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Metzgers Names John McGaharan III as Vice President – Operations and Tammy McPherson and Terry Maurer as Team Leaders
Toledo, OH - John McGaharan III, has been named vice president – operations for Metzgers, according to Tom Metzger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Metzgers.
John is leading all press and bindery operations, warehouse, assembly, shipping/ receiving, mailing, estimating and customer service at Metzgers. He has over 30 years of experience in the distribution, warehouse and logistics industry. John joined Metzgers in 2013 after having served as director of print mail operations for Kantar Operations, Toledo, Ohio. Prior to joining Kantar, he served in various management capacities with TNS, Amerisource, Jobst, Beiersdorf & Bristol Myers Squibb.
John attended the University of Toledo Community and Technical College and has National Management Association certifications in leadership management and effective supervisory management.
At the same time, Tammy McPherson and Terry Maurer have been promoted to team leader positions. Tammy will lead the estimating and customer service teams, while Terry will guide MacCreations, prepress, and wide format.
Tammy joined Metzgers in 2005 as an estimator. She has 35 years' experience in the printing industry in accounting, purchasing, estimating, and customer service. Tammy started her career at Industrial Printing before moving to LBA Custom Printing and then Precision Graphics.
Terry came to Metzgers in 2011 following a 30-year career with The Academy Group. Terry's extensive industry experience includes roles in graphic design and as both a production artist and creative director. He has worked with a variety of mediums including signs, displays, wide format printing, and screen printing.
It is with a heavy heart that I write to tell you of my brother Joe’s passing. Joe was an inspiration to just about anyone who met him. He was family to those he worked with, as well as those who worked for him. Joe was an innovator, proven leader and accomplished entrepreneur. He also was the greatest brother in the world.
Together, Joe and I have had the privilege of building the Metzger’s family business side by side for over 30 years. Our conviction and business ethics earned us a Torch Award and a place on the industry’s list of Top 400 printers. During the last 20 years, Metzgers experienced unprecedented growth under Joe’s stewardship. Joe has been key to our success, and I am forever grateful that he taught me everything he knew.
Learning of Joe’s illness two and a half years ago gave us the ability to prepare for the future. Besides myself, an executive team of four, with over 75 years of industry experience was then put in place. This team will continue to guide Metzgers moving forward. Not only will Metzgers remain a strong family-owned business, it will also continue to thrive and grow with the recent arrival of the third generation of Metzgers. Joining us is Joe's son, John Metzger, who comes to us with a degree in Business and Marketing from the University of Toledo. Prior to that, my own son, Tony Metzger, brought to the company a degree in Operations Management from the University of Dayton.
There’s nothing quite like the strength you gain from family. You see, this isn’t the first time Metzgers has experienced a loss in our family and business. We’ve been down this road before when our father, Norbert Metzger, who started our company, passed away a few years ago. He had a mission and a vision that we all built upon together. With Joe’s passing, our family is now more determined than ever to see that vision through and take Metzgers even further up that Top 400 printers list.
Joe would say, “live every day to its fullest”. Be assured that we intend to do that in our own lives and with our company, as we move forward firing on all cylinders.
All of us at Metzgers would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation for your kindness and unwavering loyalty. Thanks for your continued confidence in our family and the rest of the Metzgers team.
Metzgers was recently named one of the region's best commercial printers as part of the Toledo Business Journal's 2014 Best of Lake Erie West business list.
The list, published in The Toledo Business Journal's February 2014 edition, awards businesses that have displayed excellence in a variety of categories. Votes are solicited from readers of the TBJ, Development News, and Lake Erie West Manufacturing & Construction News as well as owners and senior executives at area companies.
Voters considered criteria including exceptional customer service, exceptional relationships with suppliers, and exceptional attention to ethics in business activities and transactions.
Metzgers was recognized in the "Commercial Printer" category alongside two other area printing companies.
Metzgers Printing & Mailing has again earned a spot on the Printing Impressions 400—a list of the top commercial printers in North America for 2013, based on annual sales volume. This marks the company's fourth consecutive annual appearance.
Printers from throughout the U.S. and Canada voluntarily provide relevant financial information to Philadelphia's Printing Impressions, a leading trade periodical publishing the results. Metzgers climbed 39 positions in the latest ranking, a significant gain. The diverse array of products and services available from Metzgers has contributed greatly to the company's continued success despite significant challenges facing the print industry in recent years.
Metzgers, a Toledo-based printing and fulfillment company, has expanded its services into Canada with a recent partnering with international mailing providers MSI Worldwide and Landmark Global.
The pairing began when Metzgers was chosen by leading global marketing research company TNS Global to coordinate and handle the shipping of samples of a new breakfast cereal product to 1,280 Canadian homes.
The cereal product trial dictated that participants try the product for an entire week before taking an online survey, so the samples needed to be shipped out quickly.
Metzgers worked with two of its global logistics partners to secure a timely, cost-effective shipping solution which would meet the client's needs. They quickly determined a hybrid service would be most effective, given the scope and demographics tied to the project. As a result, Metzgers met pricing demands and was able to track the packages through every step of the process from pick-up, customs release to final delivery, ensuring they arrived on schedule to the correct locations.
The move marks Metzgers' entrance into the international fulfillment market. Learn more about Metzgers services here.