Dave Pfanschmidt, Founder and President, has been in the printing business for 42 years. He loves helping his clients solve their printing and marketing dilemmas. A native Peorian, his hobbies are reading and golf. Dave defines “quality” as “meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations.”
Helena Kowal, Manager of Graphic Design, has spent the last 19 years in graphic arts. A Farmington native, Helena says the best parts of her job are “my co-workers and working on something different every day.” Helena’s off-duty time is consumed with raising twin daughters. She loves “meeting my customers’ expectations with speed, accuracy and a smile.”
Jim Bayless, Pre-Press Manager, has 39 years in the business. His hobbies include playing guitar and working at his church. A 50+ year Peorian, Jim says, “Quality is recognizing your role in the production process. As a customer’s job goes thru your area, you need to make sure everything you can check is checked and even look at things the customer may have overlooked. Quality is giving service so good that the customer won’t even think of using another company.”
Steve Pitzer, Lead Pressman, is a 31-year veteran of the printing industry in central Illinois. A Bartonville resident, Steve and his wife of 26 years (Linda) have three children and three grandchildren. Steve was formerly a volunteer fireman in Bartonville. His hobbies include hunting and fishing.
Paul Daugherty, Vice President and Co-Owner, has 26 years printing experience. As the first employee of Graphic Express back in 1990, Paul has seen it all. The favorite aspect of his job is “producing quality work on time and under budget.” Born and raised in the Peoria area, Paul’s hobbies include doing anything outdoors.
Judy Walden, Sales and Customer Service, lists the favorite part of her job as “Talking and meeting the customers plus the variety of work. I also enjoy working with our employees. They are honest and hard working.” A lifelong Peorian and 41 year printing veteran, Judy’s hobbies include cooking, scrapbooking, reading and camping.
Mark Hutsell, is the newest member of the Graphic Express team having joined the company in early 2012. A Fort Wayne, IN native, he previously worked in the printing industry in sales for 18 years. Mark enjoys meeting new people, helping them with their printing projects, and building relationships with his customers. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing with his wife & getting outdoors with his Labrador Retriever.
Michelle Schm idt, Bindery Manager, has 19 years in the printing industry. Her favorite part of working at Graphic Express is “the friendly work environment!” She also loves “meeting our customers’ expectations.” Michelle’s hobbies include sewing, wood crafting and biking.