After a stint in the Marines, Fred Canada became office and facilities manager for Jostens, a scholastic products manufacturer. He later instituted their national distribution network, choosing locations, installing tracking systems and training managers. He was recruited by Herff Jones, a Jostens competitor, and left Illinois for Seattle in 1980. He was Production Manager for Herff Jones/Bellevue.
Fred made the leap into sales in his mid-forties, representing printing and graphics equipment for A.B. Dick. He was recognized for achieving Top 10 national ranking multiple times, twice finishing in the top five out of four hundred salespeople.
He is past owner of a Seattle commercial printing company, and of a mailbox/shipping concern.
He and wife Pat Detmer formed The Quincy Group in 2003 with a focus on providing operational advice to small businesses. That focus expanded to business brokering and consulting on issues related to sales, mergers, and transitioning. Fred became a licensed Real Estate Broker as the company moved into the purchase, sale, and leasing of commercial properties as it pertains to business transitioning.
Fred has served as a Volunteer Business Coach for Washington C.A.S.H. (Community Alliance For Self-Help) and has served on the Group Health Eastside Leader’s Advisory Board.
Fred’s mobile number is 206-459-2810. E-mail is email@example.com.