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Paul W. Sharkey

Paul W. Sharkey

Founder and President

Office (800)756-6474 ext. 101

Email psharkey@flxon.com

Paul Sharkey began his career in flexographic printing in 1976 when he joined Harper Corporation of America as VP Sales. For the next 19 years he was at the forefront of many of the technical advancements to flexo, including the development of laser engraved anilox and high line count printing plates – key elements that today allow flexo to compete with other print methods based on print quality and price. In these years he had the opportunity to work with major printing and packaging companies to help them to improve their process. In 1994 Mr. Sharkey discovered a different type of doctor blade material available in Europe that was not yet available to printers in North America. This blade was less wearing and damaging to an anilox roll – and wore more evenly along its edge allowing for better ink metering. In 1995, Mr. Sharkey contacted the blade’s manufacturer, SWEDEV AB in Sweden and secured the distribution rights for the SWEDCUT® brand in North America resulting in the formation of FLXON Inc.

Today, FLXON Inc. is a partner to many leading flexographic and rotogravure pressrooms in Canada, the US, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean basin. Under Mr. Sharkey’s leadership, the company has been able to build a team of talented technically knowledgeable professionals who assist pressrooms to gain their competitive advantage by driving waste out of their process.

FLXON’S approach is consultative; beginning by identifying waste reducing opportunities and assisting with operator sustainability training.

Ryan Sharkey

Ryan Sharkey

VP Business Development

Office (800)756-6474 ext. 105

Email rsharkey@flxon.com

Ryan joined FLXON in 2009 with a Chemical Engineering Degree and 5 years of experience in the Pulp and Paper industry with a focus on process control and process improvement. He directs the daily management of FLXON’s product development, customer service, and business development departments – serving FLXON’s operations in the US, Canada, and Mexico/Latin America.

Derek Parker

Derek Parker

VP/Area Business Manager

Office (800)756-6474 ext. 109

Email dparker@flxon.com

Region: US – Canadian West

Derek joined FLXON in 2001 experienced in corporate accounting and flexographic market development focused on new customer-driven value added opportunities. He has been with FLXON for over 15 years and brings his expertise in pressroom improvement to our customers in the US – Canadian West.

Efrain Martinez

Efrain Martinez

Area Business Manager

Office (800)756-6474 ext. 108

Mobile MX 55 2723 6119

Email emartinez@flxon.com

Region: Mexico/Latin Amerinca

Efrain joined FLXON in 2013 with 10+ years in customer relations, marketing, and sales while creating added-value initiatives. He oversees FLXON’s business development and customer support in Mexico and Latin America. Habla español.

Jason Wilhelm

Jason Wilhelm

Area Business Manager

Office (800)756-6474 ext. 116

Email jwilhelm@flxon.com

Region: US – Northeast /  CANADA: Quebec, Onatario

Jason joined FLXON in 2015 with over 12 years experience of hands-on, day-to-day, pressroom operations experience that included the industry segments of narrow web flexographic and rotogravure presses. He brings his wide-ranging expert insight to our customers in the US – Northeast, Quebec, and Canada.

Liliana Cedeno

Liliana Cedeno

Area Business Manager

Office(MX) 55 56498740

Mobile(MX) 55 13099527

Email lcedeno@flxon.com

Region: Mexico/Latin America

Liliana joined FLXON in 2015 with over 13 years experience in the distribution of flexographic and rotogravure solutions, specifically doctor blades serving pressrooms in Mexico. She manages business development and customer service for our customers in Mexico. Habla español.

Chris Quandt

Chris Quandt

Area Business Manager

Office (800)756-6474 ext. 118

Email cquandt@flxon.com

Region: US – Midwest

Chris joined FLXON in 2017 with over 20 years of experience in pressroom operations management for top performing pressrooms in the Midwest with a focused commitment to continuous process improvement. He brings a working pressroom knowledge and hands-on doctor blade expertise to FLXON customers in the Midwest.

John Littlefield

John Littlefield

Area Business Manager

Office (800)756-6474 ext. 107

Email jlittlefield@flxon.com

Region: US – Southeast

John joined FLXON in 2017 with over 20 years of industry specific experience in flexo pressroom operations in the Southeast with a focused commitment to to help pressrooms drive out waste. He brings a working pressroom knowledge and hands-on doctor blade expertise to FLXON customers in the Southeast.

Steve Boettcher

Steve Boettcher

Technical Services Manager

Office (800)756-6474 ext. 103

Email sboettcher@flxon.com

Steve joined FLXON in 2004 after spending 18 years working with major flexible packaging printers in the Midwest. He oversees FLXON’s product development and assists with business development. Steve also manages FLXON’s consultation program which regularly performs consulting services, operator trainings, pressroom audits, blade trials, and opportunities assessments.

Pam Boettcher

Pam Boettcher

Specialist, Technical Services and Sales

Office (800)756-6474 ext. 115

Email pboettcher@flxon.com

Pam joined FLXON in 2011 after spending over 20 years in various production roles for top flexographic and rotogravure pressrooms in the Midwest. She assists in the management of FLXON’s Midwest Distribution Center based in Appleton, Wisconsin. She also supports our technical services, pressroom product development, and customer service teams.

Lance Pretorius

Lance Pretorius

Corporate Business Manager

Office (800)756-6474 ext. 102

Email lpretorius@flxon.com

Lance joined FLXON in 2014 with extensive experience in Accounting, Finance and Business Management with an emphasis on detailed organizational development, process improvement, and corporate project management. He manages FLXON’s accounting department and day-to-day operations.

Olma Echeverri

Olma Echeverri

International Logistics and Support Services

Office (800)756-6474 ext. 100

Email oecheverri@flxon.com

Olma joined FLXON in 2005 with more than 15 years of experience in International Business and Transportation Logistics. She oversees the company’s day-to-day supply-chain and international logistics for markets in the United States and Latin America. Habla español.

Minouche Pearson

Minouche Pearson

Financial Services AR/AP

Office (800)756-6474 ext. 110

Email mpearson@flxon.com

Minouche joined FLXON in 2013 with years of experience in Accounting and International Finance. She oversees FLXON’s accounting department. Parle Français.

 

Isabel Almeida

Isabel Almeida

Specialist, Customer Satisfaction

Office (800)756-6474

Email ialmeida@flxon.com

Isabel joined FLXON in 2014 with more than 12 years of customer service experience assisting the operations of large consumer brands in Mexico. She provides service and support to FLXON’s customers in Mexico and Latin America. Habla español.

Russell Lowery

Russell Lowery

Specialist, Customer Satisfaction

Office (800)756-6474

Email rlowery@flxon.com

Russell joined FLXON in 2016 with more than 29 years of customer service experience in the private business sector. He supports the company’s business development and customer service departments for FLXON’s North American customers.

Walter Hawkins

Walter Hawkins

Marketing and Communications

Office (800)756-6474

Email whawkins@flxon.com

Walter Joined FLXON in 2014 with more than 10 years of experience in sales/marketing management and communications for national and international brands. He manages the company’s marketing, and customer communications initiatives.