meet the team

 

Kaizen Print Connor              

 

Connor McAuley   
Managing Director

Heading up the Kaizen Print Team, with over 10 years of experience in print and marketing, Connor has an unrivalled passion for all things design and print and loves nothing more than advising his clients on the best methods of print for new campaigns and is a strong believer in the power of printed products as a marketing tool.

Outside of the office, Connor enjoys spending time in his growing allotment and listening to Fat Boy Slim.

 


Kaizen Print Martin              

 

Martin McAuley   
Managing Director

As partner in Kaizen Print, Martin has a wealth of knowledge of various printing techniques and is always willing to go that extra mile for all his clients. Thanks to his high levels of customer service, since being at Kaizen, Martin has developed a plethora of regular print clients across various industries. Focused on developing and maintaining strong relationships with customers, there isn’t a print enquiry that Martin can’t answer!

When he isn’t busy with his family, Martin enjoys watching the football with a nice cold beer.


Kaizen Print Glenda              

 

Glenda Johnston  
Account Management

With over 5 years of experience in publishing, marketing and print, account manager Glenda works alongside the rest of the sales teams and with a variety of Kaizen Print clients, new and established, to advise on all things design and print related. Glenda prides herself on her ability to identify clients design needs and the most effective methods of print for them.

Glenda is the Kaizen Print resident Foodie, if she isn’t out eating, you can catch the places she goes and food she eats all on her colourful instagram.


Kaizen Print Matt              

 

Matt Kennedy
Digital Print Sales Executive

Matt joins our outbound sales team to help reconnect with older clients and introduce Kaizen to people who haven’t worked with us before.

Coming from an outbound sales background, Matt brings over five years of sales experiences to the team and enjoys working in a fast paced and target driven environment and bringing new commercial work into companies.

When Matt isn’t pursuing hot sales leads, being from South Africa he’s a big Rugby fan, so loves nothing more than chilling and watching a game.

 


Kaizen Print Franco              

 

James Francey
Digital Print Sales Executive

James joins our team as one of our new Digital Sales Executives, after spending 17 years in the Motor industry, which includes 11 years at Bavarian BMW. Starting in the position of Apprentice Technician, and making his way into the Sales Sector. James definitely has his head screwed on when it comes to sales, ensuring that our customers, both new and existing, get the perfect orders and they are elated with the service that we provide.

Outside of work, James is a massive sports fan, following everything from football, to golf and F1 to boxing, if there is sport involved, so is James! As well as this, currently occupying James’ free time, is the construction of his new house!

 


James Millar              

 

James Millar
Digital Print Sales Executive

James joins Kaizen Print as one of our new Digital Sales Executives, after spending 6 years working in outbound advertising sales, as well as door to door sales, where he was a manager and headed up his own team.

Being on the move clearly appeals to James, as he has also taken part in some traveling, living in America for some time.

When James isn’t in the office getting you the best possible quote for you printing needs, you can usually find him and home or in the bar cheering on his beloved Arsenal!


Kaizen Print brooke              

 

Brooke Jackson
Reception and administrator

Brooke joins the team with a vibrant background in many industries, including design, administration and dance teaching! Brooke is the first face you will see when you come into the Kaizen office in person or phone in, making sure you get speaking to the right person. Alongside making sure all out clients have their tea and coffee hits, Brooke assists our accounts team with office’s day-to-day administration.

Outside of work, Brooke teaches Jazz Music and has a cat called Elwood who is so popular he has his own Facebook page!

 


Kaizen Print James              

James Owens  
Print Specialist / Large format

Having been with the Kaizen Print Team from the very beginning, our resident rocker James has developed a deep knowledge of both digital and large format print over the years. Managing all our large format printing and fitting, James is also who you might see out on the road in our grey Kaizen Van, or out the front of a shop or restaurant fitting some print.

When he’s not concentrating on a big large format printing project, James enjoys rocking out with his band mates and can tell you the best vegan eateries in town.


Kaizen Print Darrin              

Darrin Hall
Print Specialist

Need a job finished to perfection? Fear not, Darrin is here! With a wealth of experience in the print trade, Darrin’s expertise lie in the finishing of our printed products. Once all your items are printed and on flat sheets, Darrin is the member of the team that brings the print into it’s final stages by folding, stitching, trimming and laminating them to name a few processes.

Outside of the print room, you’ll find Darrin watching his beloved football team the gunners and listening to a bit of Kasabian.

 

 


Kaizen Print Ralph              

Ralph Connolly
Print Specialist

Ralph is part of the production department and works closely with the print production co-ordinator and finishing team specialising in printing all of our digital print jobs coming through. If we need to check how something is going to print or what’s the most effective way to print something, Ralph is our go to go. With over 15 years experience in the print trade, Ralph has a sharp eye over all of our digital print and prides himself on his attention to detail with every job he prints.

When Ralph isn’t working in the print room, he enjoys nothing more than a jam on his base guitar and creating some nice illustrations!


Kaizen Print Vicki              

Carlos Valentin
Finishing expert, small & large format

As part of the production team Valentine works as a finisher putting the final touches to both small and large format jobs when they are printed. On a day-to-day basis, you’ll find Valentine wirobinding books, laying vinyl onto foamex boards and stapling booklets, to name a few things!

Valentine is our go to man for any tricky finishing or DIY projects and is the king of practical solutions! When Valentine isn’t helping us in Kaizen, he is extremely talented at wood work and has made several beautiful creations for presents for some of the Kaizen Team.


Kaizen Print Pete              

Pete Edmunds
Print Specialist

With over 15 years experience within litho and digital print, Peter oversees all our digital printing and checks your artwork before it goes to print. Peter is customer focused and prides himself on ensuring that the print team meets all our clients deadlines and is meticulous in checking all artwork before it goes to print.

Watch out pubs of Belfast, Peter loves a good pub quiz and in his free time enjoys drawing illustrations.


Kaizen Print Stevie              

Stevie McCourt
Delivery Driver

As our full-time driver, Stevie is the guy you will see out and about in our Kaizen van. Steve joins us with a wealth of experience in the delivery service industry. You name a place to deliver and he knows it! Stevie is our go to guy helping us deliver proofs, samples and full deliveries to all our clients, both on time and most importantly to the right person!

When he’s not busy delivering to all our clients, Stevie loves getting out on the golf course on a Wednesday afternoon.

 

 

 


Kaizen Print Aiden              

Aiden McKenna
Apprentice print finisher

After working with a clothing line for five and a half years Aiden joined Kaizen as an apprentice print finisher to expand his knowledge on all things print. Aiden will be shadowing James, our large format specialist and relishes the opportunity to learn such a delicate and precise skill, Luckily he’s learning from one of the best in the business. Aiden has already shown great knowledge when it comes to colour and design, easily pointing out any errors ensuring all print going out is flawless.

Outside of work Aiden loves learning about other cultures, languages and politics. He jumps at any opportunity to travel so he can expand his knowledge of other cultures. 


Kaizen Print Pearse              

Pearse Moreland
Apprentice print finisher

Pearse a graduate in mathematics at Queens Belfast joins Kaizen as an apprentice print finisher. He will be learning from one of kaizens best, Carlos hoping to learn all there is to know about print finishing. Pearse jumped at the chance to work with kaizen and has already shown himself as a great asset using his passion for numbers to ensure all the work he puts out is precise.

When not learning the tricks of the trade pearse likes to keep his mind sharp by regularly playing sudoku and reading fiction. Other than this you can find Pearse out socializing with his mates at local gigs and bars.