As expected and announced to the Board of Directors 12 months ago, Charles Goes IV has retired as President and CEO of Goes Lithographing Company.
Chris, as most know him, is the 4th generation of Goes Family to operate the business. As the business evolved from Film to Digital in Pre-Press and later in Production, little beside the 25% Cotton Paper Watermark has stayed the same.
Back when Chris’ father’s father’s father started in the printing business in 1879 and built a plant on the south side of Chicago in 1908, he could not have imagined the changes in the industry (and the world!) that the company would see.
He never expected that 100 years later, the business would relocate to Delavan, WI. In 2010, we did relocate. After 7 years it is obvious, with the deterioration of the 100 year old Chicago building and the infrastructural challenges the old location faced, Goes Lithographing Company is very fortunate to be in the position it is now. It’s a different location but we still hold the same values that have enabled us to grow and prosper for almost 140 years now.
The business is also very fortunate in that we have access to Chris and his extensive knowledge of the business as we move forward. He will be staying on as Chairman of the Board of Directors and as a Special Consultant.
His many years of company experience as well as his decades of involvement in Printing Trade Groups and Associations are an invaluable resource. We will miss his day-to-day leadership but wish him all the best in a well-deserved retirement.
The fifth generation of Goes family members will be part of the new management team as Goes Lithographing approaches the 140 year mark as a continuously owned family business.
We have set up a message board for people to leave a message for Chris or if they would like to get in touch with him. We will call it “Reminisce with Chris” for now but he will manage a message board on our news blog.
Leave a Message for Chris using the LEAVE A COMMENT link below.