Printing industry veteran Jackie Foley to retire from Kirkwood

Jackie Foley

A career etched in family history

For some, the impression is in the blood. This is the case of Jackie (Minott) Foley. Jackie is the fourth generation to work in the field of graphic communication. Beginning in Greenfield, MA, Jackie’s great-grandfather, grandfather and father operated the Minott Printing and Binding Company. It was the era of dot engraving, film and monochrome presses. Her family made the business part of family life, and Jackie and her two sisters spent her summers in middle school and high school working in bookbinding. Whether working on the saddle binder or grabbing a file, she learned the trade literally from “the ground up.” She took many graphic design courses in high school, which led her to attend the Rochester Institute of Technology – School of Printing.

Her first job was working for Rumford in Concord, NH as a prepress billing associate. From there she went to Clark Franklin Kingston Press as a customer service representative. – along the way, absorbing as much information as possible and storing that knowledge for his future posts.

Minott print

It was while joining ACME Printing that Jackie honed her skills. She held many positions during her tenure: purchasing, scheduling, planning and production management. The management of the prudential annual report (printed on the WEB) was a project with many sleepless nights and many weekends of work. “If I remember correctly,” Jackie said, “the paper trucks kept coming, day after day after day.” While interviewing Jackie for this article, she repeatedly mentioned how grateful she was, specifically mentioning the Canzano and Farraher families of ACME, for all the opportunities given to her.

Coming to Kirkwood from Universal Wilde has been such a joyous reconnection from fellow ACME Printing & UW. Jackie mentions that she probably processed over 10,000 banknotes in the 4 decades she was in the print shop. When asked about her favorite project, she recounts the Tiffany Holiday catalog in 2014. She coordinated all parts of the job planning, ticketing, scheduling, binding and shipping. “It was truly the project of a lifetime. I am happy to end my career working for Kirkwood, the crème de la crème. said Jackie.

A large part of Jackie’s daily workload involves supporting New York clients and Craig Wenrich’s large portfolio of accounts. When we asked about Jackie, he said, “What can you say about Jackie except that she came into a male-dominated business, and not only survived, but rose to the top. She is an inspiration to all on how to be on top of your game. She was always a professional who never lost her cool or her perspective. She will be missed more than any of us think. I wish him the best for his retirement. »

Jackie says she will miss customers and her colleagues, but she feels comfortable knowing that others will rise to the challenge of learning all about Kirkwood’s printing capabilities and making the business even stronger in the future. coming. When asked what printing will look like in 50 years, she thinks digital printing will be the norm and high color offset work will become boutique, as letterpress printing is today.

When she retires, she will see life from a different perspective. She hopes to be able to give back to her community and spend lots of time with her husband Frank. She is very grateful for all the talented people she has worked with and for all the professional support she has received from all the companies she has represented. We wish her all the best in the next chapter of Jackie Foley’s story.

Source: Kirkwood

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