Premier Press is located in Portland, Oregon in the heart of the Pearl District. A family-owned and operated business since 1974, Premier Press provides a vast array of print technologies, web, design and mailing services. Our award-winning production facility is equipped with premium-quality production equipment: offset, digital, large/wide format, direct mail services, as well as retail design/production/installation and web services. Our in-house development team produces fully customized online storefronts. Our 70,000 sq. ft. warehouse, is a few minutes away, housing inventory, storage and fulfillment services, secured storage space, packing, kitting, book binding, die-cutting and complete mailing services.
Jodi Krohn | CEO & OWNER » Passion for print and love of the graphics arts industry has led her to over 35 years experience in the industry, and pushing the boundaries of creative applications of print production. Involved with her parents in the founding of the business, she implemented a marketing and sales team effort that was instrumental in the growth of the small neighborhood print shop to a prominent lithography company that produces nationally distributed and award-winning print, direct mail campaigns, web-to-print, and retail environments.
Juli Cordill | OWNER » University of Oregon graduate in Journalism, she drives the direction of the business with sisters Jodi and Joni. Over 30 years of experience and hands-on industry skills gives her exceptional insight into upper level project management and implementing groundbreaking advancements in everything from property acquisition and management, to analyzing business systems, and forging through environmental application and certification. Her heart is dedicated to facilitating and empowering Premier’s biggest strength, “working together and gathering the information that allows us to continually achieve creative solutions and success for our clients.”
Joni Feryn | OWNER » Interest in design led her to attend Bassist College, But what caught her attention in school were the computer courses. After graduation, she began working at the family printing business. She took over the estimating department and wrote an estimating and management system, the first DOS operating system used by Premier. Her organization coupled with experience gained by growing up and working in a family business, helps her understand how to improve job workflow. She analyzes everything from shop performance, to meeting delivery expectations, to seamless costing, and billing procedures. She continues to review and implement new computer technologies and programming with focus in increasing efficiencies of distribution, fulfillment and cost effective management of client collateral and merchandise.
Chris Feryn | President » After a career in the high-tech industry, Chris came to Premier in 1994 with a desire to help the company improve and grow through his knowledge and skills. His brilliant applications of business operations throughout the different departments, analysis of best efficiencies, and relentless research in new technologies help to push the company to its next level of sophistication in both electronic excellence as well as traditional print applications. A B.S. in Computer Engineering, Washington State University and M.B.A , Portland State University help him anticipate and implement long-term business strategies through market research, technology and capital equipment research and ROI analysis of systems.
Lisa Held | CFO » Financial, Accounting and Human Resource specialist, Lisa watches over all of the family at Premier Press. She ensures employee’s needs are met and that the environment is positive for everyone. At the same time, she certifies that every dime is well spent. Her long-term and close relationship with the executive team helps her to understand the dynamics of the business and the personalities of the team. She helps to secure that the company is financially sound by meeting financial objectives and brainstorming strategies.
Scott Gorman | VP MFR. » Pressroom guru, accomplished ink and coating specialist and technical champion are all titles that attribute his amazing vision and expertise. Scott’s years of press, prepress and management expertise has helped to create Premier’s cutting edge printing techniques, coating applications and special effects that could not be accomplished elsewhere. He has led the pressroom team through the LEAN manufacturing training principles, which have helped Premier move further into the highest levels of sustainable manufacturing, currently the only full-service printing company with SGP Sustainable Green Printing Partnership certification on the west coast. We are the platinum of environmental certifications in the graphic arts industry. He excels in team building, and he makes the work fun.
From the brainstorming process through fulfillment and shipping, Premier Press acts not as just a vendor but as an active partner. I never have to worry about my projects that Premier Press is helping to produce. And, their team is fun to work with, to boot! I LOVE PREMIER PRESS!
The Great Society – Jessica Vredenburg
They look beautiful, thank you, thank you to all who made this possible! Looking forward to working with you all again!
Roundhouse Agency – Kate Terrill
We just keep repeating things like; “Wow, oh my gawd, did you see this, did you feel that, can you believe this, look at this, look at those colors…” We can’t stop touching the cards and oogling!
Collage Greetings, LLC – Tanya Murren