Tom Bastian began his career as a trainee for Wetzel Brothers, a large format printing company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He moved to Dallas in 1982 to begin his career in commercial print sales with Heritage Press. After 10 successful years in sales, he became Sales Manager and eventually VP of Sales at ColorDynamics, a commercial printing company based in Allen, Texas. In 2002, Tom became President of The Graphics Group, a Consolidated Graphics Company in Dallas. After growing the company from $5 million to $12 million in annual revenue, Tom decided it was time start his own business. In 2007, he founded Bastian and Associates, an executive recruiting firm specializing the graphic arts industry. Now in his 11th year, Tom takes advantage of his large network in the printing, POP, and packaging industry. Since he has been of both sides, his brand is simple…do not waste the client’s time. He likes to build relationships with his clients to get a feel for their company culture. He thoroughly vets candidates and makes every effort to present only the best. Tom finds great gratification when he finds the perfect fit for both the candidate and the customer.