PAUL A. THUROW
4034 Hwy. C.
West Bend, WI 53095
OBJECTIVE: To pursue a continuously increasing level of responsibility in the field of manufacturing and business.
EXPERIENCE: Quadqraphics, 1900 W. Summer Street Hartford, WI 53027
Production Color Mac Operator (Dec 1999 to present.)
1999 to present
? Electronic Pre-Press color evaluation area.
? Evaluate customer’s images on preparation to show color.
? Performing operations/duties on making color changes in Photoshop.
? Working with our New York City site Imaging on color with Conde Nast titles.
? Very experienced in retouching /clones clipping paths and all other operations in Photoshop and have performed on jobs like Romans, Lands End, Bon Ton or Boston Store, Kohl’s, East Bay, Conde Nast files and more.
? Converting electronic pre-press files.
? Working in RGB, LAB or CMYK.
? Preformed highest duties in Quark, Adobe in-Design and Photoshop CS3, CS4,CS5.
? CTP Computer to Plate Tech.
1987 through 1999 Production Manager/Imaging (June 1997 to Dec 1999.)
? Supervise staff of eight people (bi-yearly evaluations)
? Responsible for hiring and firing of employees
? Preparation of customer files in plateway
? Process plateway files in preparation for Creo
? Scan films for plateway ready files (Renaissance Scanner)
? Evaluate Creo ready files and produce digital plates from other Quad sites
? Evaluate work flow throughout the prepress process
? Maintain work ethics between employees and internal and external customers
? Evaluate the department’s financial status on a monthly basis
Quadgraphics, Lomira, WI
Electronics Production Manager (1996 through 1997)
? Supervise a staff of six people
? Evaluate the work flow process
? Experience with Sytex equipment, Kodak Approval, Iris, Dolev, and MacIntosh Computers
Stripping Department Manager (1994 through 1996)
? Supervise a staff of 20 people
? Maintenance of equipment and supplies
? Maintain process improvement between all shifts
Plateroom Department Manager (1987 through 1994)
? Supervise a staff of 25 people
? Responsible for the preparation of monthly financial statements
? Responsible for maintaining the equipment and ordering supplies in the department
? Promote good communication between departments
? Involved in the testing of new plate products from external vendors
Quadgraphics, Pewaukee, WI
Plateroom Technician (1981 through 1987)
? Maintain plateroom and film processors
? Operator of Misomex step and repeat machine
? Operator of Registar machine
? Operator of Tack Up & Stripping Area
? Shift leader of weekly magazines (Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report)
1978 through 1980 National Graphics, 4065 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield, WI
Camera Operator & Darkroom Processor
? Responsible for camera operation for line shots and four color half tones for *********
? Maintenance of film processors
? Responsible for ordering chemicals
? Assisted ********* in performing their contacting in the darkroom
1976 through 1978 A.O. Smith Capital Dr., Milwaukee, WI
? Punch press operator
? Welder on automobile frames
? Assembled parts for automobile frames
EDUCATION: Quad University
Annual Management & Financial Classes
PC Basic Programs
Creo Training Class
OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health) 10 hour General Training
Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee, WI 1977-1980
State Indentured Apprenticeship for National Graphics (122 credit hrs.)
REFERENCES: Available upon request.
Points of interest: Works with customer and or pressman operator in viewing booth on matching supplied material. Great overview of all print processes.
Working in a team base atmosphere and great overall experience in Lean manufacturing.