Meet the Team

Bill Serata, President

Bill started C&D printing in 1973. He started the company in a 5,000 square foot office in downtown St. Pete. Over the years, he has grown the company to a 45,000+ square foot facility that not only does printing, but print finishing and packaging all under one roof.

Brian Serata, VP Shipping and Receiving

Darrin Blackburn, VP Production

Darrin began his professional career in the Print industry in 1987 at a summer job at an American Speedy.  In 1989, he moved to a more Commercial Printing Company starting at the bottom, moving through the different departments and learning all aspects of production, customer service and estimating.  Accepting the position of Production Manager in 1995. 

In 2001 he found a home at C&D Printing Company as Plant Manager.

Todd Pemberton, VP Print Finishing

Suzanne Alvarez, Account Executive

Suzanne was born and raised in the print industry and loves to dive into the print production processes. A native of Tampa, Florida, Suzanne graduated with a degree in Marketing from USF and enjoys combining her extensive knowledge and experience in print to produce innovative, cost-efficient packaging and marketing products. Suzanne is well known for her creative approach as well as her proficiencies in project management for as-needed delivery. Married with 2 grown children, Suzanne enjoys outdoor pursuits with family and friends. 

Brian Olson, Account Executive

Being a native to printing, but not to Florida, Brian started in printing back in the Chicagoland arena and is ever so happy to be a part of this amazing team here at C&D. Having started in prepress, before it went electronic, he has moved through almost every phase of production, until ultimately finding his niche in sales. A good communicator about all things print related, he’s a well-rounded & experienced sales consultant with over 36+ years of progressive career growth & extensive sales, customer support, and hands-on teamwork, managing multiple projects and priorities in high-dollar manufacturing environments, providing date sensitive fulfillment, and distribution of finished materials. He looks forward to sharing what C&D Printing can do for you!

Lee Zerfass, Account Executive

Lee started in the printing industry at age 13. Born and raised in Chicago, Lee has lived in Tampa for 30 years. A graduate of Drake University, he loves print technologies, IT systems, and eliminating learning curves both internally and for his customers. Lee’s other passion is coaching youth hockey from recreational to elite for both boys and girls programs. 

Jack Schero, Account Executive

Jack Schero is an accomplished professional known for his expertise in the field of everything print. With a passion for service, Jack has made significant contributions throughout his career.

No matter the position held in this industry, service is the key to spreading success. Jack firmly believes that understanding and delivering exceptional service is paramount in meeting customer expectations and driving positive outcomes. Whether it’s working closely with the people in the plant to ensure smooth operations or collaborating with clients to provide tailored solutions, Jack emphasizes the importance of the services provided that make a significant difference.

With a deep understanding of the print industry and a keen eye for detail, Jack has consistently demonstrated the ability to deliver high-quality results. His comprehensive knowledge of printing technologies, materials, and processes has allowed him to effectively manage projects, optimize workflows, and exceed customer expectations.

Throughout his career, Jack has established strong relationships with clients, colleagues, and industry partners, earning him a reputation for his exceptional service and commitment to excellence. He has successfully navigated various roles within the print industry, leveraging his expertise to streamline operations, enhance product quality, and drive business growth.

Outside of his professional endeavors, Jack enjoys staying up to date with the latest advancements and trends in the print industry. He is passionate about exploring innovative solutions and embracing new technologies that push the boundaries of what is possible in the field.

Looking ahead, Jack remains dedicated to delivering outstanding service and pushing the boundaries of excellence in the ever-evolving print industry. He strives to continuously improve and adapt to emerging trends, ensuring that his clients receive the highest level of service and the best possible outcomes.

 

Sandy Thomas, Account Executive

After college, (Hofstra University),  I pursued a career in Advertising Traffic and Production, initially working for ABC Television Network, New York, NY and then several large ad agencies in NYC and Long Island.  After moving to Florida, I migrated into sales.  Sales was not what I had planned but the salary differences between New York and Tampa Bay was quite drastic- lol. 

I love sales and the previous experience of advertising contributed to my success.  I knew what it was like to be a print buyer.  I had sat in that chair and know how a buyer thinks and all the challenges that go along with it. New York also taught me a great work ethic.

I have been with C&D for two tenures; eight years for the first and twelve years and counting for the second,. Throughout those 20 years, I have worked with major corporations, the technology sector, advertising agencies, medical institutions, financial institutions, publishers, national furniture chains, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical companies, etc. producing everything from business cards to 840 page catalogs to packaging and just about every type of project you could imagine.

“A lot of people don’t enjoy their job; they may even hate it, but I am fortunate enough to be able to make a living through my passion.”

Barry Gervais, Account Executive

Kim Gage, Promotional Products Manager

Kim is the Promotional Products Manager at C&D Printing and Packaging. She has worked at C&D for almost 30 years, excelling in multiple positions. Kim handles all aspects of specialty products for a wide range of clients. From pens and cups to towels and umbrellas, Kim is highly skilled at finding just the right promo item to fit need, timing and budget. Kim is happily married and together with her husband, maintains very a very busy household with 3 active boys.

Carrie Cady, Customer Service

Carrie started working at C&D 40 years ago when she was 15 years old, still in high school, as a hand bindery worker. She eventually started running the bindery equipment. After 6 years in bindery she moved into customer service and became CSR to the owner, Bill Serata. She was promoted to production manager for six years and did all the scheduling. Eventually she went back into her favorite position, customer service/sales, where she is currently working.

Carrie is from a large family and really enjoys annual family reunions and monthly “Park Days,” when her local family gets together in a park to have a picnic and play games.

Lisa Mason, Customer Service

Kelsey Jacobsen, Customer Service

Kelsey started working at C&D in 2019, in the bindery department. She transitioned later that year into customer service where she is working now. Kelsey has great attention to detail and has mastered the very extensive job of being the in house support for each project as it makes its way from order entry, through each department, to delivery in a very quickly.

Denise Nessmith, Comptroller

Mike Metroka, Prepress Manager

Mike started working in the C&D Prepress department in 1985. Back in the days with film, cameras, darkroom and light tables and transitioning through the digital computer era. Mike currently heads up our Prepress Department overseeing Proofing, Plating and the Mailing Department.

Joe Colbert, Assistant Production Manager

About C&D

Photo of the front of the C&D office building

Unsurpassed quality, with whatever-it-takes services.

Since 1973, C&D Printing and Packaging has served our clientele with a commitment to service and a passion for print. From our original small shop to our current 45,000+ square foot facility, C&D has grown to be the largest and most comprehensive commercial printing plant on the west coast of Florida.

Our equipment list includes state-of-the-art digital and LED offset presses, a full-service bindery and an extensive print finishing department for foil stamping, die-cutting, embossing and folding and gluing. 99% of all projects can be produced completely in-house. C&D is well known for producing high-quality marketing materials, carton board packaging, pocket folders, invitations and more.

C&D’s highly experienced team includes some of the most capable and creative people in the industry. Our highly skilled and experienced team excels at producing innovative, cost-effective and beautifully printed materials to make sure your packaging and marketing materials stand out from the competition. Our administrative initiatives are customizable to support client needs and strategies. Options such as online storefronts, fulfillment, custom labeling and shipping are just a few ways we can add value to every project. At C&D Printing and Packaging, our team is your team. We’re not just your printer, we’re your partner!

We are always looking for top talent to make our team stronger. We offer paid vacation, holidays, health insurance and 401K. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Explore Opportunities:

Skilled Press Operator

Job Title: Skilled Press Operator

Job Description:

We are currently seeking a skilled press operator with experience in sheetfed printing, specifically with a Komori Lithrone LSX 629 Press or similar machine. The ideal candidate will be responsible for operating and maintaining the machine to ensure efficient and effective print production.

Responsibilities:

• Set up and operate Komori Lithrone LSX 629 Press or similar machine to print

• Adjust machine settings to achieve optimal production output and quality

• Troubleshoot and resolve any issues that may arise during the production process

• Perform routine maintenance on machine to ensure their longevity and reliability

• Ensure that production meets or exceeds established quality standards and productivity targets

• Maintain a clean and safe work environment

Requirements:

• High school diploma or equivalent

• At least 2 years of experience operating Komori Lithrone LSX 629 Press or similar machine

• Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and specifications

• Excellent mechanical and troubleshooting skills

• Strong attention to detail and quality standards

• Good communication and interpersonal skills

• Flexibility to work in a fast-paced production environment with changing priorities

If you have the required skills and experience, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity to join our team. We offer competitive salary packages, benefits, and a dynamic work environment.

Print Estimator

Job Title: Print Estimator

Company Overview: C&D Printing & Packaging Company is a dynamic and growing mid-size printing company dedicated to delivering high-quality printing solutions to a diverse range of clients. Our state-of-the-art facilities and commitment to excellence set us apart in the industry. We are currently seeking a skilled and detail-oriented professional to join our team as a Print Estimator.

Position Overview: As a Print Estimator at C&D Printing & Packaging Company, you will play a crucial role in the pre-production phase, working closely with our sales, production, and customer service teams. Your primary responsibility will be to analyze project specifications and generate accurate and competitive cost estimates for various print jobs. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of printing processes, materials, and production workflows, combined with excellent analytical and communication skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Project Analysis: Review and analyze project specifications, including print quantity, materials, finishing requirements, and delivery deadlines.
  2. Cost Estimation: Utilize industry knowledge and estimating tools to accurately calculate production costs, factoring in materials, labor, equipment, and overhead.
  3. Collaboration: Work closely with the sales team to understand client requirements and provide timely and detailed estimates that align with customer expectations.
  4. Supplier Negotiation: Identify and negotiate with suppliers to secure competitive pricing for materials and services, ensuring cost-effectiveness and quality.
  5. Documentation: Maintain accurate and organized records of estimates, including all relevant project details, pricing, and communication with suppliers.
  6. Continuous Improvement: Stay abreast of industry trends, technology advancements, and market conditions to continually refine and improve estimating processes.
  7. Communication: Effectively communicate with internal teams and external stakeholders to ensure a clear understanding of project requirements and any potential challenges.

Qualifications:

  1. Experience: Minimum of 3 years of experience in print estimating within a commercial printing environment.
  2. Knowledge: Solid understanding of printing processes, materials, and production workflows.
  3. Analytical Skills: Strong analytical and mathematical skills with the ability to create accurate and competitive estimates.
  4. Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with both internal teams and external clients.
  5. Software Proficiency: Proficient in relevant software applications for estimating and project management.
  6. Detail-Oriented: Exceptional attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  7. Team Player: Collaborative mindset with the ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.

How to Apply: Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and a cover letter detailing their relevant experience to [info@cndprinting.com]. Please include “Print Estimator Application” in the subject line.

C&D Printing & Packaging Company is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Skilled Diecutter Operator

Job Title: Skilled Diecutter Operator

Job Description:

We are currently seeking a skilled diecutter operator with experience in carton packaging, specifically with Nikko-JY-85T Automatic Diecutter or similar machines. The ideal candidate will be responsible for operating and maintaining the machine to ensure efficient and effective diecutting production.

Responsibilities:

• Set up and operate Nikko-JY-85T Automatic Diecutter or similar machines to diecut cartons, pocketfolders and the like

• Adjust machine settings to achieve optimal production output and quality

• Troubleshoot and resolve any issues that may arise during the production process

• Perform routine maintenance on machines to ensure their longevity and reliability

• Ensure that production meets or exceeds established quality standards and productivity targets

• Maintain a clean and safe work environment

Requirements:

• High school diploma or equivalent

• At least 2 years of experience operating Nikko-JY-85T Automatic Diecutter or similar machines

• Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and specifications

• Excellent mechanical and troubleshooting skills

• Strong attention to detail and quality standards

• Good communication and interpersonal skills

• Flexibility to work in a fast-paced production environment with changing priorities

If you have the required skills and experience, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity to join our team. We offer competitive salary packages, benefits, and a dynamic work environment.

Skilled Machine Operator – Carton Packaging

Job Title: Skilled Machine Operator – Carton Packaging

Job Description: We are currently seeking a skilled machine operator with experience in carton packaging, specifically with Vega folder gluers or similar machines such as Bobst folder gluers. The ideal candidate will be responsible for operating and maintaining the machine to ensure efficient and effective carton packaging production.

Responsibilities:

• Set up and operate Vega folder gluers or similar machines to fold and glue cartons

• Adjust machine settings to achieve optimal production output and quality

• Troubleshoot and resolve any issues that may arise during the production process

• Perform routine maintenance on machines to ensure their longevity and reliability

• Ensure that production meets or exceeds established quality standards and productivity targets

• Maintain a clean and safe work environment

Requirements:

• High school diploma or equivalent

• At least 2 years of experience operating Vega folder gluers or similar machines such as Bobst folder gluers

• Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and specifications

• Excellent mechanical and troubleshooting skills

• Strong attention to detail and quality standards

• Good communication and interpersonal skills

• Flexibility to work in a fast-paced production environment with changing priorities

If you have the required skills and experience, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity to join our team. We offer competitive salary packages, benefits, and a dynamic work environment.

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