Getting to know us is sometimes a long-distance affair, and it’s always nice to see the face of the person helping you with your project. Select a color below for a brief bio.
Blane has been with us since 1993, and in the printing industry since 1985 – that’s a lot of deadlines and print runs! Having actually run letterpress, paper cutters and folding machines, Blane also knows about estimating and planning after doing it for us and for other companies. Each project is examined using the lens (loop) of all of his experience.
Bob has been working with us since 1994. The printing industry has undergone many changes since Bob began his career in printing in 1976. During those years he’s worked as a machine operator, estimator, production manager, customer service rep, and sales manager. While none of his clients provide paste-up layouts anymore, what hasn’t changed since ’76 is the great consistency-of-service Bob brings to each project. That service, coupled with his hands-on knowledge of all the facets of the printing process, makes Bob a great account manager to have on your team.
Having been in the printing industry since 1984, Tubby has worked his way up through journeyman press operator to his current position as account executive. He has been with us since 1995. In addition to his thorough knowledge of the printing process and industry, Tubby volunteers with the Blue Ridge Parkway Association, and is a member of a number of travel and tourism associations throughout Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia. A volunteer boxing coach for Gator Boxing, Tubby is tough on deadlines, but quite easy-going with clients.
Working with us since 2006, Donald has been in printing since 1992. It’s perfect that we show him here next to a press, for Donald started out as a press helper and eventually as pressman where he ran a Heidelberg two- and six-color press. He’s also worked in box manufacturing, and envelope manufacturer (as estimator, scheduler and account manager) and other commercial printers. Thankfully, he’s ganged all that together and now works as a sales rep for us. It’s a lot of experience in one great place.
The voice on the phone. The first face of Chocklett Press, Beth answers calls, helps with customer service, and can make anyone’s day brighter just by simply saying, “well, hello, Sweetie.”
Pat Hatch, Wanda Arthur and Angie Slater
Our Production Manager/Scheduler. David has worked with us since 1982. He is the man that makes it all happen throughout the plant, and keeps people and projects running smoothly.
Robert L. Chocklett, Sr. (Daddy)
One of seven children from A.L. Chocklett, Sr., Robert went to work for his father after serving in the Navy during the Korean War. He can tell you about “hand-set type”, “Linotype”, and “film stripping”, in the days when printing was a craft, and still helps out on projects. He and his wife, Betty, have six children, fifteen grand-children, eight great-grand-children.
Robert L. Chocklett, Jr. (Bob)
The eldest of the six children, he has worked with us full-time since 1971. Although, there were many summers that he worked during his teenage years prior to that. He wrote his own estimating program, planning, worked in the pressroom and purchasing, and has quite a bit of knowledge in electrical maintenance. Presently, Bob manages the pressroom, and helps out in estimating/costing/planning.
Mary Dawn Hartman
Mary is the fourth of the six children, and has worked with the company full-time since 1975 and began as a “typesetter.” She eventually moved into customer service and office manager, then to her current position in purchasing and inventory. She has toured paper mills, and has attended a local merchant’s paper school.
Andrew D. Chocklett (Andy)
Andy is the fifth of the six children. After many teenage summers with the company, he began full-time in 1984 in sales… always the talker in the family. Currently, manages sales and customer service reps, and oversees pricing and estimating.