Expense Analysis, Cost Reduction, Profit and Loss Management, Strategic Planning, Work Flow Management, Project Management, Meeting

    Planning and Presentations, Quality Control and Process Improvement. 


    Cliff Roth


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    Clifford Paper

    New Jersey


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