Huston Patterson’s Chief Operating Officer Stephen Frantz Announces His Retirement
For Immediate Release
December 23, 2014
“It is with a heavy heart that I announce my retirement”, says Frantz. “I am truly blessed to have worked with the greatest clients, vendors, employees and management that anyone could ever ask for. I have no regrets and will cherish the memories and experiences I have had at Huston Patterson and Sigma Graphics.”
Frantz’s career began on June 24, 1964 when he started as a pressman at Twin City Printing in Champaign, IL. He was a pressman for three years before he moved into pre-press. In 1974, Robert G Kowa bought Twin City Printing and it became Kowa Graphics. Soon thereafter Frantz was appointed General Manager of Kowa Graphics. In 1981, Frantz accepted a position as Assistant Vice President for Midland Litho in Kansas City, but after four years he moved back to Illinois and accepted the General Manager position at Huston Patterson. In 1991, Frantz ventured back west, this time to Wichita where he became the VP of Production & Sales for Printing, Inc. In 1995, he was offered the position of VP of Sales for Midland Litho and decided to move back to Kansas City. In 2000, Frantz moved back to Decatur as Huston Patterson’s VP of Sales & Marketing and then became Chief Operating Officer, assuming that responsibility not only at HP but at Sigma Graphics as well.