Can you imagine having the most used area in your home under construction and in semi working order for almost seven months? A couple of years ago my wife and I spent almost 30 weeks, mostly weekends, remodeling our kitchen while trying to keep our family functioning at a half way normal pace.
We had decided rather than replacing the builder’s grade cabinets we would add decorative trim and refinish them using an antiquing process that we had seen elsewhere in the past. Having the tools and knowledge, along with a very talented and creative wife, we established our design and went forward.
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.