Join us in welcoming Chris Kelly, Senior Account Manager, to the Kingston team!

Chris joins us from the Richardson group and we are thrilled to have him join our crew! Learn what Chris is passionate about, from his favorite printer to spending time on the green and everything in between below.

1. What is your favorite part of your job at Kingston?

Bringing solutions to our clients and prospects; rising above and delivering results that exceed expectations. We are blessed to have an incredibly competent and hardworking staff that genuinely cares about the end product we deliver. All companies have their strengths, but I love to highlight our customer service and pre-press departments. There are some very talented individuals who have helped me greatly to provide world class service to my clients and earn “Raving Fans”!

2. What is the coolest Kingston project you have been a part of?

We recently had a client running late getting us the artwork for their 2nd quarter newsletter. Knowing it was coming, we had the paper ready and when we received the artwork, we produced 1,100 of a 32-page newsletter, ink-jetted the addresses and delivered it to USPS in 1 day! The client was delighted. That’s what I mean about rising above and delivering results that exceed expectations.

3. What is your favorite machine at Kingston ?

I love the UV Press.  I’ve never had exposure to one before but there would have been no way to deliver the above newsletters in one day if we didn’t use the UV inks.  It literally dries in seconds, whereas a conventional press would have needed a couple of days before completing the finishing work to get that job delivered.  It also produces some amazing finishes and textures.  Very cool!!

4. What are you passionate about outside of work?

My family is the most important piece of my life. I have a wonderful wife, two beautiful and amazing daughters and a son who’s very much like me! (yep, he’s going to have to learn the hard way also!) Watching our kiddo’s grow into responsible and successful young adults has been very satisfying.

5. Any tidbits about yourself outside of work – kids? Hobbies? Fun facts?

Bicycling – I love an early morning ride with my best friend. We live close to Shawnee Mission Park; the lake is beautiful, and the course is very hilly and challenging. It provides a great sense of accomplishment once I get my leg strength back from the winter layoff.

Golf – I don’t take myself too seriously as this game will humble even the best of them! I just love to be outside with good friends and enjoy myself. If I shoot close to 90 and lose less than a sleeve of balls I’ve had a great round!! I’ve actually been strategically placing branded golf balls around various Kansas City golf courses to help my marketing teams – please contact me if you would like me to help your marketing campaign…. 🙂

We’re glad to have you, Chris! Thinking about becoming part of the Kingston Printing team? Visit our Employment page.