Bob Saxon

bob-saxonShackford & Saxon founder Bob Saxon was born and raised in California. He completed two years of college, then spent four years on active duty in the United States Marine Corps, before he began his career in the office equipment & office products industry in 1962.

He began his career repairing rotary calculators, then went to work as a representative for Royal Typewriter in San Francisco, working with clients in Northern California, Nevada and Utah.

In the late 1970s, he started Saxon’s For Your Office, Inc., a typewriter service and repair company in San Jose, California. There, he repaired and serviced typewriters and office equipment for businesses and school districts, and sold office supplies.

He met Lathem Time Recorder CEO Bill Lathem while skiing in Canada, who convinced Bob to work for him. Bob traveled as a representative with Lathem Time Recorder, and moved to Georgia in 1991.

Following a personal experience with a faulty ink cartridge in 2004, he began to research the ink and toner industry and discovered that only a handful of companies offered quality products. He discussed the industry with friends in the office products industry, and tested a number of ink and toner products for himself, then founded Shackford & Saxon, Inc., in 2005 to offer quality ink and toner products with his personal commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.


Tristan J. Saxon


“To be given the opportunity to work alongside Bob Saxon
and absorb his natural ability to network and foster positive
relationships has been an eye opening inspiration to grow as
an individual in the entrepreneur world.”



Tristan Saxon joined Shackford & Saxon Inc. because he believes in the quality and service this company provides to their clients. Anything revolving around the idea of exceptional customer service is constantly at the forefront of Tristan’s daily goals. After his eight year tenure as a supervisor with a well known prestigious haberdashery, Tristan eagerly began applying his skill sets to reinforce the already sturdy brand, Shackford & Saxon Inc.

With much thanks and appreciation for the opportunity to represent the family owned business, Tristan looks forward to rising to the challenge and celebrating all of the inevitable successes to come – personally and for our clients.