I believe the sales management blokes are all from Westvaco. They sure did a great job for their former employer. Oops, Westvaco no longer exists and was 'white knighted' by Cenveo. Now those guys are running sales at Cenveo.
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The four managers in the Northeast are all a waste of time. They have no clue on how to open up new accounts. We will continue to slide into bankruptcy. The next plant to close will be Altoona.
You got it. What makes this ironic is that Westvaco sold on price, no value add. They could have used 1-800-CHEAP-ENV as a phone number. Their sales representatives were just order takers.
Frankly my former employer which was purchased and destroyed by CVO was the last real value added envelope company. They were creative and enabled us to produce envelopes that were impactful and added value for our customers. Today Double is making an effort along with a couple of other regionals like Mac Paper's envelope group I hear they are actually hiring envelope sales reps. Tension envelope is a player too but not in the NE. I continue to hear stories of National nipping away at CVO's base of business.
But to be clear, the sales managers who made Westvaco a company that could be snapped up by Cenveo are now doing the same for their new masters.
So let me get this straight in that all the sales managers came from Westvaco Envelope Company. So they left Westvaco and came to Cenveo only to have come full circle and now working with the Westvaco people again. If the same thing that happened to Westvaco sales revenue under these guys happens here, look out below. There needs to be a shake up if this thing is to be pointed in the right direction for the good of the company. If the one guy who posts on here is right in that the one PA plant is only running about 6 Million peices per day, expect something to happen. Soon I may add.
CVO is pushing Envelope into the background. Treating salary and union people like dirt to make short term goals. Dumping more good competent people to save on salaries. Then use this in dealing with the unions.
Someone once said, "If you could buy him for what he is worth and sell him for what he thinks he is worth, you could retire the national debt." Come to think of it, that is actually a generic statement in terms of CVO.
I heard the one guy, I think he is now Burton's buddies, walks around all the envelope converting facilities telling people how great he is and that he sells over $80 Million. He sells and he is also in management? How does that work? Do all the managers have commission paying accounts while they are sales managers? Sounds like the old double dip if you ask me. Because how do they manage people when they are managing their own business? I'm confused.
Well good luck and God Bless!