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Jason Willis

Account Executive

Your Aspirations and Goals as a Human Being: Be a better Christ follower, better dad, better husband, better friend.

 

Your experience, Education and Credentials:
Graduate of Monterey High School, one year of college at Hardin Simmons University, one year at South Plains and one year at Texas Tech. I have 21 years of experience in the printing industry and all right here at the same company. I am an expert on all things within the print industry.

 

What do you like to do when you’re not working?
I love to coach fastpitch softball(my daughter plays in high school and I get to coach her during summer and fall), play racquetball, spend time with my family and friends, go to church.

 

Favorite quote:
Phil. 4:13- I can do all things through Christ who Strengthens me.

 

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us:
Got to play at Dish Faulk Field in Austin for the state tournament my senior year in high school for the baseball state tournament. And to get there played in front of 12,000 plus fans in the biggest non football sporting event in Lubbock History for high school athletics as we defeated our biggest rival Coronado to earn the state tournament bid.

 

Tell us three things most people don’t know about you:
When I was a very young boy I had a blood disease that the doctors diagnosed as leukemia but was healed miraculously by our great God, played the role of “Billy the Bully” in a kids musical “Down by the creek bank” and I love dogs.

 

Three words to best describe you:
Honest, dependable, driven

 

Anything else you want to share (family, hobbies, whatever)
I have a beautiful 17 year old daughter who excels in softball, but even more in the classroom. She loves medical classes and should graduate with 3 medical certifications on top of her regular diploma. I also have a beautiful wife that takes great care of us as well. She is extremely smart and can help our daughter with her classes(I have no clue when it comes to books anymore), makes sure her chaotic schedule is kept, and loves our 3 dogs as well. I love spending time with both of them although it is limited. I also love playing and watching sports, I am really into racquetball again right now, and I am very competitive at everything I do. I hate to lose.

 

What do you like most about Slate Group?
The people. I have worked with a lot of these guys for almost 20 years and we are very customer oriented.

 

What do you like most about your role at Slate Group?
being able to work with clients all over the country, being able to help each individual client solve printing solutions along with getting to know them better and build relationships. Bottom line is the relationships you build are huge not just for business but for your whole life. I have many clients I consider friends at this point and to be able to help their business grow is icing on the cake.

 

What drew you to Slate Group originally?
My dad was the bindery foreman when I was a teenager and I used to come up and work with him some and fell in love with printing.

 

What has been your favorite project at Slate Group?
This is a hard one to pick because I have been her for almost 22 years and have seen millions of print pieces a this point, but… we did do one piece I always look at that was for Joy Global that I am particularly fond of. It had a hard back cover with a foil and an emboss for the cover and it had spot uv coating on each and every page on the photos and they popped off the page and it had a nice perfect binding to it as well.