Rick Parrott is the newest member of the TSC sales team and is the Eastern Territory Manager.
Q: How long have you been at TSC, and how long have you been involved in the printing/Auto-ID industry?
I recently joined the TSC sales team, but I have over 30 years of experience working in the industry. I spent 22 years working for another major printer manufacturer. I then worked for a reseller of Auto-ID solutions, and prior to joining TSC, I worked for Datalogic ADC, a world-class producer of bar code readers, mobile computers, and other products.
I’ve held a variety of roles throughout my time working in this industry. I began my career on the technical side, working in field service and tech support, then transitioned into a sales role. Later, I moved into sales management.
Q: What region do you cover?
I work with our reseller partners on the East Coast of the U.S.
Q: What are some surprising things about TSC that most people may not know?
I think the biggest things are the breadth and the depth of our product lines.
Another item would be the amount of technical capability and flexibility that TSC has to develop solutions that solve our customers’ problems or challenges.
Q: What are your thoughts on current trends in the printing/Auto-ID industry?
So, I certainly would say that customers are continuing to roll out systems that solve different business problems that they’re having. A lot of that revolves around utilizing newer technology like 2D barcodes.
There’s also a very large push – and everyone sees this everywhere – towards mobility. Both TSC and Printronix offer mobile printers that can be used in a variety of mobile applications.
Q: Where do you see the future of printing going?
Barcode label printing will continue to be strong for the foreseeable future. This is because barcodes have many benefits – they’re very cost-effective and efficient.
I also anticipate that the use of 2D barcodes will increase. Not only will 2D barcodes become more popular, but they will be used with printers that have mobile capabilities. 2D and mobility go hand-in-hand. I especially expect to see this growth in the healthcare industry.