What’s Under Your Blankets?
When the moving truck arrived at our new home in Georgia years ago, my daughters, though young, were all on hand to help move the smaller boxes stacked in the dining room and carry them to the consequent rooms or closets in the house.
As they read the description of the contents on each box, my oldest daughter came across a different printed carton from our prior move to Texas. It was marked, “Mom’s Elementary Days.” Knowing this box contained her mother’s things from her childhood, she immediately set that box under an end table and continued distributing the others...or directed her two younger sisters on what they should do next.
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.