In 1865, Abraham Lincoln was in office, The Civil War was ending, and David Weil was starting up a lithographic company in New York City. Soon after, our great-grandfather, Charles Staib became a principal managing partner, and the rest is history.
156 years later, here we are – fourth generation owners committed to keeping the legacy alive. Committed to the pioneers who came before us, to always be at the forefront, mastering our craft and using our own hearts, minds, and hands to create greatness.
Our purpose is to help actualize your vision, to help tell your story, and to become a part of your legacy.
It is with the heaviest of hearts that I share with you all the news that my lifelong hero, my best friend, business partner of 30 years and brother, Tom, passed away suddenly this past year. The loss is immeasurable to the Staib family and to the entire DWS family.
Tom left some very big shoes to fill, and I, along with the support of the DWS team will see to it that we continue to honor the DWS Legacy, and Tom’s legacy, by moving the company forward. Tom and I had a motto – Failure is Not An Option – and we will see to it that DWS continues to succeed, in his honor.
Tom has always been, and will always be my hero.
Every great story starts with the characters, and we have quite the cast. Our team is our family, and we’re all here for you Face to Face, Coast to Coast.
Andy is one of the 4th-generation owners of DWS. Following in the footsteps of his older brother, Tom, he joined the family business in 1991 after graduating from Providence College and backpacking through Europe. Andy is a “player-coach” and leads the DWS sales team and all sales & marketing initiatives. You may have seen Andy in DWS’ video series Face to Face, Coast to Coast where he travels cross country spotlighting select clients in short, playful episodes.
Andy enjoys golf, the Grateful Dead, craft beer, the New York Giants, travel, exercise, and spending time with his wife and three daughters.
Kathy came to DWS in early 2013 with over 25 years of experience in the print ad sales space, working within the organic/natural products marketplace and with Martha Stewart. It took Kathy no time at all to learn labels and packaging and she now covers the entire Southern Atlantic region as well as New England.
Kathy graduated with a B.A. from Fairfield University. She enjoys time with her family and practicing yoga. She's also an avid concert-goer, and logged many Dead shows with her brothers.
TJ is one of the newest members of the DWS team, and will spend the majority of his time heading up the new DWS Packaging division. He spent some time working in Germany before officially signing on as a fifth generation Staib at DWS.
He went to Chaminade High School in Mineola, NY and graduated from Villanova School of Business with a B.S. in Finance. Like his father, Tom, he enjoys cooking, travel, and watching sports, particularly the New York Giants and Villanova Basketball.
Andrew is DWS' seasoned label sales veteran, with over 25 years experience in the label & packaging space. A team player and a born road warrior, Andrew (aka Elk) is also a history buff and is super proud of his Bostonian roots. We enjoy our Patriots vs Giants banter with the Elk. (Go Big Blue!)
Craig is DWS' first salesman outside the Staib family to join the company since the 1960's. Craig (aka "Kidd") is a consummate professional and he, Kathy and Andrew work closely together to keep up with our commitment to covering the map with DWS labels.
When he's not selling labels, Kidd is a skilled musician and can be found singing & playing a mean guitar on stage with two of his bands.
John has over 30 years of experience in printing and graphics and is DWS’s first Chief Operating Officer. As COO, John has taken responsibility for all daily operations of the company and is positioned to bring DWS to the next level of success.
He loves playing floor hockey and enjoys all kinds of music, especially jam bands and the good 'ol Grateful Dead. He's also an exceptional guitar player.
Alex is a new addition to the DWS team, as he spent the last 2 1/2 years in the technology world with Oracle. He is originally from Worcester, MA, a graduate of Umass Amherst and current resident of South Boston.
He enjoys traveling, playing hockey, golfing and watching Boston sports continue their dominance.
From Prepress, to a Client Service Representative and now Sales, Sal knows what it takes to get the job done!
When he gets asked the question of “what do you do,” his answer is always “whatever it takes."
Josephine’s over 15 years of NYC advertising agency experience in Account Management, makes her the perfect fit as our Client Services Supervisor. Focusing on the client experience, she leads the CSR team ensuring your orders and artwork are managed with efficiency through to the final product, while navigating challenging deadlines. Josephine is a professional multi-tasker who also works closely with Andy Staib on all of DWS’ marketing initiatives.
Josephine enjoys all things food related – which includes wine, of course - and spending quality time with her two sons and husband.
Dave (aka Dave T) is the man behind the curtain and a magician of sorts who oversees all DWS operations. He the master of "Making Miracles Happen". With over 20 years of experience here at DWS, Dave T is The Man.
He loves cars and has even been known to drive at speeds in excess of 170 mph - on a racetrack, of course.
Michelle brings her 20+ years of experience in print production and project management to the DWS Client Service Department. Her strong attention to detail and “Go-To” disposition make her an ideal fit for our growing team.
In her spare time, Michelle enjoys taking trips with her husband and son to water and amusement parks. There you’ll find Michelle and her son at the highest water slide in the park or in the front row on the craziest rollercoaster (with her husband watching from the side lines!!).
Sheryl comes to us with 25+ years’ of experience in client services, and the past 10+ in the printing industry. As a previous business owner, she knows the importance of communication and establishing solid, long-standing relationships with her clients. She prides herself on being a people person with a Glass-Half-Full attitude. We love that.
Family is her priority and having everyone together for Sunday dinner. When she's not at work you can find her hiking, doing yoga, going to the gym and relaxing with a glass of wine.
Christina may be the newest member of the CSR team but you’d never know it! In her over 3 years at DWS, she has been a team favorite with her can-do attitude and dedication.
Christina is an avid New York Rangers fan and isn’t shy to sport her Rangers jersey at work, despite the diehard Islanders fans here at the office. She also enjoys an occasional tasty craft beer and is a HUGE Led Zeppelin fan.
Kristin is the newest member of our Client Services team. She joins us with over 17 years of print production and project management experience in NYC. Kristin is always game to make the ‘impossible’ possible for her clients!
Kristin attended the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, graduating with dual degrees in Graphic Design and Anthropology. In her spare time, Kristin enjoys mornings on the beach, exercising and restoring her historical home. She's also an avid sports fan - particularly of the NY Jets and college basketball (go Orange!).
Craig or “Mr. Smith” as we like to call him, is our Controller/CPA who keeps a watchful eye on the numbers. He attended Long Island University and has been a CPA for over 15 years. Mr. Smith may very well hold the title of “Team Member with the Best Sense of Humor,” though he has some competition from the more dry Dave T.
He also enjoys riding motorcycles.
Courtney works under the guidance of Mr. Smith to ensure that DWS pays its bills on time and gets paid on time too! Ms. Casey is also DWS' internal event planner, initiating all company-wide gatherings and events.
Courtney is an excellent cook and her favorite holiday is Halloween.
Mike relocated all the way from North Carolina to come join the DWS Team. Mike has just been promoted to Team Leader, Production and will oversee all production, spending the better part of his day ensuring that the flow of work runs through the plant and is being processed smoothly and efficiently.
Mike has a great attitude, always a smile on his face. Mike is a faithful New York Jets fan, and proudly wears his J-E-T-S green at DWS’ annual Team Spirit Day in September.
One of the two lead pressmen who run our Heidelberg 8/Color offset press, aka “The Beast,” John knows The Beast like the back of his hand and has been known to break production efficiency records on a regular basis, but never at the expense of the work that is entrusted to him.
John enjoys hiking, weight lifting, crossfit, and spending time with his two daughters.
Kip is one half of our lead pressman team running our Heidelberg Speedmaster. He brings his many years of experience and enthusiasm to the job, as well as his focus to detail and quality. In his free time Kip enjoys spending time with his family and watches M.M.A.
You may recognize Jorge from his starring role in the DWS Our Story film that lives here on our website. Jorge joined DWS with over 20 years experience in flexographic printing and he leads the DWS Flexo Department. He proudly runs our Omet 10/color press, aka “Beauty,” along with Felix and Ian.
In his spare time, Jorge likes Salsa dancing, all kinds of music, a good cigar, and the New York Yankees. Jorge is a team player through and through.
Felix is one of our three highly skilled flexographic pressmen and an expert at producing the finest pressure sensitive, shrink sleeve, and roll-fed labels.
A certified Black Belt, Felix practices martial arts on a regular basis, and also enjoys race cars and playing the drums when he's not schooling someone in the dojo.
Our highly skilled flexographic pressman Jorge is the ultimate team player. When asked to move down to our new Austin, TX facility and run our brand-new hybrid press Jorge didn’t hesitate for a second. Jorge is part of our new TX team that will help ensure its success.
Jason (aka "J") is our new Art Department Supervisor. J is the liaison between our Art Department, Client Service Reps and Press Room. J’s attention to detail, skill and experience makes him our “go-to” person for all things art related.
In his free time, J can be found playing hockey, watching sports or catching a movie (probably Star Wars) with his son Knox.
Marie is your key contact as it relates to the shipping and delivery of your orders. We pride ourselves on making really fabulous labels, but when we're done making all those labels, Marie sees to it that they get where they're supposed to be, on time, every time.
You would never know it, but Marie is a proud grandparent and loves spending time with her 4 grandchildren.
Working in tandem with Marie, we can always rely on Luis to tackle any project in the Production and Shipping Departments. The loading bay is his domain and he makes a point to keep it running like clockwork.
He's also an amazing soccer player.
A 30-year veteran in printing and graphics, Rick one of the newest members of the DWS Team. His responsibilities include pre-flighting all incoming files, color retouching, and processing every label that goes through the DWS Art Department.
Rick enjoys running, playing football and bowling.
One of the “behind-the-scenes” guys in DWS’ Pre-Press department, Dan is the master of ensuring that all our clients’ precious art files are properly prepared to go to print. Dan has over 25 years experience in color correcting, digital retouching, and traditional pre-press processes.
In his spare time Dan likes fishing, camping, kayaking, golfing, and long distance bike riding. He’s a New York sports fan through and through - Giants, Yankees, and Knicks.
Pete comes to us with 35 years experience in commercial print production. He loves being part of the behind-the-scenes team that helps make it all happen. Pete has already begun doing estimates on his own and will be a valuable addition to the support team for the production and sales departments.
His passions include playing golf, watching the NFL - Giants and Raiders fan - spending time at the ocean sitting around the fire with friends and family, music - Dylan, The Who, The Dead (of course) and Dave Matthews. Pete is also a dog lover, especially rescues.
Mark is our “go to” person in the Flexo Dept. He helps ensure quality and repeatability for all finished work in the flexo department and maintains daily shipping schedules. He’s also tasked with initiating new procedures and protocols.
Don’t be surprised when Mark asks you if you want to hear a joke and be prepared to be tickled by his wit.
Ricky may be one of DWS’s hardest workers – he can always be found on our dock palletizing all your cartons, he’s always there to help a hand.
Rumor has it that Ricky may be a better soccer player than his big brother Luis!