Radials or Snow Tires; Full or Hybrid - It’s in the Rubber
As a youngster growing up in the harsh winters of the southwest suburbs of Chicago, I remember my dad changing out the tires on his pick up truck in April and late October. He had one set of summer rims and radial tires that were on the truck from spring through summer, and a set of winter rims with capped snow tires to keep him on the road commuting back and forth to work though the brutal winter months.
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.