About Us

Courier Printing Company began as an addition to a small newspaper printer near Nashville, Tennessee in the late 1920s. In the 1950s, the business moved from newspaper printing to large scale commercial printing. Over the last 40 years, Courier Printing has evolved into an industry leader in technology and customer service.

On January 31, 2014, Courier Printing was bought by RRD. This acquisition gave Courier access to a larger network of companies and greater technology that allow us to better serve our customer base. RRD's impressive capabilities in the areas of content creation, technology, data analytics, full service marketing, and of course printing have only strengthened our offerings for our customers. Since Courier is part of such a vast network of RRD companies, Courier Printing has the expanded capabilities to meet the demands of any creative print project.

Management Team

  • Michelle Yun - President
  • Rob Thompson - Quality Assurance Manager
  • Jeff Gladdish - Pressroom Manager
  • Scott Bray - Bindery Manager
  • Ron Ankney - Mailing Manager
  • Susie Dickinson - Prepress and Digital Manager
  • Michelle Yun

    President

    A product of CGX’s Leadership Development program, Michelle’s printing career began shortly after graduating from Clemson University in 2005. Through hard work and dedication, Michelle went from being an operations professional to president in less than ten years. She began her career at Courier Printing in an extensive management-training program. At Courier, she worked in a variety of roles, eventually becoming operations manager for four years before being promoted to President at Tucker Printers in 2012. Under her leadership, Tucker experienced unprecedented sales growth, as they solidified their reputation in the packaging industry. In 2019 Michelle returned to Courier as President. Michelle enjoys spending time with her three small children, painting and reading.

    Rob Thompson

    Quality Assurance Manager

    Rob started his printing career at age 19. A graduate of the University of Memphis, he has been in printing for over 30 years. He began his career at World Color Press in Covington, TN in 1989 as a Prepress Technician and within 6 years worked his way up to Journeyman 4/C Stripper. He transitioned to Digital Prepress and worked as a Mac Operator at Mercury Printing in Memphis, TN for 13 years. After graduating college in 2006, Rob moved on to Chicago and worked for 5 years as an On-Site Representative with the Marketing team for Midas International, learning a vast amount about the customer side of the printing business. In 2012, Rob came to Courier Printing where he has served various roles such as Project Manager, Large Format Installations Manager, and Outside Purchasing. His experience across many facets of the printing business have led him to his current role Quality Assurance Manager.

    Jeff Gladdish

    Pressroom Manager

    Jeff grew up in Louisville, KY. He started his printing career in a high school vocational graphic arts class. Jeff began running duplicator presses and then went into managing small print shops during the late eighties. He advanced his career to running 40 inch sheet-fed presses during the nineties and began managing large commercial pressrooms in the late nineties. Jeff worked for Courier Printing from 2001-2005 and was involved with the installation of the M600 web press. Jeff now has over 35 years in the printing trade, working with a wide range of sheet-fed and web presses. Jeff lives in Clarksville, TN with his wife Karen and dog Buddy. Jeff and Karen enjoy spending time with family and traveling as much as possible.

    Scott Bray

    Bindery Manager

    Scott began his career in commercial printing as a Cutter operator. Over the last 30 years he has worked in the Seattle Puget Sound area, growing his expertise in all areas of finishing.

    Scott relocated from the Pacific Northwest to Nashville in 2017, and led the bindery at the State of Tennessee before joining Courier’s team.

    In his spare time you can find Scott sitting his deck, picking on his guitar, grilling meats and playing with his dog, Jett.

    Ron Ankney

    Mailing Manager

    Born and raised in Wisconsin, Ron Ankney began his career working in digital and offset pressrooms. Ron and his family relocated to Nashville in 2010 and joined our team in January 2014. Over the last several years Ron has helped Courier become a true expert in mailing. Due to his leadership, Courier was one of the first local facilities to become USPS Seamless, and E-Induction, growing the department to processing a total of 26 million pieces in 2018. Locally known as a true mailing expert, Ron is sought out for guidance in list processing challenges and interpretation of USPS regulations by RRD mail coordinators across the country. In Ron’s spare time, he enjoys spending time with his children and working on home remodeling projects.

    Susie Dickinson

    Prepress and Digital Manager

    Susie Dickinson was born and raised in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She joined our prepress team shortly after graduating high school, holding a variety of roles in the department, going on the become the Department Manager. Susie’s expertise and leadership over the last 35 years have been critical to helping our customer’s ideas become a reality. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and volunteering through church. Susie is an avid outdoorsman, and often spends her weekends gardening, hiking and ATV trail riding in the mountains.

Sales Team

  • Joey Blakley - Major Account Manager
  • Michael Travis - Senior Account Manager
  • Randy Smith - Account Executive
  • Tim Morton - Business Development Manager
  • Rick Jones - Sales Executive
  • Joey Blakley

    Major Account Manager

    For over 19 years, Joey has worked with both major national accounts and local Courier clients, establishing a reputation for himself as “working for the client”, not Courier.

    A 45-year-old Nashville-area native, Joey is a 2001 graduate of the University of Tennessee, with a degree in business administration.

    When not at work or playing with his two boys, Joey enjoys hitting the field and/or court and playing a variety of sports, as well as rooting for the Tennessee Titans.

    Michael Travis

    Senior Account Manager

    Michael Travis is a native Nashvillian with over 25 years of experience assisting customers in developing commercial printing, mailing and fulfillment campaigns customized to achieve optimum results for his clients. Michael began his career in sales in the radio business shortly after graduating from Western Kentucky University. He went on to join McQuiddy, where he spent 17 years becoming an expert in commercial web, sheetfed, kitting and fulfillment. Michael joined Courier in 2015, and has become an integral member of our team.

    In Michael’s spare time be enjoys coaching his son’s baseball team, spending time with his family and golfing.

    Randy Smith

    Account Executive

    Prepress and Digital Manager

    Randy Smith grew up in Memphis, TN where he attended the University of Memphis. He began his career working at Memphis Printing in the pressroom department, going on to hold positions in several front office departments, eventually transitioning into customer service and finally sales. Over the last 40 years, Randy has solidified his reputation among his clients of being a solutions provider. Randy believes his clients want and deserve the absolute best value. In his spare time, Randy enjoys spending time with his Grandkids and golfing.

    Tim Morton

    Business Development Manager

    Tim Morton grew up in Southern Indiana and is a graduate of the University of Southern Indiana with a B.S. Communications & Public Relations. Professionally, Tim has 20 years of sales and sales management experience that spans multiple industries and includes over ten years within the printing industry. Tim is a multi-faceted print professional that believes in relationships and has a deep understanding of commercial printing including offset web, sheetfed, digital and wide format digital. Outside of work, Tim’s biggest joys come from spending time with his 3 sons, exploring Tennessee and growing his faith in church.

    Rick Jones

    Sales Executive

    Rick joined Courier’s team in May 2019 after graduating from MTSU with a major in Business Administration and a minor in Economics and Finance. During college he participated in MTSU’s professional selling program, giving him a solid foundation for a career in sales. Outside of work he enjoys to serve at his church, spend time with his wife Elizabeth, and the rest of his family.

Location

1 Courier Place
Smyrna, TN 37167
United States
615.355.4000
615.355.4088
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