Leadership 2018-09-03T15:53:06+00:00

Leadership

Sanford L. (Sandy) Kane – CEO

Sandy Kane is Michael Phelps, Homer, Warren Buffett, Casey Kasem, and Abraham Lincoln wrapped up in one fully functional package.  Sandy is a great listener and tells the truth. He hires the best people and provides them with the tools and the autonomy to be successful. Sandy has contributed much to the world.

Here are only a few of Sandy’s contributions:

  • He ran IBM’s worldwide semiconductor operations.
  • He was one of the founders of SEMATECH and served as executive director.
  • He tackled four startups and three turnarounds and survived.
  • He is the president of Kane Concepts Incorporated, a management-consulting firm.
  • His greatest contribution, however, is his devotion to his family.  He loves his wife, three children, and grandchildren more than anything.

As for Michael Phelps, Sandy was a swimmer in high school; as for Homer, Sandy is a storyteller; as for Warren Buffett, Sandy is a successful CEO; as for Casey Kasem, Sandy has a wonderfully melodic radio voice; and, finally, for Abe Lincoln, Sandy is an avid reader.

“Whatever you are, be a good one.” –Abraham Lincoln

Sarah Scudder – President

Sarah Scudder has grit.  Sarah Scudder has spunk. Sarah Scudder is a go-getter who has gone one and got. Proof? Sarah is the youngest executive to ever serve on the board for the Print Services and Distribution Association (PSDA). Sarah is the CEO and founder of the Young Innovators Group. Sarah leads the annual Young Innovators National Conference. Sarah co-hosts Career Conversations, a weekly podcast. She interviews entrepreneurs, business and community leaders. Sarah writes a monthly column for the Print Services (PS) Magazine and Print+Promo. Awards? Sarah is a winner of North Bay Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 award. Sarah won the Print+Promo’s Trailblazer Under 40 award. Sarah won the Print Services & Distribution Association (PSDA)’s Member of the Year award. But none of the above matters.  What matters is that Sarah Scudder treats everyone with respect, and it is her desire to make the world a better place. She is well on her way.

Joseph Jurist – Executive Vice President 

Joe focuses his attention on sales and client relationships. Joe has been President and CEO of Jurist Company since 1981. He has 40 years of experience in the Graphic Arts Industry encompassing all phases of sales, production, and plant management.

He was also a founding Partner in Morton Goldberg Associates, a successful consumer goods marketing agency that was sold to Scali, McCabe, and Sloves Advertising. Joe attended The University of Colorado where he received a B.S. in Marketing and NYU Graduate School of Business for an MBA.

Donald A. Berkowitz – Executive Vice President

Donald focuses on our printer network and paper suppliers – both merchants and mills. Donald’s career started in 1970 in the paper industry with Central Paper Company in Newark, NJ. As a director, officer and sales/marketing executive, he participated and managed much of Central’s growth from a family-owned business with revenues of $20 million in 1970 to become one the largest and leading independent paper and packaging merchants in the country with $900 million in sales in 2005. After a merger in 1994, the company became known as Central Lewmar and was sold to a private equity firm in 2005 and then to International Paper in 2007. Donald stayed on with IP until the end of 2010.

Throughout his career with Central Paper and Central Lewmar, Donald identified, acquired and grew eight companies, in addition to his primary functions of building the company’s revenue and sales team, developing new markets, and attracting clients. Donald has a B.A. from Michigan State University.