National Sales Manager
TF: (800) 458-2769
Chris Manley is a third-generation Printing Industry Sales & Marketing professional, with both his father, Bill Manley, and his grandfather, Bill Kirn, being top performers with Addressograph-Multigraph dating back to the late 1940’s. Bill Manley established Graphco in 1976 as a spin-off from AM and Chris started his industry career as part of the Blue Print Collating Team which assembled Bid Sets for Cleveland area building projects like the BP Building, Medical Mutual Building, Tower City, and The Cleveland Clinic.
As Graphco expanded its sales and service presence throughout Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and West Virginia between 1985 and 2005, the responsibilities for Sales Management, Product Line Development and Marketing became a growing part of Chris’ role at the company. Graphco quickly became the National #1 Dealer for major product lines like Ryobi, Hamada, Sakurai, Standard Horizon and MGI while constantly offering strong and responsive technical support to Graphco customers throughout the region.
Chris became President of Graphco in 2005. In 2013 Graphco became a founding member of GSNA (RMGT’s North American Distribution Group) and became the importer and distributor of the RMGT Offset Printing Presses throughout the Midwestern United States. In this channel, Graphco has become a consultative partner to many customers in our 13-state territory as they’ve added the lowest cost-to-print Offset Equipment to their portfolios.
Chris has been an active Printing Industries of OH & N. KY member for many years. He was inducted into their Graphic Arts Hall of Distinction in 2016. He and Graphco maintain membership in all local PIA groups throughout Graphco’s territory, as well as NAPL, GATF, and NPES. As a member of the board of NAGASA (North American Graphic Arts Supplier Association) from 2003-2007, Chris served as Chairman of the organization from 2004-2005.
Chris and his wife (and business partner) Theresa have two sons who live in Chicago and New York respectively. Chris and Theresa make their home in Chagrin Falls and enjoy travel, photography, and spending time with family and friends.