Meet the Team | Southland Printing

Meet the Team

It is our mission to progressively engineer innovative printing solutions while maintaining the highest consumer quality and ecological standards. We serve customers around the world, in over 49 different countries and across all industries.

Since 1960, we have put creating a quality product at the top of our list. Our premium raw materials and devotion to quality control ensure an exceptional finished product that we are proud to deliver. We work with suppliers who participate in The Sustainable Forest Initiative, and our paper is 100% recyclable and BPA free.

We are a pioneer in the ever changing printing world with a focus on evolving and aligning our process strategy with today's technological demand. Leadership at Southland is committed to the importance of developing a team of market-driven problem solvers who are creative, adaptable, and customer-oriented.

John Manno, Southland Founder


In 1960, John Manno, Sr., originally from Brooklyn, New York, and his wife Angelina founded Southland Printing Company, Inc. in the basement of his father-in-law's home in Shreveport, LA. It soon became apparent that Southland would specialize in printing for the parking industry. John invented an array of products which sky-rocketed Southland into becoming the world leader in parking lot tickets and related items.

Jay Manno, President & Co-Owner

Jay has 17 years of print and ticketing experience, with the advantage of having worked in both the Production and Sales sides of the industry. He has earned his Certified Parking Professional (CPP) and Certified Administrator of Public Parking (CAPP) certificates, while also serving as a committee member for the International Parking & Mobility Institute and the National Parking Association. Jay is passionate about providing global printing solutions and carrying on the Manno legacy, a name that is synonymous with the industry’s highest quality products and service, just as his parents and grandparents have done before him.

John Cordaro, Chief Director of Business Development

John Cordaro is Southland’s Southern Region and Events Account Manager. John has over 11 years in the event industry, having represented organizations such as the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission and the Independence Bowl Foundation of Louisiana. He has played a pivotal role in expanding Southland into new markets, cultivating relationships in the athletic, festival, and arts industries across the country.

When he has free time, John enjoys playing golf and helping out with his children’s sports teams.