November, 2016 | Burton & Mayer, Inc., a renowned print service provider located in Menomonee Falls, WI, has achieved G7® Master Qualification, awarded by Idealliance®, a not-for-profit industry group dedicated to guiding print production best practices, specifications, and standards, worldwide. Burton & Mayer, Inc. joins a select group of print service providers who have successfully completed training, examination and qualification process of their print production processes, validating their capabilities to the highest level of global industry standards and specifications.
G7 is Idealliance’s industry-leading set of best practices for achieving gray balance and is the driving force for achieving visual similarity across all print processes. The application of this method enables printers to reproduce a similar visual appearance across all printing types and substrates.
Burton & Mayer, Inc. offers commercial collateral print utilizing conventional and digital print methods. Already an efficient print provider, Burton & Mayer, Inc. looked to Certified G7 Expert, Mueller Graphics and the Idealliance G7 Master Program, to achieve further productivity gains to better serve its customer’s objectives for brand color quality and control.
“Quality and repeatability are important to our customers,” says John Zamorski, Director of Technology of Burton & Mayer. “Our commitment to the G7 method is just one example of how we’re maximizing our performance, to the benefit of our customers. We look forward to the benefits that standardization brings to both our clients and organization.”
“We applaud Burton & Mayer, Inc. for utilizing the G7 Master Program to assure consistency and quality in their proofing, brand color management and print processes,” commented Steve Bonoff for Idealliance. “G7 Master Qualification demonstrates a level of control and expertise that places [Burton & Mayer, Inc. at the top of their field. We applaud their leadership, commitment and support of the G7 Master Qualification Program.”
Our President, Jim Burton and Vice President, Jennifer Burton-Ziemann, had the pleasure of meeting with Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner to discuss the most important issues facing the printing industry. i.e. postal reform, patent trolls, Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) along with the importance of bringing more youth into manufacturing. Great topics. And a great meeting. Joining Jenny & Jim were our friends, Mark Kannenberg of RBP Chemical Technology, Brad Hoffman of Arandell, and Jim Sandstrom and Greg Dooley of HM Graphics Inc.
Burton & Mayer President, Tim Burton and six other industry leaders were formally inducted into the esteemed Ben Franklin Honor Society of Printing Industries of America.
The Ben Franklin Honor Society of Printing Industries of America recognizes and honors industry leaders who have made lasting contributions to advancing the printing and graphic communications industries. This includes, but is not limited to, Printing Industries of America and its affiliates and the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF). Industry visionaries who have rendered outstanding or meritorious service to those associations or the industry are eligible for membership.
It was announced today that Timothy J. Burton will retire as president of Burton & Mayer, effective January, 2015. He will, however, continue in his role as Chairman of the Board.
Burton started working at his family company right after college in 1970, first in sales and progressively into management positions. He has been a partner in the firm since 1980, when he purchased his father’s share of the business.
During his tenure, the company has transformed from a small sheet-fed and letterpress printing operation to a full marketing solutions provider, including: design, direct-to-plate imaging, small and large format digital machines, marketing consulting, premiums, in addition to a full fleet of modern offset presses. Saleshave grown from $2.5 million and 20 employees to $16.5 million and 88 employees. Burton & Mayer is one of the premier commercial printers in southeastern Wisconsin, ranking in the top 20 for many years.
In 1989, Burton and his company led the way in reducing air emissions through conversion to non-‐alcohol fountain solutions, and won the WMC “Friend of the Environment” Award. The Forest Stewardship Council and Sustainable Forestry Initiative certifications validate Burton & Mayer’s continuing commitment to support environmentally sound practices throughout its operation.
Burton has been a strong supporter of Printing Industries of America. He served as Chairman of the Printing Industries of America Board of Directors in 2013, and continues serving on the PIA Executive team, Association Relations Committee, Investment Committee, and Finance Committee. He is currently a director and past Chairman of the Board for the former Printing Industries of Wisconsin—now Great Lakes Graphics Association. “Mr. Burton was one of the finest Chairmen ever to serve PIA. His visionary leadership helped the organization survive a difficult restructuring only to emerge as a stronger association. Principled, committed and focused, he is universally respected within the industry,” noted Michael Makin, President and CEO of PIA.
“I will miss the day to day interaction with employees and customers,”saidBurton,“but I know I’ll be leaving the Company in really good hands.” Moving into the role of President will be Tim’s cousin and partner, James A. Burton. And Tim’s daughterJenny Burton-Ziemann will become a partner and VicePresident, the fourth generation in a leadership role with Burton & Mayer.
“After more than twenty years, the team has decided that it is time to retire our existing logo,” said President, Tim Burton. “It has served us well, but with an ever-changing industry, we want to reflect the changes that are and will continue to be made to the company.
We think we have found the perfect balance between the old – representing our heritage of producing quality products for our customers – blended with the new – our new technologies and offerings being produced in a state of the art facility today. In addition to our new logo and website, we have expanded our marketing and creative services to better serve our clients. We can now offer customers a unique blend of diversity, technical skills and competencies. We will continue to drive forward as we have in the past.”