Although we're proud of our products, services, and technology, nothing matches the pride we have in our staff. You see, we learned long ago that we're really in the business of building relationships. For that reason, we put a premium on hiring only the most qualified and experienced individuals to serve on our Independent Graphics Inc. team here in Pittston. Combined, our staff has over two centuries of industry related experience.
Every person on our staff is committed to providing excellent customer service and producing high-quality products and services. As you work with us in the future, we're confident that you'll find this to be true.
See our testimonials.
Founder and Chairman of the Board
Lou Sr. founded Independent Graphics in January of 1980. He has been in the printing business since the late 1950’s and has worked in virtually every capacity of production, sales and management. Lou Sr.’s flare for sales and his ability to connect with clients, vendors and employees alike helped him to grow Independent over the years. Lou Sr. is married to Marianne and is the proud father of four and grandfather of seven. Anyone who has met Sr. will tell you he is a one of a kind, bigger than life personality. His story telling abilities are legendary.
Lou has been a full time employee of Independent since 1986. He is a 1985 graduate of Dickinson College. Lou’s passion and leadership have helped propel Independent’s sales volume many times over his tenure. He prides himself on getting the project where it needs to be and when it needs to be there. .
Lou and his (very patient) wife Lisa Niewinski Ciampi have three children. He spends his spare time coaching youth sports and doing triathlons. Lou Jr. is also very involved in his community and holds positions is on the board of directors of three local non- profits.
Customer Service Manager
Jim has been a full time employee of Independent Graphics since 1993 and a lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan (not necessarily in that order). He is Mr. Inside; he has an uncanny ability to get things done in a hurry. Jimmy’s expertise is in customer service, shipping and logistics. Need something yesterday? Jimmy will bring out the time machine. Jim is a 1993 graduate of Wilkes University and enjoys playing softball and collecting sports memorabilia. Jimmy and his wife Audra Amico Ciampi are the proud parents of Enzo.
Customer Satisfaction Manager
A veteran of the printing business, Gary has extensive experience in sales, management and marketing. He is a “go to” guy for “old school” face to face meetings. He loves solving problems for his clients. Gary’s patience is unparalleled: he is a problem solver for sure. He is a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan (no kidding) and an avid golfer (we rent him for captain and crew tourneys). Gary and his wife Hildy have two children and a grand-daughter.
Our estimator, Jim, has been with Independent since 1983. He has worked in the die cutting room, bindery, and handled deliveries. He has been Independent’s estimator for the last ten years. Jim is a reliable estimator who knows the right questions to ask and he is not afraid of nasty price grids! He is married to Cindy and he is another one of those avid Pittsburgh Steelers fans.
Jeff is our prepress manager. He holds an associate’s degree in computer electronics and has mentored classes on Adobe’s Illustrator software. Jeff has been with Independent since 1990. He is skilled at making your print files look good on paper. Jeff is a trouble shooting machine; he knows how to find solutions to problems. Jeff’s hobbies include brewing beer and being a ”Parrot head.”
Stan has been with Independent since the early 1980’s. He is in charge of our MIS system, putting your jobs into production and making sure the specifications match the job. Stan is a detailed oriented expert in the printing business. He got his start in printing while in the Coast Guard. Stan is an avid Oakland Raiders fan and another avid golfer.
Murph is our mail room manager. He is responsible for getting your projects into the mail. He has been in the printing and direct mail business since the 1970’s. Murph is another longtime employee of Independent Graphics who started with us in 1993. He is the man to dot the “i’s” and cross the “t’s” on all of your direct mail projects. He is married to Cathy and is a big Mets and Jets fan.
No relation. No kidding. Rich is our warehouse manager and often times will be the guy delivering the job to your location. A more dedicated and loyal employee you will not find. He is one of Independent’s most trusted and reliable people.