Robert F. Traut
Chairman/Chief Executive Officer
Favorite Client Success Story - Wells Fargo awarding Superior Press the Wachovia Bank Business over our competitors.
Biggest Success outside of Work - Marriage with four wonderful sons.
President/Chief Operating Officer
Embarrassing Personal Story - I was suspended in 6th grade for repeatedly leaving school property during lunch to buy candy and resell it to my fellow students.
Biggest Success outside of Work - International travel and seeing new experiences with my wife and 3 kids, 16 countries and counting….
Senior Vice President of Sales
Favorite Quote - My favorite quotes are from Bob Traut; “If it’s to be, it’s up to me”, and “you can be the best thing that happened in that person’s day, so be that”.
Favorite Hobby - Favorite hobby is golf when I am shooting well, and snowboarding when I am not shooting well.
Chief Information Officer
Biggest Success outside of Work - I ran my own company (Micronett Computing) for 20 years.
Favorite Charity Involvement - American Center for Law and Justice to protect religious and constitutional freedoms.
Chief Financial Officer
Biggest Success outside of Work - Chaperoning a young adult ministry group to the Catholic World Youth Day Jubilee in Rome with Pope John Paul II. Congregating and celebrating with over a million other international faithful.
Embarrassing Personal Story - As a 130lb. high school freshman, I blindsided the varsity’s starting senior fullback with a cross-check in a gym hockey intermural bringing him to his knees. I sheepishly with head on a swivel, duck and dove, hid, to avoid this giant of a man for the next three weeks of class until he forgot about the incident. Thank goodness for hockey helmets and no yearbook picture as an incoming underclassman to conceal my identity.
VP of Implementations & Product Development
Favorite Quote - “Judge a man by his questions, not his answers.” - Voltaire
Favorite Quote - “In the absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it.” - Robert Heinlein (1907 - 1988)
Vice President of Operations
Favorite Quote - “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” - Proverb
Favorite Charity Involvement - Salvation Army, and the world wide work of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Director of Human Resources
Favorite Quote - “Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody is going to know whether you did it or not.” – Oprah Winfrey
Favorite Hobby - Painting, I love attending Paint-Nite events with my friends/family.
Vice President of Marketing
Favorite Charity Involvement - Long time member of the Littlest Angel Guild, part of the CHOC Children's Hospital Foundation, dedicated to raising community awareness and funds to enrich the well being and health of their patients.
Favorite Quote - "An adventurous life does not necessarily mean climbing mountains, swimming with sharks, or jumping off cliffs. It means risking yourself by leaving a little piece of you behind in all those you meet along the way." - Shawna Grapentin
Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Planning
Biggest Success outside of Work - Being a volunteer advisor to Sigma Pi Fraternity for over 25 years where I was elected National President.
Favorite Charity Involvement - As a member of the Order of Malta, I have enjoyed serving the sick and poor as a charity coordinator especially working with the elderly at the Carmelite Sister's Santa Teresita Neighborhood Care Facility.
Vice President of Sales, Eastern Region
Favorite Quote - “I have never met a negative person who is successful” This ties into my feeling that having a positive attitude is so important to having a successful life.
Biggest Success outside of Work - Being inducted into my High School Sports Hall of Fame. An additional story is that my son, David, has also been inducted. There are only 10 Father-Son Inductees and we are one of them.
Vice President of Technology Solutions
Biggest Success outside of Work - Marrying my wife Marta.
Favorite Charity Involvement - Working a midnight basketball league for urban middle and high school kids.
Director of Sales, Community Banks & Credit Unions
Favorite Hobby - Love to play bocce and pinochle, plus I immensely enjoy MLB.
Biggest Success outside of Work - Building a loving and successful marriage over the last 20+ years with my husband and best friend, Lawrence.
Director of Sales Remote Cash Capture
Biggest Success outside of Work - For the past 4 years I have been learning to play piano along with my daughter. I practice every day!
Favorite Hobby - I enjoy spending time with family, listening to music, going to concerts, eating great food, baking, an occasional Netflix binge, weekend adventures, working out, going to the beach, riding my bike, and drinking a cold IPA.
Director of Business Development
Favorite Hobby - I love to cook; I wouldn't call myself a master chef but not scared to try new recipes and techniques, whether that be with my smoker, sous vide, or charcoal/gas grill.
Favorite Quote - "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou
Senior Account Executive
Biggest Success outside of Work - Blessed to have two wonderful children.
Favorite Charity Involvment - Raised over $20,000 for St. Jude's Chrildren's Research Hospital while on EIC Board.
85+ years later since its humble beginnings, Superior Press enjoys relationships with hundreds of commercial and community banks and is a contracted partner with over 30% of the top 100 asset size banks in the United States.
“Thanks for having such a positive effect on my career. Your superior products & services have helped me give the best service I could to some very important clients.”John B.
“You have been an amazing asset to my company and I am so happy I was able to find Superior Press!”Regan B.
“The entire team was engaged, available, responsive & innovative. Thank you for continuing to be such a great business partner!”Hope M.
“I love knowing I can call on you for such complex projects – it’s comforting as we keep winning business to have confidence in your partner.”Mark C.
“Superior Press is one of my best vendors!.. I just want you as a vendor to do what you promise, and Superior Press does that.”Grace D.
“..it’s not every day that I encounter such a high level of professionalism in customer service that use to be common place.”Frank F.
“Superior has been fantastic.. Had several hiccups (with another vendor) in implementing this product, but your team has been extremely accommodating and helpful”Carrie K.
“It is refreshing to deal with a company that communicates so well internally & makes it easy to do business with at all touch points.”Patricia C.
“All of the customer service staff is exemplary and I appreciate the courtesy they extend each time I call.. I do appreciate the support and effort you provide and thank you for the additional help when needed.”Vickie M.
“Thank you very much for always being such a ray of sunshine when I call and ask for assistance! I really appreciate it!”Virginia S.
“You can truthfully say you have lived up to your name of “Superior”!”Charles M.
“I really value the relationship with Superior Press. Your team makes my job much easier and are always pleasant to deal with.”Paul C.
“Whatever you do to train your customer service people is brilliant!”Barbara B.
“We’re very lucky to have such a meaningful and understanding partnership with Superior Press.”Angie P.
“You have an AMAZING team of folks working for you!”Barbara B.
“You really saved the day!”Michelle G.
“Thank you for making me look good with my customers”Roxie J.
“You have gone above & beyond for us and our clients, & we greatly appreciate everything you have done.”Mitchell S.
“You make my job so much easier... I’m truly grateful for all the support & help you provide to me and my clients.”Angie S.
“..the amount of time you save me, allows me to be much more productive for the rest of my day.. We appreciate the outstanding service.”Joshua C.
“We all have had really wonderful experiences with your supply desk. Anytime we call, the individuals are extremely helpful and just pleasant people to interact with.”Nicole B.
“I cannot thank you enough, Jessica. I really appreciate your hard work. This could have been a huge mess and you helped to alleviate all of my concerns.”Johana N.
“Fred C. is one of the most responsive, customer focused, creative thinking representatives I have EVER worked with..”Mark C.
“Mayra-pleasant, professional, quick, patient, product knowledgeable.. comes to mind during the call.. to say the least the call was Superior.”Sebrina S.
“Marlene is the greatest person to work with, always going above and beyond to keep our customers and I satisfied.”Theresa Cater
“Alisha is always trying to save us money.. very helpful & knowledgeable. I appreciate all of her help over the years. She is truly a superior employee of your company!”Ashlee H.
“Patricia V. is seriously the BEST person I have ever worked with... Thank you so much for always having amazing customer service...”Ashley W.
“Hector is always helpful & pleasant to deal with. He helped me put out a few fires & done it so that the client never realizes there was a fire to begin with.”Dawn Tague
“Veronica is my lifeline.. consistently is up to the challenge.. Thanks to her my check ordering process goes smoothly..”Havilah L.
“When challenges arose, your team took the necessary steps to ensure you did what was best for us & our clients.”Patricia C.
“The Superior Press Family always does their best to accommodate us & our customers.. Rosa & Priscilla do an excellent job in answering questions & processing my orders.”Kathy S.
“I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation of the partnership with your team especially with Pat and Alisha. I could always count on those two ladies to help me with questions and to always have cheerful voices on!!”Madelina S.