About Us Who? What and why?
Bob Mackin was a teacher at Patterson Co-op High School in Dayton, Ohio and in 1954 he ventured out into the business world by starting a small shop to supply printing film and plates to local "in-house" print shops and shops with the new duplicator size printing presses.
Fleet Graphics grows through the late 50's and into the 60's to a shop of multiple employees, the first of which is Val Waggoner. Val had been a student of Bob's and after graduation went to work as a press helper at Reynolds & Reynolds, he joined Fleet in 1956.
Fleet was then sold in 1971 and became a division of the Opti-Guage Corporation with Val as it's president.
Val Waggoner partners with Harold Kull to purchase Fleet Graphics from Opti-Guage.
In 1984 Fleet Graphics Inc. purchases our first Apple MacIntosh computer and Laser Printer moving us into the Desktop Publishing arena.
A new software program Aldus Pagemaker enables typesetting on a desktop computer and Fleet becomes a local provider.
In the 90's Fleet Graphics, Inc. becomes a leading provider in the Miami Valley of Digital Pre-Press and imagesetting with the addition of Varityper and Scitex imagesetters.
Fleet partners with Quickscan Color Separations to provide full color, Digital Pre-Press services to the area.
We relocate the business to 1419 Business Center Court in East Dayton to get some much needed, updated shop space.
Digital Pre-Press continues to be our primary business, we venture into design work with the addition of our current Art Director, Rick Martin. Val Waggoner retires and Scott Waggoner becomes President of Fleet Graphics, Inc. in 1994.
As the new century begins Fleet steps up to put in one of the first 40" Thermal Platesetters in the Dayton market.
We begin our move into digital printing with the addition of a Xerox with a Splash DFE and adding a Wide Format digital printing department.
2007 we move to a new larger facilty in Kettering on Smithville Rd. as our Digital Printing and Wide Format department continue to grow.
In 2008 we add the Fuji Acuity UV Flatbed Press and an AXYZ Router / Digital Cutter.
On the move again, this time to a much larger facility in Centerville, Ohio. This space allows us to move into larger projects and gives us space for Vehicle Wrapping.
We added an Acuity 2X Flatbed Press with the ability to print 8 ft. x 10 ft. CMYK + White Ink at faster speeds and high quality. We can print on just about anything up to 1.75" thick.
We also increased our lamination capabilities, put in new spiral and book binding equipment, a short-run full color envelope press and now have a 3M Preferred installer on staff.
Rick plays guitar for the Hugley Brothers.
Interests: Music, Family, Dolphins & Ohio State Football
Scott is a 40 year veteran of the printing industry.
Interests: Family, Travel, Hockey, Trains, Jeeps
Bob is a graduate of UD and has worked in many sales roles.
Interests: UD Flyers, Bengals, Reds & Blue Jackets Hockey
Print Tech/3M Preferred Installer
Brian is a Driver for the Dayton Boyz Race Team.
Interests: Drift Racing, Playing Hockey, Jeeps
Dan has worked many jobs with various talents which makes him a valuable asset.
Interests: Kids, Church, Design, Board Games
Print Production, Finishing, Shipping
Rich has over 25 years print experience, Flexo, Offset & Wide Format.
Interests: Family, Sports, Weight Training, Officiating
Print Tech / Bindery
Corinne has 15 years experience running digital presses and bindery equipment.
Interests: Kids, Graphic Design, Movies
Prepress / Bindery
Mike has a degree in Visual Communications, and has 15 years in the Graphic Arts field.
Interests: Music, Collecting Advertising Memorabilia
Graphic Design, Customer Service
Eriko has a design background with years of print production experience.
Interests: Family, Music, Board Games, Sushi
National Account Representative
KC is a people person with many years providing solutions for clients & friends.
Interests: Family, Trains, Private Rail Cars, Hockey, Jeeps
Customer Retention / HR
Izzy - our Shiba-Inu, keeps the staff in line and greets clients.
Interests: Squirrels, Milk Bones, escaping out the front door for adventure.