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Another veteran joins Olympic Printer Resources
KINGSTON — Veteran-owned Olympic Printer Resources, Inc. has welcomed another veteran to its staff.
Mark Witherell, a retired Navy master chief electronics technician, will head the company’s printer repair services department.
Witherell served in the submarine force and recently retired from the staff of Commander, Naval Forces Africa.
Company president Jeff Petersen, a 1974 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a former nuclear submarine officer during the Cold War, likes to hire veterans.
“Over three-fourths of our staff members have served our country in the Armed Forces. My experience is that employees with a military service background are conscientious, have a proven ability to learn new skills and concepts, have good attention to detail, and can be trusted to do a good job right the first time.”
His business partner, David Lucas, is a retired Navy warrant officer. Eight of the 11 employees at Olympic Printer Resources are veterans:
- Kevin Brown, retired ETCS (SS), U.S. Navy.
- Steven Brown, current PFC, Washington National Guard.
- Stephan Byers, retired IT1, U.S. Navy.
- Michelle Castro, retired HMC (SW/AW), U.S Navy.
- Dave Lucas, retired CWO3, U.S. Navy.
- Erik Petersen, former PFC, U.S. Army Reserve.
- Jeff Petersen, former lieutenant commander, U.S. Navy.
- Mark Witherell, retired ETCM (SS), U.S. Navy.
Olympic Printer Resources (www.olyprinter.com) was founded by Pete DeBoer, a retired U.S. Coast Guard officer, in 1993. The company remanufactures Brother, Canon, Hewlett Packard, and other brands of printer, fax and copier laser toner cartridges. The company also provides laser printer repair services and computer IT services.