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Leadership

A Family-Run Business that Takes Care of You and Your Work

Trustworthy. Attentive. Accommodating. These are just a few of the words our clients use to describe our team. At Darwill, you are more than just your program. You are an extension of our family. And we care as much about your programs as you do. Our people are ready to respond to your most complicated marketing communications needs—every step of the way.

“Darwill is family owned and you feel that. There’s warmth there. You feel like you are an extension of their family. They care.”

Brandon Van Dyke

Co-CEO

Brandon joined Darwill in 1997, but grew up working in all aspects of the family business. He now heads operations and the research and development of new company software and hardware. He is also a key player on the Management Team. Brandon attended Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI and graduated with a major in Business Administration and a minor in Social Sciences.

Troy Van Dyke

Co-CEO

Troy oversees Darwill’s marketing, sales and business development efforts, including strategic planning and investments for new business initiatives. In this role, he is also responsible for developing and delivering solutions for customers that leverage the Internet to streamline print process and improve B2B and B2C communications, in order to reduce costs, improve customer retention and accelerate customer acquisition. Troy is a key player on the Management Team and leads the company in its vision and direction for the future. Before assuming his current position, Troy held roles at Darwill in Estimating, Customer Service and Sales. Troy has a degree in Business Administration from Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI.

Jon Romano

Vice President of Sales

Jon joined the leadership team in 2011 after 3 years of serving as a member of our Account Executive staff. Previously to joining Darwill in 2008, Jon started and owned a successful print and direct mail business in Bozeman, Montana called BDirect. During his 7 years as a small business owner, he developed the skills that were necessary to drive sales here at Darwill. Today Jon currently manages 6 National Account Executives and his team focuses on small business and lead generation strategies that are proven to increase our clients ROI.

Mark DeBoer

Director of Customer Experience

Mark began his career with Darwill as an Account Executive in 1996, moving into his current role in 2009 to lead our Account Manager and Project Planning Teams. He brings his energy and passion for taking care of our customers and spreads that to our internal teams. If you ever come for a plant tour and don’t like the beverage choices offered, he’s the guy you have to talk to.

Debbie Bills

Controller

Debbie joined our team as Controller in September 2009. Prior to joining Darwill she served as Plant Controller for Hendrickson. She also served as Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of American Health Products Corporation (AHPC) from 2004 until 2007. She started with AHPC as Controller in 2000. Debbie received her BS degree in Accounting from DePaul University in 1990.

Jim Antis

General Manager

With 35 years of experience in the graphics arts business, Jim Antis has seen it all! For the last 15 years at Darwill, Jim has served in a variety of roles including Pressroom Manager, Director of Operations and now General Manager. With Certifications in Mail Systems Management and Postal Regulations and all that experience, he’s the right guy to lead all of Darwill’s manufacturing operations. He has a degree in Machine Tool Technology from Triton College and has a love for the great outdoors.

Gus Gutierrez

Director of Technical Services

Gus joined Darwill in 1998 and has been a key figure in helping Darwill develop and utilize leading edge technologies to help our customers execute complex communications. With over 20 years of experience in technical operations, Gus now leads Darwill’s technical teams (pre-press, web development, programming and data processing) and is responsible for all technical facets of Darwill’s operations. He developed his passion for the graphics arts industry at Triton College, River Grove, Illinois.

Beth Gill

Corporate Relations Director

Beth oversees Darwill’s Human Resources and Corporate Relations efforts and is the newest addition to the management team in 2013. Her previous experience includes Management and Operations experience at Hewlett Packard and recruiting talent at the Salem Group. Beth attended Northern Illinois University and graduated with a major in Human Resources Management and a minor in Economics.

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