OUR TEAM OF EXPERTS
You want it, we've got it
James Printing employs a staff of dedicated individuals with the skills and expertise needed to offer a wide range of capabilities including: expert job planning, instant pre-flighting, technically advanced offset and digital printing, complete bindery services, flexible production and scheduling support, and even fulfillment and mailing. In addition to finding ways to invest in our company and stay current with evolving technology, we make it a priority to invest in our employees and our local community.
Getting the job done isn’t enough for our staff; every one of our employees is committed to getting it done right on time and on budget while providing you with the service and respect you deserve. Each member of our team has an average of over eight years of experience with our company, and combined we offer more industry experience than most of our competitors. To learn more about the James Printing family, scroll down and see our leadership team profiles.
Evan James, President
It seems just like yesterday that I joined James Printing, the family business. In fact, it’s now been well over 30 years. I had to ask myself, how did the time fly by so fast? The answer – I truly enjoy this industry! Where else can you get involved with fun projects, great people, fantastic companies and the opportunity to help people bring their visions to life?
Certainly, during my time with the James Printing, I’ve seen lots of changes in our industry. Does anyone remember the Linotype? There is, however, one thing that remains constant. That is our guiding mission - to bring an exceptional value and an outstanding experience to our customers. Mainly, we’ve accomplished this by having a top-notch team of individuals who understand our customers’ needs. It is truly a team that is dedicated to quality craftsmanship in all phases of the client relationship.
Outside of James Printing, my wife and I have raised two wonderful daughters who are loyal KU Jayhawks. I have been known to play the drums on occasion and I like to ride bikes. Oh, let’s not forget Chiefs football and Jayhawk basketball.
I am the Production Manager and have been at James Printing for six years. I am also a thirty-five year veteran of the printing industry. I’ve seen many changes within the trade in that time and I work very hard to keep current with new technologies. In addition, I remain active in promoting printing through local industry groups.
I am the Prepress Manager at James Printing. My department and I prepare your files for print. Quickly. Like, right now. See? We're done!
I’m a third generation printer who started back in 1988 working with the very first digital prepress equipment available to the printing industry. Since joining James Printing in 1995, the prepress department has grown expeditiously from processing computer disks and outputting film, to an all digital workflow with full automation.In my spare time, I enjoy playing poker and the occasional round of golf. I'm also an avid – albeit rather slow – runner who recently finished my first half-marathon.
34 years ago I started my career in the printing industry as a delivery driver for a local printing company. For the next 10 years I ran presses and bindery equipment, then managed a quick print store where I learned the value of customer service. In 1991, I joined James Printing as a sales executive. My goal is to bring unequaled customer service to my clients in all facets of our industry, an industry that continues its constant change and evolution.
I live in Olathe with my lovely wife, Suzanne, her son, two dogs and a cat. I have a stepson currently attending college in Florida and 3 sons from a previous marriage. I enjoy golfing but for the last 8 years, my passion is umpiring baseball. When I hear the call "Hey Blue", I know that I am an important part of the great game of baseball.
I've been with James Printing since 1993, starting out as an Estimator, where I reviewed project specifications and looked for cost saving opportunities for our customers. What I enjoyed about this role is that I was able to learn every aspect of the printing business.I n 1994, I moved into my current role as a Sales Executive. In this role, my core responsibilities are:
-Keep in regular communication with my customers to make sure their needs and expectations are being met.
-Personally running proofs to my clients because I enjoy the face-to-face interaction.
-Sharing new ideas, unique printing products (self-mailers, magazines, etc.) with my customers.
-When new products or technology hit the market, I educate clients on potential cost saving opportunities compared to the products they are currently using.
I have been with James Printing about 18 years. I started in customer service, and then went in to sales about 15 years ago. I really enjoy helping clients with new projects and creating something that works well for them. I try to utilize what I know to save the client money and make their project as impactful as possible. Being in sales brings new challenges every day, which is why I love it so much.
I am married and have 3 wonderful children. We are very busy with activities and also enjoy camping a boating.
I started my printing career as an estimator and customer service representative for 3 years. In 2000 I became a sales account representative and take pride in the daily challenges of meeting or exceeding the clients’ project needs. Providing solutions to make the printed piece come together and having a customer who is pleased with the end result makes my job enjoyable. Building relationships along the way is an added bonus.
I am married and have 3 children. I play ice hockey in a local competitive league and enjoy riding motorcycles. I graduated from CMSU which is now UCM, with a B.S. degree in Graphic Arts Technology Management. From 2002-2006 I was the President of the Litho Craftsman’s Club in Kansas City.
Our Service Representatives
From Left to Right - Cindy Gensler, Gloria Bell, Jessica Lynch, and Meredith Phelan