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Company: manroland GOSS web systems
Address: 22 Industrial Drive, Exeter, NH 03833
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: (630) 886 7389
Jason Elliott brings over 30 years of printing and operations management experience into his current role of Vice President of Sales at manroland GOSS web systems Americas. He began his career in the graphic arts, serving first as an apprentice printer while earning his Advanced Trade Certificate at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand.
In 1997, as Project Manager at one of Australia’s leading printing houses, he improved the operational efficiency of the 24/7 manufacturing facility. Elliott was promoted to Production Management, overseeing the daily operations of the largest printing facility in the Southern Hemisphere.
Later, as a consultant to various printing houses, Elliott applied his printing skills, project experience, and systems techniques to help Australian printers reduce manufacturing costs and streamline operations as the industry struggled with commoditization of print.
He relocated to the United States in 2002 when he was selected for a position with the world’s premier printing press manufacturer, manroland. As a Print Trainer, Elliott gained extensive insight to the unique needs of printers in North America. Since then, he has supported many print operations to develop their employees and consult to their operational success.
In 2006, Elliott accepted the role of Director, Service Support Operations. He was responsible for creating offerings that focused on maximizing the print and operational performance of printers in the United States and Canada. Elliott was also responsible for the daily operations of manroland’s parts and printcom consumables businesses.
This role was later expanded to Executive Director, Print Technology/Press Performance where Elliott took on further responsibility of manrolands sheetfed operations. Additional to his role, Elliott led manrolands after-market sales team. Elliott’s experience was crucial to ensuring manroland was well positioned to provide value-oriented offerings that met the needs of North American printers.
In a transition from his historic operational roles, Elliott moved into a direct sales function, including key account management of one of the world’s largest printers. Elliott’s hands-on approach found him deeply engaged in the printers business. From the press to the corner office, he understands the unique needs of each printer and develops service and support offerings that ensure production reliability and sustainable press performance.
Elliott later accepted the role of Vice President of Sales and became responsible for representing manroland’s lithographic press and digital finishing offerings. His extensive experience of printing operations and the product portfolio served him well in consultatively supporting prospects find the right equipment to best suit their specific needs.
With the merger of manroland web systems and Goss International in 2018, Elliott was called on to lead sales for the Americas region. His team is responsible for supporting the print, packaging, converting, and select industrial sectors with aftermarket solutions as well as new and used equipment solutions. Coming full circle, he leverages his years of experience to support manroland Goss’s focus to being the leading solutions-supplier to the printing industry.
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Clarence lives in the Atlanta area with his wife, Heather, and daughter Charley. They enjoy spending time outdoors and volunteering with various organizations.
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