Paul Mantey – President

Paul Mantey, president, brings more than three decades of printing management experience and innovative leadership to ProVoteSolutions.

A graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s renowned Graphic Communication program, Paul has found success in all three segments of the printing industry: publishing, packaging and commercial printing.

In his previous role as vice president of operations for Pro, Paul oversaw operations at both the Porterville and Paso Robles plants, and focused on the continuous improvement of the quality system to ensure 100% accuracy, while increasing efficiency.

While president of his own commercial printing company, Paul was proud to have seen his organization awarded Best Place to Work in California’s Central Valley. His work also earned Best of Show honors at the 2004 Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) Awards.

“Contributing to the integrity of our elections and leading a successful election printing company is an exciting challenge and a tremendous source of pride for me,” he said. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to help guide this premier organization to its next strategic iteration.”

Paul also enjoys giving back to his community, having served on the Advertising Federation Board from 2010-2015. Additionally, his company sponsored annual fundraising events for worthwhile organizations such as Valley Children’s Hospital, the American Red Cross, the Central California Women’s Conference and Home of Hope.

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Brad Stiers – Past President – Executive Advisor

As ProVoteSolutions executive advisor, Brad Stiers leads the firm’s sales development and acquisitions.

Previously, Brad served as Pro’s president, bringing over 40 years of printing experience to the firm. As president, Stiers recruited and developed a high-performing management team; increased customer satisfaction, through-put and quality; and grew revenue by 300%, while ensuring year-over-year profitability.

Along his career journey, Brad grew and developed a number of successful businesses, and was responsible for several acquisitions – including a publishing company. While president and CEO of his own privately-held company, he earned the Gold Management Plus Award.

But Brad’s involvement in the printing industry runs deeper than his career path. He served two terms on the board of directors for the National Association of Printing Leadership (NAPL) East Hanover, NJ, and was a board member and president of the Printing Industries of California (PAC). Brad is also a member of the prestigious Soderstrom Society.

“Printing is my passion, and I’ve greatly enjoyed helping the industry evolve to succeed in the Digital Age,” he said. “I look forward to coming to work every day and earning our customers’ business – and more importantly, their trust.”

Brad’s industry leadership, extensive experience and proven understanding of the security required in the elections industry give ProVoteSolutions clients unparalleled trust and confidence in achieving successful elections.

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Cris Highnote – Special Projects Advisor

Cris Highnote, special projects advisor, is laser focused on ProVoteSolutions efficiency efforts.

Previously, Highnote spent seven years as ProVoteSolutions vice president of sales, overseeing voting sales and managing the process of election printing. Prior to his roles with ProVote, he worked for ProDocument Solutions, starting in customer service in 1984, and moving up to general manager and corporate sales manager in 1992.

Highnote joined the company after graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1984 with a degree in business.

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Lonnie Marvin – Plant Manager

Lonnie Marvin, plant manager, oversees the day-to-day operation of ProVoteSolutions’ print facility.

In the printing field since age 18, Marvin served as plant manager at ProVote from 1995 to 2016, focusing on sample ballot booklets. He then spent five years as a Bindery Manager for Jostens in Visalia and Tennessee.

He returned to ProVoteSolutions in 2021 because he missed the firm’s family atmosphere and positive culture.

As plant manager, Marvin heads up quality control, shipping and other daily plant functions, and is passionate about continuous improvement efforts.

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Noal Phillips – COO

In Noal’s 30+ years in printing, he has seen the industry make some remarkable and revolutionary moves. None, perhaps, more far-reaching than its transition from film-based print techniques to full digital data, design and composition.

“I was definitely in the right industry at the right time,” he said. “It was more than just replacing one technology with another; it was like inventing an entirely new means of communicating.”

By immersing himself in this new digital world, Noal became deeply knowledgeable and impressively proficient in its use. He was directly responsible for the design and production of international, high-security document solutions that earned the prestigious Peak Grand Award for 8 consecutive years and are now provided in over 30 countries.

In his role as ProVoteSolutions chief operations officer, Noal puts his expertise in digital data processing to work every day, overseeing all of our audit control and data security processes – the very backbone of our Election Division. Additionally, with his experience in manufacturing management, security and contract procurement, Noal has grown our International Secure Print Division by a phenomenal 300% since 2009 through creating, patenting and leveraging unique print solutions and through large-scale contract procurement for a variety of national government segments.

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