Janie Bakke, a seasoned print professional with over 20 years experience, returns to the industry to help lead the quality-driven team at Telepress, Inc. as Director of Sales. She comes to her new position following a two-year absence from the printing industry to manage distributorships and national accounts in the food industry.
Bakke brings extensive experience in sales, marketing and business development, including a stint as Regional Sales Manager for commercial printing giant, Cenveo. In her new role, she will be based in Seattle, WA, but will lead Telepress’s efforts on a national scale, starting immediately. Bakke will manage all customer-facing operations: customer service, account management, business development and marketing.
Telepress CEO Notes Key Role for New Sales Director
“Telepress is extremely pleased to have Janie join the team. She and I have worked together in different capacities and companies over the years, and I am thrilled and honored to have her on our Telepress team. Her skills and experience will help position us for assured growth in 2012 and beyond. Her directive is to bring innovation to our solid printing foundation by implementing creative service offerings and launching new product lines,” said Telepress President and CEO, Darren Loken.
“We will soon be announcing a broader range of integrated marketing solutions and personalized products to help customers promote their companies, and Janie is coming in to play a key role in bringing these products to market. With her help, we are also launching an improved service program for easier ordering with additional B-to-B and B-to-C marketing opportunities that will prove very valuable for our customers,” Loken added.
New Director of Sales Focused on Growing Services
“Although the print market is a very mature industry, in this economy companies have to be constantly reinventing and bringing additional services to clients. This is what we will do, while holding on to our core competencies,” said new Telepress Director of Sales, Janie Bakke. “We’ve been passionately protecting customers’ corporate identity, and now we will passionately promote their corporate identity. We’ll succeed because Telepress has such a solid print foundation, along with the drive and passion for innovation.”