Well-traveled businessman chooses to settle in hometown
By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM

Greg Head had a wide variety of options to choose from when he decided he wanted to own his own business instead of working to make other companies more successful.
He chose to come home to Russellville.
Head and his wife Pam are the new owners of Printers Plus on West Ninth Street, which has been in operation since the early eighties. He bought the business from his step-mother, Joyce Spain Head, who had been one of the owners of Printers Plus since she and her daughter Sheila purchased it from Randy Fuqua in the mid-nineties. Her husband George has been involved in the business for several years while Sheila moved on to become a nurse.
Joyce is staying on to lead many of the printing functions while Greg is handling the business and personnel side of the operation.

Greg and Pam want Printers Plus to be a full-service graphics and printing business plus a retail shop which carries high quality garments. It will also be a complete source of business supplies.

Greg has ample business experience to rely upon. After graduating from Russellville High School in 1982 where he was a captain of the state championship football team in 1980, he worked for Logan Aluminum from 1985-2000. There he progressed in terms of responsibility, including being one of seven project team members overseeing Alcan's massive expansion of some of the manufacturing operations.
Facing returning to swing shift work while he and Pam had a young child at home, he left the manufacturing side of the aluminum plant but then was given the opportunity to work in Human Relations while completing a degree from Western Kentucky University. He had begun his higher education during a couple of years commuting to Brescia University in Owensboro. He also served as a pastor for Christ Community Church here.
Then he left Logan to become manager of Human Resources at a 400-employee plant in Bryan, Ohio, where he gained experience working with union members. Continental Tire sent him to Mayfield, Mexico and Mt. Vernon, Ill. to work on issues facing those plants and to upgrade warehousing and logistics.
From there he worked for one of the state's largest agri-businesses, Owensboro-based Miles Farm Supply, where he directed human resources, operations and logistics.

"I had promised our son Sye that wherever he started high school, we would live there all four years, and that time was upon us," he says. "He went to Lewisburg Middle School and wanted to attend Logan County High School. So we started looking for a business to buy at home. We discovered that Printers Plus was a business that we could improve and make grow while supplying the needs of the people from our home county."

Printers Plus offers full-color business printing on everything from stationary to business cards to signs using a wide variety of surfaces. The company can print or embroider anything from one garment to uniforms for an entire team or for an industry. They even do school jackets for lettermen. "We want this to be like a mall shop where people can come in and choose high quality garments," he says.
"I don't like to see trucks coming in from other places delivering items that can be produced locally," he adds. "We want to be able to furnish whatever anyone here needs without their having to go out of town."
Christy Brown, who previously worked for Dell computers, handles customer service as well as taking care of the business' computer software and hardware needs.

Everybody's happy. Pam Head-- the former Pam Thomas of Lewisburg-- helps with sales and marketing. Greg's mom, Shirley Head, is happy to have the family home. Joyce Head gets to concentrate on printing without having to concern herself with the business side of the operation.
And Sye Head, now a freshman at LCHS, is the lead runner for the Cougars' cross country team. His parents plan to keep their promise not to move him around any more. And print customers in Logan County could be the biggest winners of all

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