GROSSMA
GRAPHICS

grossman graphics and principals

 

Marty Grossman began his career in the graphic arts industry while he was in the Air Force and stationed in Korea during the conflict in 1951.  Upon his discharge eight years later he joined a large technical publications firm in his hometown of Philadelphia. He quickly became Typesetting/Art Department Supervisor and Security Officer (as the company produced many projects that required government security clearances of several classifications).

 

Peg Traina began in 1961 when she was employed by the company in the same department.

 

In 1965, the company opened a satellite office in Washington, D.C., with a small group from the Philadelphia firm. Marty and Peg were among that group. Because this office was small, the duties of each employee were expanded to help in the adjoining departments of camera, press, shipping, and purchasing.  Marty had a larger role in customer relations and sales. Peg took a short leave of absence to work as a print consultant on a White House Task Force for Education of the Gifted.

 

Peg and Marty were married in 1968 and moved back to Philadelphia in 1970. Four years later, they began the Grossman Graphics adventure. They became members of the BBB, Graphics Arts Association, and Frankford Business Association.

 

For several years, their company specialized in typesetting for area printers. Soon they expanded to in-house printing and advertising specialties. They opened a Retail department and began offering Invitations and Holiday Greetings. In 1990, they opened FTK Enterprises in southern New Jersey.

 

The early years of Grossman Graphics were full of excitement for the Grossmans and their associates. Marty taught graphics in a city public trade school for a few years. He was also credited with transforming the type and print capabilities of a large church newspaper from outdated equipment and procedures into modern and more efficient equipment and staff.

 

Peg obtained her Associates Degree and pursued her Bachelor's. She also joined the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). She held several board positions for the Philadelphia Chapter, including PR Director as well as Chapter Vice President. She was awarded Member of the Year three times. She also was a member of the South Jersey Chapter where she held the positions of Corporate Partner Director and then Chapter President.

 

Their personal lives added to the fulfillment of entrepreneurship. Peg taught tap dancing for several years; Marty became a Master Mason and Shriner. Together they headed up several major neighborhood fund raising events.

 

In 2002, they moved their company to their New Jersey office and kept the name Grossman Graphics. In 2005, they moved to their present location in Melbourne, Florida.