EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: BOBBY PARKER
The man behind the machine
Impeccably printed labels don’t happen by accident. It takes a skilled press operator with high standards and an eye for quality. That’s where Bobby Parker comes in.
Bobby runs Columbine Label’s Domino/BossJet digital press. This hybrid system is a digital UV inkjet press with flexographic and die-cutting capabilities. One of the plant’s powerhouse printers, it is designed to handle large runs and shrink sleeves faster than other digital assets and can accommodate embellishments such as cold foil.
As the man behind the machine, Bobby explains, “Because of its speed and all-in-one capabilities, the Domino/BossJet produces finished labels as soon as they come off the machine without the extra step of going to our die cutters. That allows us to run larger quantity orders with the same turnaround as small runs.”
Long-time print pro
Bobby knows his way around a print press. He’s been in the business since 1989. Prior to joining Columbine Label in 2017, he worked as a press operator running both flexo and digital machines. He is not only qualified to run them, but also to maintain them. He says, “I am Maintenance Certified on the Domino and Level 3 Maintenance Certified on the HP 6800 so I am able to troubleshoot issues, reduce downtime and keep the systems running at top efficiency.”
Taking pride in quality
As a print professional, Bobby places top priority on attention to detail to achieve high standards. “My job is to ensure that our customers get a quality product in a timely fashion. I don’t like putting my name on something that doesn’t look good!”
Bobby thrives in an environment of high standards. “I enjoy the challenge of a tough order and producing a quality product.” His positive attitude and skills as a press operator help Columbine Label fulfill its mantra, We do what we say we are going to do. Bobby takes pride in the company’s ability to meet or exceed our timelines while providing quality labels. He also says he appreciates that Columbine Label is a privately owned company that “cares about their employees as much as their customers.”
From vacation to vocation
A native of southern Indiana, Bobby says his family began spending vacations in Colorado in 2009 and fell in love with the weather and the mountains. Lucky for Columbine Label, he decided to move his home and career to the Centennial State.
When he’s not running the press, Bobby enjoys off-roading, hunting, and exploring the Colorado scenery with his wife Erin who also works at Columbine Label in Customer Support.
Columbine Label is happy to have them both!