I first encountered Paul’s work ethic with his commitment to the TLMI Technical Committee and saw how he brought forth design needs of the industry into award winning products. Paul has brought consulting and mentoring to the Yerecic organization that has amplified our strengths and tied together our processes in a way that promoted sales involvement through the print floor processes. He provided insight to visual management and helped our leaders engage participation from every area of the company. His strength in Lean is balanced with sales and marketing to highlight customer focused solutions. I would recommend Paul’s help to any organization that is looking to bring forth competitive advantages.
President Yerecic Label
Paul is passionate about Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing Implementation. On all accounts, Paul is the Change Agent driving improvements across entire organizations by participating in GEMBA walks, Kaizen Events and Value Stream Mapping sessions. He is routinely on the production floor actively leading the operations team by challenging them with root cause analysis strategies and ensuring established procedures are in conformance. Paul is one of the best hands-on, results driven, senior managers that I have been associated with throughout my 27 year career.
Managing Director & Senior Partner,
“Paul is a very results driven manager, is very good at building and bringing a team together. He is a strategic thinker and is very good at execution. I worked with him for 5 years at Mark Andy. He's one of the best operating managers I know.”March 26, 2012
CEO, Aspeq Holdings
“I was a client of Paul's company, but had the privalege to work with Paul on a TLMI committee involving Advanced Lean. I was impressed with Paul's knowledge of the industry and Lean Mfg Practices as well as his ability to communicate at all levels. I have enjoyed being able to watch Paul work and have learned valuable lessons from a top executive.”March 11, 2012
Gary W Cooper
President, Inovar Packaging Group
“During my time as CEO of York Label two internal technical teams reached consensus that Mark Andy printing equipment delivered important technical advantages vs existing supplier platforms which ultimately led to important strategic directional changes.
Part of my due diligence was to visit Mark Andy and to establish a meaningful relationship with Paul and his team. Paul was clearly providing the vision, strategy, process and drive to re-invent Mark Andy. He surrounded himself with exceptional talent and it was clearly evident that this team was pulling in one direction.
It was clear to me that Paul and his team were fully engaged and committed to their customers and to the success at Mark Andy.”March 10, 2012
CEO, York Label
“Paul Brauss has consistently impressed me as the most insightful visionary leader in his organization since Mark Andrews Jr. His dedication to a not only an industry but a purpose for acheviing high ground excellence in his people and their equipment exceeds my expectations. I believe the industry has benefited considerably from his participation on all fronts. The Mark Andy Corporation has provided our company with the highest quality printing presses for over 30 years.”June 16, 2011
Top qualities:Great Results, High Integrity, Creative
“I have worked with Paul for over 3 years, and he has been a tremendous value for our company, and to me personally. Paul was a great mentor for me when I entered into the printing industry, and has always had a great ability to help our company make the right decisions. Paul is a person of integrity, and has been a pillar in our industry, leading various industry initiatives in innovation, learning, and development.”March 8, 2012
“I have had the privilege to work with Paul at Mark Andy for the past twelve years and recommend him unhesitatingly. I believe Paul’s success is strongly attributable to his emotional intelligence (EI), and his positive influence on team leadership and workplace performance. Paul believes people are the most important resource of a business and has an excellent eye for talent. He promotes excellence without compromises and encourages creativity and innovation within the workplace. Paul has a global mindset always looking for unexpected trends and opportunities to achieve the organizational objectives.”
Kathy Woodburn; PHR
Director, Human Resources,
Mark Andy Inc.