Meet John Lahlouh
Let’s take a moment to meet the family behind Lahlouh, Inc! As business owners, we’ve always celebrated the fact that we are a family-owned and operated business and pride ourselves on maintaining a family feel with our employees and clients.
We decided to create a series that showcases the individual personalities behind the name. Each of them have taken a different path into the print industry and have grown into their professional careers over time with the help and mentorship of the Lahlouh team. First up is John Lahlouh, son of our current President, Fadi Lahlouh. Read on to learn a little more about John and his path to print!
How long have you been at Lahlouh?
I love music. I am the lead guitarist in a band I started with one of my cousins. I have been playing instruments since I was a kid and can play the piano, guitar, bass guitar, double bass, and a little saxophone. I also write and record my own music.
What role do you currently hold? What roles have you held in the past?
Director of Purchasing. In the past, I was the Assembly Manager and worked in sales support.
Best advice you’ve received since you started your professional career?
Reporting a problem is helpful in some ways, but identifying an issue is only part of the process. One must get to the root of the problem and come to the table with potential solutions to bring the most value to the team.
Favorite memory from working at Lahlouh?
The Christmas parties for sure!
What advice would you give to someone wanting to get into the print industry?
Ask yourself if you’re built to adapt, otherwise, it might not be the industry for you!
What do you think the future of the print industry looks like? How do you think that will impact Lahlouh’s future growth?
The future of print will continue to evoke emotion, convert prospects to customers and increase customer loyalty. How is a great question, but I’m sure that shops will continue to vertically integrate other services to provide their customers with the ‘whole product’. Lahlouh’s future growth will come from many other capabilities than just printing impressions. The sky's the limit!
If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?
Stay curious, read books.
Does John’s story resonate with you?
Reach out and connect with him on LinkedIn here!