KEY STAFF BIOS

Ken Karbeling

Ken has been employed by American Reprographics since November, 1984. His initial responsibilities included: business development, direct sales, and accounts receivable. After initiating several new accounts, and demonstrating a full understanding of the reprographic needs of the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction industries, Ken took on the role of General Manager. Though he was responsible for the entire business operation, his main focus was on understanding customers’ needs, and relaying that information to appropriate employees.

Ken was responsible for the control and oversight of the company’s transformation from analog to digital reprographics. During this period of change, he handled the challenge of coordinating customer needs along with the technological developments that have reshaped our industry. Managing this delicate balancing act with great care, he was able to ensure a smooth transition, sparing many from what could have been a very turbulent experience.

While recruitment, training, marketing, account management, and procurement are Ken’s current primary responsibilities; quality assurance has remained his number one priority. Ken has a particular knack for preventing mistakes. Catching a mistake before a huge print job has been run can save a client time and money. This is, in part, is why he remains the key point of contact for over a hundred Architects, Engineers, Builders, Contractors and Government officials.

Ken represents American Reprographics, Inc. in several reprographic industry trade associations, such as the International Reprographic Association (IrGA), The Peir Group, and Associated Builders and Contractors, (ABC).

Ken is passionate about our recycling program, (AmeRecycle). Due to his leadership in this area, we have been involved in recycling and sustainable practices long before the “Green” movement became such a hot marketable item. He has created partnerships with suppliers, recycling companies, and has even assisted competitors in establishing their own programs.

Community involvement is also a major priority of Ken’s. He has established partnerships with several area schools including Gaithersburg High School, and the Ivymount School.