Printing Products and Solutions

I’m privileged to work with a group of energetic people with an incredible wealth of experience in the commercial printing industry. The skilled management team that steers The Flesh Company is one of our strongest assets and I think you’ll be interested to know a bit about the individual expertise of the people that stand behind our custom print solutions.

- Roy V. Flesh II

Executive Team

Roy Flesh, II, Chief Executive Officer
Sandra Baker

Roy Flesh, II, Chief Executive Officer

direct: 800-760-2970
phone: 620-421-1810x307
fax: 314-951-2000
rflesh@fleshco.com
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Roy is proud to be the third generation leader of the company, which was founded by his grandfather in 1913. He literally grew up in the print business, and runs the company on the principles of outstanding customer service, constant leadership in technology and product innovation, and a heartfelt commitment to stand behind every order the company produces. The Flesh Company has always been a trade-only manufacturer, and no one understands the needs of our distributors and their customers better than Roy. He is known in the industry as a man of integrity, and insists that his company continuously earns that same reputation. Over half a century ago, Roy’s father was a founder of the National Business Forms Association (now called the PSDA), and Roy has continued the tradition of dedicated commitment to this and other important print trade associations. One of the most knowledgeable experts in our industry, Roy has successfully carried on the tradition of innovation, company integrity and growth in the marketplace. When his hectic schedule affords him some free time, Roy enjoys golfing, travelling and spending time with his family. (For more on Roy and the company, go to the CEO’s Message and the History sections of the website.)

Robert Berardino, President/COO
Sandra Baker

Robert Berardino, President/COO

direct: 877-413-9980
phone: 620-421-1810 x201
fax: 855-503-2078
bobb@fleshco.com
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Bob happened into the printing business back in 1978 when he took his resume to an offset printer in Cambridge, Massachusetts and ended up being hired by the printer. He’s been in the industry ever since. His background includes experience with commercial, blueprinting, microfilming, imaging, direct mail, fulfillment and business forms. Bob is proud of the dedication and professionalism of his associates at The Flesh Company, where he feels everyone is committed to each other, to the customers and to the industry. After spending his first 8 years with the company at the Parsons, Kansas plant, Bob relocated to St. Louis corporate office in 2010. A native of Boston, he’s a an avid Sox fan, and a proud member of “The Red Sox Nation”.

Mark Gerling, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Sandra Baker

Mark Gerling, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing

direct: 800-848-0452
phone: 620-421-1810 x206
fax: 855-816-9658
markg@fleshco.com
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Mark started in the print industry in 1993, beginning as a sales representative and steadily growing through the ranks of management. Before he came to the company in 2007, Mark was already a proven performer in the industry, having served in executive roles with the largest direct sales printer and the largest retail printer in the country. This strong background makes Mark uniquely qualified to help customers with solutions for almost any print product or program need. His knowledge of the marketplace provides insight into what competitors are doing, helping the company continuously stay on the leading edge of technology and innovation. Mark is usually out in the field interacting with customers, working with the sales team and representing the company at trade shows and industry events. A dedicated family man, Mark spends most of his free time coaching his daughters’ volleyball, softball and soccer teams. He enjoys golf, fishing at the Lake of the Ozarks, and plays competitive softball.
Randall Lewis, Vice President, Manufacturing
Sandra Baker

Randall Lewis, Vice President, Manufacturing

direct: 877-356-4115
phone: 620-421-1810 x221
fax: 855-817-9740
randyl@fleshco.com
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Randy has been in the printing industry since 1973, and became Plant Manager at the company in 2004. Randall is fully versed in Lean/Sigma methodologies and value stream mapping, and promotes an environment where the workforce is empowered and innovation is encouraged. His mission is to “do the impossible hourly” by reducing costs and lead time and producing quality product that is second to none. Randy’s skills have been invaluable as the company migrates to a visual workplace. His work allows him to do what he likes best, teaching and helping people to excel and improve their skill levels as a part of a team that contributes to the success of the operation. When he’s not working, Randall enjoys spending as much time as possible with his family.

Management Team

Paul Barrett, Director of Sales
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Paul Barrett, Director of Sales

direct: 866-748-0434
phone: 620-421-1810 x382
fax: 855-817-4978
paulb@fleshco.com
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Paul joined The Flesh Company in October of 2012 as Sales Director bringing with him over 35 years experience in the printing industry. Though his background was primarily in sales management he understands the value of being accessible to front line sales in order to stay in touch with the client base. Paul sees every day as an opportunity to deal with new challenges whether it’s helping a new client, fixing a problem or correcting a process issue. A primary value is his ability to listen to the customer’s problems and make them vanish.

Paul has two children, a daughter in Chicago, IL and a son in Dayton, OH. He and his wife Becky are expecting their first grandchild in March of 2013. He enjoys golf, fishing and is a devoted Cleveland Browns fan.
Charlie Brown, Comp Manager
Sandra Baker

Charlie Brown, Comp Manager

direct: 800-835-0098
phone: 620-421-1810 x215
fax: 620-423-7021
charlieb@fleshco.com

Charlie enjoys a good challenge, and prides himself on helping others and making sure their needs are met. An important part of Charlie’s job is to create the best possible work environment for employees, and standardizing procedures to ensure The Flesh Company produces superb product with speedy turnarounds. He truly strives to be a great leader, sharing as much knowledge as possible with employees while continuing to learn and grow himself. Charlie enjoys hobbies such as creating digital art, playing the guitar and working out at the gym.

Dee Brown, CDC, Director of Strategic Pricing
Sandra Baker

Dee Brown, CDC, Director of Strategic Pricing

direct: 800-745-7544
phone: 620-421-1810 x232
fax: 855-503-2084
deeb@fleshco.com

Dee has a long history with The Flesh Company, starting back in 1984 when she signed on with the sales department at IMI Business Forms (a sister company that was consolidated into The Flesh Company in 1998). She has steadily grown with the company, having served in roles including account management, quality control and sales management. As the Director of Strategic pricing, her extensive experience and commitment to providing customers “best in class” solutions make her a tremendous asset to her associates and to the company. Dee works by the motto, “Good Enough Never is”, and her dedication is infectious. Her passions are family and church, followed by golf and sport of all kinds. “Go Cards! Go Chiefs! Go Mizzou!”.

Roger Buck, CDC, Director of Marketing
Sandra Baker

Roger Buck, CDC, Director of Marketing

direct: 866-902-6480
phone: 620-421-1810 x260
fax: 855-817-9741
rogerb@fleshco.com
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Roger started in the printing industry in 1969, working at a hot type newspaper that also had a small job shop using sheet fed litho and letterpress equipment. He started in business forms in 1971, and has had the pleasure of working with some of the top innovative plants in the country. His expertise includes forms design, pressure seal, labels, commercial printing, dye sublimation and variable data printing. After spending 14 years on the production floor, Roger moved into sales and marketing, new product development and training. He has served on many PSDA committees and has been a past regional coordinator. Roger has also received the PSDA Manufacturer of the Year award. Roger has spent time as an independent marketing consultant helping printers, distributors and end users. His hobbies include collecting records, refinishing antiques, cooking and metal detecting.
Barb Eaton, Director, Human Resources
Sandra Baker

Barb Eaton, Director, Human Resources

direct: 800-760-2958
phone: 620-421-1810 x358
fax: 314-951-2017
beaton@fleshco.com

Barb has worked in human resources since the mid 1980’s, and prides herself on her loyalty to both the company and its employees. She believes there can and should be a balance between work and family, and strives to ensure the needs and goals of the company and the employees meet for the maximum benefit of everyone. Originally from a farm in South Central Nebraska (“I’ll always be a Huskers fan!”), her family lived in Idaho, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Colorado before settling in St. Louis, Missouri. Her upbringing exposed her to rural and metropolitan lifestyles, and has given her a unique ability to understand and get along with people. Community service is important to Barb, and she does her part by working with The Salvation Army and various organizations helping animals.
Jillian Flesh, Process Improvement Manager
Jillian Flesh

Jillian Flesh, Process Improvement Manager

toll-free: 800-869-3330
local: 314-781-2350 ext 188
mobile: 314-540-9046
jillf@fleshco.com
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Jillian joined the Flesh Company in September of 2010 with plans of following in her great grandfather, grandfather and father’s footsteps. Beginning her print career in the digital printing arena, working from the production and bindery floor to the front office, she now serves as both a CSR and a process improvement manager. Jillian brings her passion for the family business which drives her to work hard to assure that our clients are happy with their service and product. She admits that she grew up knowing what our business did, but at the same time, not fully comprehending the scale and complexity of the organization. Now she spends each day learning about the industry and her family’s legacy within it.
Gary Goodnight, Plant Controller
Sandra Baker

Gary Goodnight, Plant Controller

direct: 877-356-4117
phone: 620-421-1810 x222
fax: 855-801-0134
garyg@fleshco.com

Gary started at The Flesh Company right out of high school, serving in positions including machine operator, shift supervisor, production manager, division manager, production coordinator and project manager. That wealth of experience gives Gary an extensive knowledge of our production capabilities, and his attention to detail and accuracy extend to the performance of his administrative functions. An important part of The Flesh Company’s ongoing success, Gary has continued his education throughout his career, proudly earning his Bachelor’s degree in 2010, and diligently pursuing his CPA certification. For fun and relaxation, Gary enjoys riding his motorcycle, following NASCAR and attending every race at the Kansas Speedway.
Tracy Hawkins Cernicek, Credit Manager
Sandra Baker

Tracy Hawkins Cernicek, Credit Manager

direct: 800-760-2941
phone: 620-421-1810 x335
fax: 314-951-2018
tracyh@fleshco.com

Tracy came to the company in 2009 with almost 15 years experience in credit management. She focuses on reducing risk to the company, and on providing outstanding customer service to customers and to her associates. One of her common sayings is “Never say ‘No’, but ‘Maybe’…we can find a way to make it work!” She believes that credit management should be customer service driven, always trying to operate with the needs of the client in mind. Tracy was elected to serve as Vice Chairman of the Board of the Print Alliance Credit Exchange, or PACE, an important credit information exchange in the print industry (2011-2013). Other than her work, cooking is her true passion. She delights in catering events for a few folks up to hundreds of guests, including everything from full course meals to exotic appetizers.
Steven Meyer, CFC, Director of Research & Development
Sandra Baker

Steven Meyer, CFC, Director of Research & Development

direct: 877-356-4116
phone: 620-421-1810 x237
fax: 620-423-7053
stevem@fleshco.com

Steven has been with the company since 1985, and holds degrees in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. He focuses on analyzing processes and procedures with the intent of finding new products, process improvements and waste reduction. His efforts help the company continue to offer the best possible value to our customers. Steven’s passions are faith, family and friends. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, golfing and woodworking.
Jonathan Norris, Director of Pricing
Sandra Baker

Jonathan Norris, Director of Pricing

direct: 800-760-2946
phone: 620-421-1810 x293
fax: 855-813-2483
jonathan@fleshco.com
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Jonathan thrives on working together with his associates toward the common goal of producing top quality products for our customers and getting them out the door as quickly as possible. He uses an interactive approach to management, listening to others and allowing associates input on the decisions of day-to-day operations, and coaching and sharing his knowledge to help each member of the team grow. His physical presence in the plant gives him direct knowledge of the different products being used for various applications, making him a valuable resource for customers, matching their needs with the right type of product. Jonathan is very good with his hands. He and his father built his home from the ground up, and he restores vintage muscle cars as a hobby. He also enjoys camping, hunting and motorcycle riding.
PHILIP SPARKS, Assistant Production manager/Scheduler
Sandra Baker

Philip Sparks, Assistant Production manager/Scheduler

phone: 855-817-4981
philips@fleshco.com
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Philip has been with the Flesh Company for 29 years, as an operator, a production supervisor and now the production coordinator. He enjoys working with our employees in promoting team concepts. Though everyone here at the company has a unique job to do, he knows working together to create our best practices is important to a lean and quality conscious work environment. And with Philip’s knowledge of our equipment and the products we produce, he is always looking for the most efficient ways to reduce the company’s lead times.

Philip and his wife Jody have 3 children and enjoy spending time with their 4 grandchildren. In his spare time he is an avid golfer and enjoys watching his Jayhawks and Sunday football.