Are You Ready for the Serious Commitment?
Any of you that have children know the commitment that it takes when a family is involved in extra curricular activities. The time and money spent sometimes feels endless, but you keep the support going. You make the sacrifices and do whatever it takes in fear of, “The Alternative.”
As the father of three daughters, I know the funds we have spent through the years with all of the girl’s activities. Regardless if it was swimming, basketball, volleyball, chorus or color guard, we always seemed to get out the checkbook and spend the nonstop hours to make sure they had everything needed as we drove them to various locations. But we always enjoyed being in the stands to support them as best as we could and wouldn’t have it any other way.
Darren has worked in the printing industry for 30 years and spent more than 12 years at two of the nation's leading high-end commercial printers: Bradley Printing in Des Plaines, IL, and Williamson Printing Corp. in Dallas, TX. During that time, he operated conventional and UV 40˝ sheetfed presses and also successfully managed a $15-million pressroom equipment transition. Darren also was Lead Press Instructor for Heidelberg, where he directed specialty equipment startups and was involved in all aspects of the printing process by teaching both instructor and pressroom employees.
In addition, he served as a troubleshooter for various printing companies in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. As operations manager for a start-up specialty folding carton company, he played a key role in achieving more than $6 million in sales within two years. Currently Darren is president of D.G. Print Solutions, a consulting firm that supports printing companies of all sizes. He specializes in growth development planning, pressroom color management and pressroom training through specialty print applications.