Komori announced today that Terry Mills, Komori’s district sales manager for the Southern region, plans to retire from Komori on September 30, 2020. Mills has been with the company for 16 years.
Mills started in the industry in the late 1970s selling printing press blankets. His first position selling press equipment came in 1985 when he went to work for Miehle (which became manroland), selling in the Carolinas. When Komori America shifted from selling through dealers to direct, Terry was recruited to take the position of Southeastern district sales manager working out of Atlanta. With his knowledge of printing and his need to put the customer first, his impact in this region was immediate. He later transferred back to his home state of North Carolina where he continued his successful selling career with Komori.
When asked how he felt about leaving the industry after nearly four decades, Mills said, “It has been a positive experience to work for this industry and I especially enjoyed my years at Komori. My career has afforded me many unique travel opportunities, including trips to Germany and Japan and throughout the United States. I have especially enjoyed the opportunity of working with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC. I will miss my time with the wonderful Komori customers and staff, many of whom have become good friends.”
Throughout his years in the industry, Mills has been an active member of industry associations, including the Printing Industry Association of the South (PIAS), which is out of Nashville, the Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA) and the Printing and Imaging Association of Georgia (PIAG).
Mills plans to spend his next chapter in Asheville, NC with his wife Gail, enjoying the area’s beautiful scenery and frequents rounds of golf. Terry looks forward to future travel adventures and trips to California to see his new granddaughter.
“Terry has made significant contributions to Komori’s growth over the past 16 years and it is difficult to imagine Komori without him,” said Jacki Hudmon, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Komori America. “Terry’s biggest accomplishment is his contribution to his customers and to the industry. He has always had a deep understanding of the needs of his customers and aligned those needs with solutions to help them grow their businesses. Komori will miss Terry and I will miss him, too. His calm, straight-forward approach to life and business set a tone for our sales team to follow. I know that this new chapter in his life will be as meaningful as his career in this industry has been.”