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FP People: who does what?

First of all, it might be useful to understand that everybody at FP Press has one primary job; customer service. Another advantage of working hard together for years is that every department has cross-trained operators to perform most jobs around the plant. Procedures are well documented and the best way to do the many tasks necessary to efficiently produce your job have been honed and refined through our system of continual self-improvement. Every FP employee is encouraged to offer ideas that might improve our throughput.

Dave Brown, President, runs the plant and is the center of a hub of activity. Running the press and the press crew has given Dave insight into the inner workings of the plant that many other plant managers never achieve. Dave also sets the standards for FP’s ecosystem of suppliers and trade shops, so his negotiation skills are crucial to making sure you get the best prices for paper and ink as well as outside bindery and finishing services. Dave has been with FP Press for over 30 years. Contact Dave at

FP Press employees tend to stick around a while
There is something about Fricke-Parks that our employees like. Many things, no doubt, which is why FP’s skilled employees stay with us so long, as illustrated in the partial list below.

Patti Parks-Wright   Vice President  25 years
George Osborne  Maintenance & Repair manager 35 years
Paul Fry   Prepress   28 years
Jon Buenaflor   Bindery  24 years
Steve Perez Prepress  23 years
Mohammad Hamid  Bindery  16 years
Jose Lopez Press  15 years
Lupe Girgis Office & Accounting manager 14 years
Fawad Popal Prepress 13 years
Salvador Pedroza  Bindery supervisor 11 years
Julian Islas-Martinez  Press  10 years
Rodante Bernabe Press 10 years
Cecilia Ortiz  Bindery  10 years


Which brings us to Bob Parks, Chairman of the Board, CFO, Founder. Everyone in web printing in the Bay Area knows Bob. He uses his decades of experience and encyclopedic knowledge of printing techniques to guide FP Press through the changes that push our industry forward. His inventive tendencies have resulted in several unique pieces of equipment that he has designed and built to save money for the plant and for you, the customer.

Bob is also the architect of FP’s customer-centered approach and a master of motivating employees with innovative competitive programs to reduce waste and increase productivity.

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