These are our fearless leaders. We asked them some questions. They gave us some answers.
They shared whether they are a dog or cat person. A night owl or early bird. If they love chocolate or vanilla ice cream. Mac or PC.
Chief Executive Officer and graduate of American University in Washington D.C. Bringing the “we versus me” philosophy to IWCO Direct for nearly 15 years. 2010 Harry V. Quadracci VISION award winner from the Printing Industries of America and 2008 Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame inductee. Avid golfer and NY Football Giants fanatic.
Dog, Both a Night Owl and an Early Bird, Chocolate, PC
Executive Vice President of Customer Experience and graduate of The Citadel and the Naval Postgraduate School. Bringing the “work hard, play hard” philosophy to IWCO Direct for nearly five years. Commissioned Officer of the U.S. Navy, music and travel lover and Chicago Bears fan.
Either a Dog or Cat, Early Bird, Oberweis Black Walnut, Mac
Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Stout. Bringing the “it’s the people that make us great” philosophy to IWCO Direct for more than 10 years. Loves Father’s Day, spending time with family and cheering for the Green Bay Packers.
Dog, Both a Night Owl and an Early Bird, Vanilla, PC
Vice President of Client Services and graduate of Saint Joseph’s College. Bringing the “you can do better if you try” philosophy to IWCO Direct for more than two years and the direct mail industry for almost 30 years. Innovation Award winner for Best New Product. Avid golfer and NY Football Giants fan.
Cat, Early Bird, Mint Chocolate Chip, Love Both Macs and PCs
Vice President of Marketing. Graduate of Syracuse University. Bringing the “there’s no such thing as good enough” philosophy to IWCO Direct for more than 12 years. Single Source Award winner while at Banta, antique auction aficionado and New York Yankees supporter since age 4.
DOG, Early Bird, Dark Chocolate, Mac at heart, but forced to use a PC at IWCO Direct. No laughing about this.
Vice President of Finance. University of St. Thomas graduate and IWCO Direct team member for more than five years. Personal business philosophy: “Be present and focused, work hard and work as a team.” IWCO Direct Wallyball champion, direct mail lover and Minnesota Vikings fan.
Dog, Early Bird, Chocolate, PC
Vice President of Sales. Graduate of Ball State University with nearly 20 years of industry experience. Bringing the “challenge convention” mindset to IWCO Direct for more than two years. Favorite award: Receiving a “Best Dad Ever” mug from his kids, who are now almost teenagers and may not feel the same way. Lover of Little League sports with his children and date nights with his wife. Unapologetic Indiana Hoosiers fan.
Dog, Night Owl, Zinfandel, PC
Vice President of Business Services. Graduate of St. Cloud State University and the University of St. Thomas. Favorite award or recognition: Being called mom. Bringing the “we spend a lot of time at work – make it count” philosophy to IWCO Direct for more than 12 years. Loves yoga and her daughter’s dance team.
Dog, Early Bird, Vanilla with Chocolate Sauce, PC
Vice President of Digital Print and Mailing Operations. Richland College and Greenville Technical College. IWCO Direct team member for more than seven years. 35-year veteran of the Industry. Graphic Communications Innovator Award and Allan J. Williamson Continuous Improvement Award winner. Personal business philosophy: “Provide leadership based on the principles and courage required to live the change and drive the results we strive for.” Loves wine tastings and cooking with his wife. Texas Rangers fan.
Cat. They are more independent than dogs. Night Owl, Pistachio, I like them both – different tools for different jobs.
Vice President of Sales and graduate of Concordia College. IWCO Direct team member for more than 11 years. Recipient of the USPS Innovation Award and believer in the “people are the key” business philosophy. Loves golf and rooting for the Minnesota Vikings or Twins, depending on the season.
Dog, Can be an Early Bird, but prefers Night Owl, Vanilla, PC
Vice President of Human Resources. Graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and IWCO Direct team member for more than 13 lucky years. Favorite award or recognition: Random acts of kindness. Personal business philosophy: “The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual” – Vince Lombardi. Loves summer boating, winter dogsledding and the Green Bay Packers.
Cat (except in winter), Wherever the Action Takes Me, Swirl, PC
Vice President of Sales and General Manager of Mail-Gard®. Serves on National Postal Policy Council and Executive Council of Disaster Recovery Journal. Speaker on disaster recovery and business continuity. Bringing the “how can we make it easy for our clients to do business with us” philosophy to IWCO Direct for more than two years. Loves woodworking and the Philadelphia Flyers.
Dog, Early Bird, Chocolate, PC
President and graduate of St. Francis Xavier University. Favorite award or recognition: Joining IWCO Direct’s leadership team and Board of Directors. Bringing the “stay focused and improve every day” philosophy to IWCO Direct for more than six years. Canadian Chartered Accountant, avid golfer and Toronto Maple Leafs fan.
Dog, Early Bird, Chocolate, Mac
Vice President of Operations. Bemidji State University. Favorite award or recognition: Being on Good Morning America to be thanked by a friend from college. Bringing the “work hard to help other people be successful” philosophy to IWCO Direct for more than 25 years. Favorite hobby: Fishing, fishing and fishing. Minnesota Vikings fan.
Neither Dogs nor Cats, Night Owl, Chocolate, PC
Chris Van Houtte
Vice President of Information Technology. Graduate of the University of Minnesota – Moorhead and IWCO Direct team member for nearly 10 years. Favorite award or recognition: Fatherhood. Personal business philosophy: “Patience, listening and a dose of common sense are key to successful outcomes.” Loves fishing and participating in/coaching his kids’ activities. Detroit sports lover – Lions, Tigers, Red Wings and Michigan Wolverines.
Dog, Night Owl, Vanilla...with caramel, PC