To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing this reference letter at the request of Mr. James Lemmer. He has asked me to provide this reference letter that he may show to any prospective busness associate who asks him for references.
I have known Jim for only a couple of years in my capacity as a sales representative at Prisco / Printers’ Service. But in this short period of time I have been impressed with Jim’s abilities and vision. Jim was a customer of mine at one of my largest accounts.
Jim has a number of unique strengthns which I had the pleasure of seeing demonstrated day in and day out while he ran a very progressive printing company. I personally watched as Jim single-handedly built the printing operation of this company from the ground floor and nurtured it into one of the most dynamic business I have ever been associated with in the printing industry. While building this business I was amazed to see Jim personally oversee ever phase of establishing this operation, even to the point of being personally involved in areas I have never seen other management personnel become involved in. This type of dedication instilled a loyalty from his employees that allowed his business to reach levels of production with minimal staffing I have yet to see paralleled. Jim handled all areas of product and equipment negotiation with all of his vendors. Though Jim was probably one of the toughest negotiators I have ever had to deal with I respected the fact that Jim treated me and his other vendors fairly and honestly. Jim exptected to be treated accordingly and would not toolerate otherwise. Jim had great foresight in managing a company that depended on extremely quick turn-around and utilized the latest technologies to make them a cutting edge print provider. In my opinion I feel Jim showed great management and operational skills you generally did not find from someone of his age.
In conclusion, I would highly recommend Jim for any new challenge he decides to pursue. If his performance from our past association is any indication how he would perform in any new endeavor I feel confident it will be a positive one.
Thomas E. Koosed
Prisco / Printers’ Service
13868 Countryside Drive
Mogadore, Ohio 44260