Charles Lo Bello
Founder and President
Charles started his printing career working for Proost International a Belgian company in 1998. He was appointed to manage their North American start-up venture developing high profile publishing clients such as Disney Publishing, Simon and Schuster and National Geographic to name a few. The relationship was highly successful until currency rates became unfavorable. On behalf of the company he explored alternatives, finding printing partners in China. After working with several plants, PrintPlus became the printer of choice. As a result of the success of work flowing in the PrintPlus plant,
Lo Bello bought out his interest from his European partners and renamed the company Qualibre. Today, over 15 years later, Qualibre continues to be an international force thriving in several markets including North America, the UK, South Africa and others. Qualibre also represents plants in North America as well. Today, the company employs several Regional Sales Managers as well as Accounting /Legal personnel. More recently the company has created a packaging team including editors, copywriters, designers and typesetters to create custom-made books from start to finish.
Michele Bisson Savoy
West Coast Regional Sales Director
Michele started her life in printing with a job a small print shop in northern Vermont more than 40 years ago. She has worked in the publishing industry as a designer, writer and editor. Moving on to printing, to work in graphics and print planning then sales. Michele has been a sales representative serving the book industry on the west coast for over 20 years. She has been on the board of the Publishing Professionals Network for more than 18 years, serving as the President for two terms, and the Vice President. Michele received the Distinguished Service Award from Book Builders West in 2005 in recognition of her services to the publishing industry. She has been with Qualibre for five years. Michele is a motorcycle enthusiast, an avowed print junkie and serious reader. She loves to swim, garden and spend time with her husband and dogs.
Mark Lo Bello
Creative Director Book Packaging
Mark is creative director and sole principal of the firm, DSE. He has over 35 years of experience in developing effective branding and marketing communications solutions for a wide range of leading organizations including Penton Media, Malcolm Pirnie, Skanska USA Building Inc., The Valley Health System, PSE&G, Verizon, Bell Atlantic, ChaseMellon Shareholders, Con Edison Communications, IWA (International Water Association), MetLife, New York Life, Siemens Medical Solutions and many more. A graduate of Pratt Institute, he has earned design awards from IABC, ADNJ, PeRCY, Ad Club of New Jersey, Business Marketing Association, STMPS and other leading organizations. His work has appeared in Print Magazine, Graphic Design USA and other major design publications.