CafePress, San Mateo, Calif., announced company veteran Robert Marino was tapped as the company’s new president. As president, Marino is charged with leading the company’s continued growth and overseeing the strategic direction of CafePress as it expands its reach into new business channels, the company said.
With this significant growth at hand, CafePress founder and CEO, Fred Durham, began the search for a Vice President of Operations who could take product customization printing to a mass level — he found the perfect match in Marino, who joined in 2005.
“It was, remarkably, Bob’s vast experience in food service that made him perfect for the task of pioneering mass customization,” says Fred Durham, CafePress CEO. “I needed someone who understood how to take many inconsistent ingredients and be able to quickly and consistently turn them into a quality product.”
Since Marino joined in 2005, CafePress launched direct to garment digital printing on dark garments; and since then it has innovated dozens of additional printing methods enabling custom printing on products like SIGG water bottles, Flip Camcorders, yoga mats and more. The company has also grown a new business-to-business division alongside its well-known online retail site CafePress.com. New printing capabilities in product personalization has led to large-scale custom printing partnerships with influential brands such as Cisco, TomTom, Sigg, Thermos and Gaiam.