Our Valuable Staff
Pete has over 32 years of experience in the communications world. A graduate of MSU, Pete has been a part of DPI since January of 1982, when he began as a sales representative. He is a board member and past chairman of the Printing Industry of the Midwest as well as a member of Mergent Communications, an alliance of seven independently-owned marketing and print service providers. With great pride in working for an ESOP company, Pete has the foresight and experience to give strategic solutions to his clients. Pete has been married for 38 years with two adult children and three grandchildren. In his free time, he enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family at the cabin.
Tom brings over 20 years of industry experience to his sales management role. As the leader of our sales team, Tom is very concerned about customer satisfaction and making our clients look good. His background as a supplier to the print industry gives him a unique approach to selling and to customer service. If you are having problems with your project, or you need ideas on how to improve the performance, Tom is a great resource to utilize for both our sales team and our customers.
Hired as an estimator in 1985, Don has worked many job functions at Daily including department management, operations, purchasing, human resources, and safely and environmental management. Today his primary responsibilities include the direction of production and operations management, employee services and information technologies. He became an officer with the company in 1995 and a Board member in 1999. Don is a graduate of The University of Wisconsin-Stout with a B.S. in Graphic Arts Management. He earned a GAE certificate through the National Association of Printing Leadership by attending their Management Institute and completing courses that include Strategic, Financial and Production Management.
Ken has been with Daily Printing for the past 20 years. Starting as a staff accountant, he was promoted to Controller in 1999, became a member of DPI’s Board of Directors in 2001 and named CFO in 2003, where he continues to work. Ken currently resides in Bloomington with his wife Rhonda. He has three children – Jessica (28), Nicole (20) and Nolan (17) – as well as two grandsons – Joseph (3) and James (2).
A graduate of South Dakota State University, Brad has been with Daily Printing since 1995. He has over 30 years of estimating, job planning, purchasing and customer service experience. As the team leader of our customer service group, Brad is very concerned about meeting or exceeding our customers’ expectations.
Steve Podraza brings great energy and over 15 years of experience to Daily Printing. Steve will always give you 110% and will be there any time of the day, along with his easy-to-get-along-with personality! He also has great experience in print-on-demand, large print runs and small print runs, as well as VDP and Cross Media Marketing. Let Steve deliver your next job with a smile and a positive attitude!
Fresh out of high school and on his way to college, Denny applied for a position in a printing company. Fate took hold, and thus began his career in Lithography. With extensive knowledge and experience in the industry, Denny brings creative value to the table with his belief in building long-lasting and honest relationships.
Don is committed to providing superior solutions to your print, marketing, direct mail and fulfillment needs. With more than 20 years of experience serving customers, Don can help you achieve the quality, reliability and cost goals to succeed in today’s market. He enjoys every aspect of working with customers from the initial concept of ideas to the delivery of the finished product. In addition to working at DPI for five years, he has over 35 years of experience in the printing industry, including pre-press, estimating and production planning. As a result of his varied printing experiences, Don applies his knowledge to offer his customers the best print solutions available.
A graduate of the University of Minnesota, John has been with Daily Printing since 1992. Striving to establish a long-term partnership that you can trust, John has earned credibility through excellent service and consistently meeting or exceeding customer expectations.
Keith has over 20+ years of experience covering all aspects of the printing and direct mail industry. Keith is dedicated to bringing value to his customers by utilizing DPI’s web solutions and integrated marketing capabilities. Along with DPI’s support staff, there isn’t anything we can’t accomplish at Daily.
My most enjoyable experiences have been helping customers achieve their goals by helping them plan and produce their marketing and direct mail materials in the most cost effective and creative way. My goal is to continue learning more about my customers’ business and the printing industry’s continual changes, and then to use that knowledge to bring creative solutions to the relationships we have built. I have over 30 years of experience in the printing industry, including estimating, planning, sales and marketing management and direct customer sales. Many of my customers have partnered with me for well over a decade and I cherish these relationships.
Jim brings over 30 years of experience in the printing industry to the Daily team. Throughout his printing career, Jim has held roles in press operation, press supervision, production supervision, customer service, account management and executive leadership. As a result, he is uniquely qualified to understand all aspects of a print project, from production through delivery, and assists his clients in creating print programs that effectively meet their print and marketing goals. Jim joined the Daily team in August 2014 because he wanted to be a part of a company that values both its employees and client relationships and demonstrates that through open communication and an emphasis on producing a quality product. Jim is excited to introduce the solutions Daily has to offer to his clients to fulfill their printing needs.