In today’s busy, fast-paced world where people are always moving on to bigger and better things, home-grown Les Davis is a breath of fresh air. To hear this native Oregonian describe his journey in business and the evolution of his company, Lithtex Printing Solutions, his genuine passion and care for his company is evident. Soft-spoken with a gentle nature and welcoming smile, Les is a man able to look at what he’s accomplished with pride, be confident in his present surroundings, and move forward with a keen sense of direction, all supported by savvy business decisions and sound philosophy. Tarragon and I (Chelsea) thoroughly enjoyed our time learning about this local success story and the company he built from the ground up.
Les Davis is a self-motivated individual blessed with business savvy. Growing up on a farm in Tillamook, OR, he learned an exceptional work ethic at a young age. After his family moved to the big city of Hillsboro, Les spent his later high school years working for Noble Craft, a cabinet manufacturer, where he cleaned the saws. Here he was first introduced to print when being taught how to properly clean an old AB Dick press, sparking an interest in print that was never lost. Les graduated high school and took the Army up on their offer to pay for a recruit’s school of choice if he chose to stay enlisted for an additional year. During his time in the military, Les learned the ins and outs of running a press, including working both at the Pentagon processing orders and in Germany for Stars and Stripes, a military newspaper. After completing his military service, he returned to Oregon, eager to start a career in the print industry. A few years later, Lithtex Printing Solutions was founded.
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