Kent joined Bridgeport National Bindery in 1989 selling its casebinding services to printers and publishers. When the digital printing era began in 1991, Kent spent his days promoting the concept of short run binding with many early adopters who were looking for a case binding solution. While also wearing the hat of CSR and scheduler, many days were spent binding many of these early digitally produced books; a manufacturing experience worth its weight in gold.
In addition to his responsibilities for the new On-Demand Binding division, he had responsibilities for managing the summer textbook rebinding season and growing BNB’s new division of Pre-binding (converting paperback books into hard covers).
In 2004, Kent assumed the position of Vice President of BNB’s new Print On Demand Division that began production of one-off books. Originating as a binder and moving back up the production chain quickly taught BNB about the most important element to a successful one-off environment: I.T.
Since then, I.T. has driven much of what BNB is about and Kent’s responsibilities have kept him involved with traditional and emerging markets as they relate to manufacturing “Library Bound” books one at a time.
He lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife and best friend, Karen and their four children.
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