With 100 years in business to commemorate, many dedicated employees and loyal customers, we’re going to continue celebrating our anniversary through the end of the year. Mount Vernon wouldn’t be what it is today without all of the great people who made it possible.
It’s fascinating to take a look into what life was like 100 years ago. Life is drastically different now then it was back then.
Take the printing press for example.
In the early 1900’s offset lithography was born. American printer Ira Washington Rubel discovered it by accident. He figured out that printing from the rubber impression roller instead of the stone plate of his lithographic press produced a sharper printed page. Before that, litho was used just on tin. Thanks to Ira, it could now be used on paper.
By 1912 offset printing had really taken off with 560 presses in operation in the U.S. About five years later, Mount Vernon Printing opened its doors in the greater Washington, D.C. area. Today, offset lithography is still one of the most common ways of creating printed materials.
This background leads me to introduce another stellar employee. I’d like to introduce Paul Hayward, one of our lead pressmen on our 6-color printing press.
Paul's greatest professional satisfaction comes when he’s running a project and a customer visits Mount Vernon to inspect the printing process. Interacting with the client, and demonstrating how he ensures the highest quality on every project gives Paul great satisfaction and pride. In fact, Paul has been focused on exceeding client expectations for 33 years!
Paul has real passion for his job: To be the best he can be, he’s stayed on top of the technology that has changed the print industry and that knowledge and passion shines through in his output when he creates print material with exceptional quality.
Over the last three decades, Paul’s favorite Mount Vernon memories are the people and the friendships formed with fellow employees.
Paul has been married to his wife Amy for 24 years. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, and watching the Washington Redskins and the Nationals play ball.
We are truly grateful to have such dedicated employees. Keep your eyes open for more profiles to come as head into the holiday season and wrap up 2017.