Joe Bella has more than 35 years of experience in the newspaper industry on the supplier side. He began his career as a machinist apprentice for a graphic arts machine builder but gravitated through several roles from Customer Service through General Manager, eventually becoming President and co-owner. As President he oversaw the company’s successful growth and evolution of new products as technology for printing newspapers changed from the late 1970s through today. In this role he traveled throughout the Americas and Europe negotiating contracts and deals with fellow suppliers, commercial printers and corporate newspaper groups.
Joe left to start his own supply business in 2004 and has since also started two other companies in retail and as manufacturers rep in automotive and packaging industries.
Joe is married, has one son and has homes in South Bend Indiana and Naples Fl.