Who We Are

Russell Carter – President 

A third generation in the Carter family to be involved in the business, Russ Carter started on the ground floor by making deliveries, by working in bindery, the pressroom and in prepress; as customer service representative, sales representative, in management and now as its President. Many things have changed: digital prepress has automated many aspects of the printing process, digital printing for short run high-end color reproduction, automated bindery and much more! Yet the focus is still the same – Provide superior quality printing, solve customer problems and provide efficient solution for price competitive results!

Patrick Fitzpatrick – Plant Manager

Carter Printing Company is pleased to announce the promotion of Patrick Fitzpatrick. Mr. Fitzpatrick was recently promoted to the position of Plant Manager. Pat has several years' experience in the print industry and has been with Carter for two years, primarily as its Production Manager.

Daniel J. Kelliher – Vice President (retired)

Dan began his print career in 1968 as a camera operator, quickly advancing into other areas of the offset printing field. In 1979, he joined Carter Composition Corporation as its first estimator and quickly advanced into management. Having both a sales and production background, Dan was promoted to Pressroom Manager in 1984, followed by appointment to Plant Manager in 1985. In 1991, he was promoted to Vice President. Through the years, Mr. Kelliher has attended many industry conferences and educational programs and has gained insightful perspectives of the industry. Mr. Kelliher recently turned over Plant operations to Patrick Fitzpatrick.

Wayne R. Carter – Owner (retired)

Wayne, along with his father Linwood, started Carter Composition Company in 1968. At that time the typeset and print industry were rapidly changing. Together with his father, Wayne invested in the first photo-typesetting equipment in the region. Prior to his joining his father’s business, Wayne’s business background was in computer programming and was able to utilize those skills in the early move to photo-typesetting. Here, at Carter Composition, Wayne was instrumental in leading the firm through its continued expansion by focusing on superior customer service, manufacturing efficiency and by obtaining some of the best people in the business! As the markets changed, so did Carter Composition by providing what the customer wanted: Get it Printed! That outcome became the reason our named changed to Carter Printing Company, as it is today!

Linwood Carter – Founder (retired)

Linwood Carter started the company after a successful career in newspaper printing. He created Carter Mat Service. This is where the metal lead was poured into mats to make printing plates for the press. The company also typeset advertisements for large grocery stores chains throughout the Mid-Atlantic. As Carter Mat Service grew and technology changed, Linwood recognized the impact of cold type composition. Carter Mat Service had typeset for many religious magazines and other retail clients as well. Soon Linwood realized the industry was changing and moved to enhance the customer experience by reorganizing into Carter Composition Company, a typeset and design operation. Some years later, Linwood, along with his son Wayne, enhanced the company’s offerings by introducing offset print capabilities.