Marcomm Team Lead
Mike has 41 years of graphic arts industry experience under his belt – practically eating, drinking and breathing it his whole adult life! He is our sales manager and client liaison for print, web and custom IT projects. Mike is also instrumental in developing and bringing new custom IT solutions and marketing products to SmithBates’ portfolio.
After graduating from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in Print Management, Mike worked at a large commercial printing company where he held every position from press helper to salesman to president. He has been in print management for the last 26 years and enjoys creating programs that help drive print and make our client’s lives easier.
More Mike stuff …
Favorite way to spend time:
photography, music and the daily crossword puzzle
I spent over 30 years playing on various soccer teams so I can bend it like Beckham
Favorite spot on the planet:
the Outer Banks in North Carolina
Most famous celebrity encounter:
Lebron James went to my high school alma mater and went to school with my kids. I ran into Huey Lewis twice; once in NYC and once in Portland, OR. I’m from Akron, OH, home of Firestone Golf Club, so I’ve met a few pro golfers in my time – my most interesting moment was with Tiger Woods. Just ask about it.
“Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.” – John Lennon