Midwest Regional Manager

M: (847) 909-7706

TF: (800) 458-2769


Derek serves Graphco as the Midwest Regional Sales Manager for the RMGT product line as well as the Territory Manager representing the full product line in the state of Illinois and the major markets of St. Louis and Kansas City.

Derek has been servicing and supporting the print industry since 1989 as a printing application sales specialist. He is well rounded in all aspects of the graphic arts industry. Before starting his career in sales, he attended Triton College in River Grove, IL where he received his 2 year associates degree in Graphic Arts and Printing Technology. While attending Triton he worked at the Loyola University in-plant printing department where he managed printed jobs from key line paste, press to bindery and packaging. In 1985 as a college freshman, Derek attended his first print show and fell in love with the idea of selling the equipment instead of operating it. Derek’s commitment to the industry speaks volumes as he is a past president of five industry clubs and organizations and is still very active with the GLGA Scholarship program in the state of Illinois.

Derek’s approach to servicing his customers is the #1 reason why he has been successful at every step in his career. His philosophy is simple and it’s the reason he has such a strong reputation throughout the Midwest. “I work for my customers first and foremost because without them I have nothing and the company I represent has less.

Derek is an avid sports fan with his passion in Baseball and Hockey. He loves spending time with his wife and two adult children.