Established in 1865 and currently in our 158th year of continuous operation, we are a 5th-generation, family owned and operated label printing and packaging company based in Long Island, NY.
We believe our job is the last step in the visions of a lot of passionate people, we take an anonymous container and provide its story. Our purpose is to actualize your vision, help tell your story, and become a part of your legacy.
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.
TJ is the Fifth Generation President of DWS, and spends most of his time overseeing operations, as well as doing research and planning for the future of the business. He spent some time working in the printing industry in Germany before signing on full time with DWS in 2017.
He went to Chaminade High School in Mineola, NY and graduated from Villanova School of Business with a B.S. in Finance and Accounting. Like his father, Tom, he enjoys cooking, travel, and watching sports, particularly the New York Giants and Villanova Basketball.
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.
Hope is one of the newest members of the DWS Family. She graduated from the University of Delaware, and jumped into the family business soon after. Hope is bringing fresh ideas and young blood to the DWS Team. She handles all things social media & marketing, while assisting the sales team. Hope is carrying on the family legacy, holding title of the 5th generation.
In Hope’s free time she loves exercising, being in the kitchen and spending time with friends & family.
Andrew is DWS' seasoned label sales veteran, with over 30 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 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.
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.
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.
Michelle has recently joined our CSR team with over thirty years of experience. She literally grew up in the printing industry as her family owned a printing company, which her grandfather started in Brooklyn in the 1940’s. CMYK is in her blood! Michelle is an avid NY Islanders fan and loves watching the games with her daughter.
She enjoys working out, running and having “wine therapy sessions” with her friends.
Dana began her experience early on in printing and publishing and has joined our CSR team recently using her skills and knowledge with a “can do” attitude to ensure all clients are satisfied with the final product.
Dana has 3 children that keep her on her toes - a daughter and a set of twin boys. She enjoys Broadway plays, eating out, traveling, and 90’s rock music.
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 25 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.
Tre is one of our skilled finishing operators. Whether it be the seamer or inspector, Tre has it handled.
In his free time, Tre enjoys playing basketball, video games and working out. He dreams of owning his own house one day.
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.
Oscar mans the Nilpeter Flexo Press. He is looking forward to cross-training and learning new skills.
When Oscar is not at work, he is spending time with his family, and he hopes to take his family on many vacations, especially Cancun, Mexico!
Henry operates our CEI rewind and inspection equipment.
Henry loves spending time with his daughters and is the ultimate girl dad. He’s always looking to be the best, and loves contributing new ideas to the workplace.
Carlos wears many hats. He can run the inspection, seamer, jogging machine, guillotine cutters and he can even drive a forklift.
You can find Carlos playing chess, drawing and writing after work. He also enjoys watching epic fantasy movies.
Carlos is one of our skilled Heidelberg Press Operators and has been a part of the DWS family for 15 years now.
When he’s not manning the Heidelberg, he is learning the piano, going to church and spending time with his family. He strives to be a better person everyday, in every aspect of his life.
Mike is one our finest guillotine cutting operators. He’s been a part of the DWS family for 30 years now. We consider him a ‘lifer’.
You can find Mike soaking up the sun rays by his pool, or with a spatula in hand by the BBQ, always with his family, and with his better half, Marie, our lovely shipping manager here at DWS.
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!
When we asked Chris what he does in his free time, he humorously replied, "What's that?" It's evident that Chris remains deeply engaged at DWS, consistently dedicating long hours to support our Flexo & Digital Pressmen.
Chris is not only a dedicated employee but also a passionate supporter of the Texas Longhorns and an unwavering fan of the Dallas Cowboys. Additionally, he takes pride in his college-bound son and is committed to personal growth, striving to improve himself each day.