Greg Ferraro recently joined the Consolidated Graphics team after a 10-year career in large format printing. Here Greg shares his experiences as a Consolidated Graphics sales representative at Tursack, Inc., a CGX company in Morgantown, PA.
What attracted you to Consolidated Graphics?
I was working for a local company when I was first introduced to Consolidated Graphics, and I was intrigued by the company's culture and broad product and service offering. It was appealing to think about being able to offer so much more than just large format graphics, but also going to a company that was committed to staying at the cutting edge of large and grand format printing, which was an area of the business that I was most familiar with.
What is the biggest benefit to you as a sales rep at a Consolidated Graphics company?
Definitely the diversity of everything that Consolidated Graphics offers. I have the local culture of Tursack and a name that is well known in its niche, but also the ability to offer virtually any print and technology service to my clients through a very sophisticated global platform. It opens up so many opportunities, and allows me to constantly bring something new to the table.
How do you benefit from the company’s geographic footprint and broad capability offering?
Working here has been a great education for me on so many other aspects of this industry. Even after being in the business for 10 years, there are so many things for me to learn through Consolidated Graphics that will help me expand my skill set and better serve my customers.
Can you describe a typical day as a sales rep?
About 80% of my day is spent making sales calls and looking for new avenues to pursue. I use this time to introduce new products and services to existing clients, as well as meeting prospects that we can begin relationships with. Approximately 15% of my day is dedicated to following up on current projects, ensuring that the customer is fully satisfied with their deliverable and learning how we can make them even happier going forward. And the remaining 5% of my day is spent internally, making sure that orders are completed on time and delivered as planned.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Ultimately, it's about giving the customer what they want, and it's nice to be a part of an organization that believes in service and in providing top quality. If the customer is happy, I know I've done my job well.