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Leadership Team

PPSI's  leadership team plays a vital role in the success of our organization and guiding the company to new levels of innovation and achievement. We are an experienced group of professionals with expertise in engineering and software development. We are experts at starting from a blank page, taking projects from business need to concept to implementation. We have leveraged this talent to create the DICE™ line of industrial inkjet printers and presses.  The DICE™ has the unique ability of seamlessly integrating with existing presses and processes. As a result, our customers have saved millions in investment capital and operating expenses while getting the unique benefits of digital printing.

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Willard (Chuck) Raymond

CEO

Mr. Raymond has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. Mr. Raymond has extensive experience in machine design, robotic control systems and machine vision. From 1982 to 1990, Mr. Raymond was employed at the Production Technology Laboratory inside Honeywell Corporate Research Center. Here, Mr. Raymond focused on applying manufacturing and management technology to improve the competitiveness of Honeywell manufacturing divisions. In 1992, Mr. Raymond formed Prototype and Production Systems, where he has focused on providing niche automation solutions to manufactures worldwide. PPSI is often called the “Supplier of Last Resort”, tackling difficult problems that other vendors turn away. PPSI has an extremely stable workforce with zero turnover in the last 2 years. Since its first year in 1992, PPSI has maintained an average revenue growth of 30% per year.

Chris Johnson

Director of Business Development

Mr. Johnson has a Bachelors degree from the University of Minnesota in Journalism and a Masters of Business Administration from Auburn University. Mr. Johnson has been involved with digital imaging technologies and products his entire career. He has participated in several start up organizations including a graphic services bureau and several integrated digital graphic software and hardware products that include image acquisition, processing and printed output. Johnson also worked at Jostens for 16 years as a manufacturing plant IT manager and as a corporate RD&E specialist in digital photography and inkjet printing technologies. Mr. Johnson joined PPSI in 2010. At PPSI he is focused on helping customers develop, implement and support industrial inkjet printing solutions.