These 20-Under-40 Up-and-Coming Printing Industry Executives Share Their Success Stories
Away from the office, Kallas is a big fan of food, a quasi-foodie. He enjoys playing soccer and doing cross-fit training, which helps balance out the effects of said eating. He recently learned that he's being presented an "up-and-coming" leadership award by a Canadian printing magazine.
Nick Gawreluk, 23
Product Manager of Integrated Solutions
OK, we may have gone to the extreme here with the inclusion of this 2013 Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) graduate, but this isn't your run-of-the-mill, 23-year-old youngster. Nick Gawreluk has already assembled a dossier that would be impressive for someone 20 years his senior, and it's mind-blowing to consider the heights this young man may one day attain.
The native of St. Paul, MN, attended high school in Roseville, MN, which is renown for its graphic arts program, directed by Brian Hoag. There, Gawreluk learned the value of hard work, business ethics and the fundamentals of printing. He captained the student-run printing business during his senior year, one which racked up $150,000 in sales. During summer breaks, he enjoyed hands-on experiences at Advanced Web and GLS Cos. through the Printing Industry of Midwest's student internship program.
During his RIT education, Gawreluk actually maintained business development and product management roles with Heidelberg in Europe and South America. He's served as an independent contractor for InfoTrends and contributed a blog for Printing Impressions magazine while in college. Today, he is the product manager of Integrated Solutions for Mimeo.com and recently relocated to Europe with the company.
The young man has packed a great deal of living in 23 years, having traveled to 22 countries while building up his knowledge base.
"Having worked in Germany, Brazil and the United States allows me to take parts of each culture and form a unique perspective in the workplace," Gawreluk says. "I use this daily during problem solving, connecting with colleagues and observing each of the different business units. I also bring a lot of passion and enthusiasm to the office every day, and seek to motivate others to go above and beyond to reach their full potential."