Direct Color Systems® Brings in Tom Kaplinski as President & CEO

Written January 9, 2020

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Direct Color Systems is pleased to announce the addition of Tom Kaplinski as President
& CEO. Kaplinski is an accomplished business leader who has delivered breakthrough growth for original equipment manufacturers over his 28-plus years of global business and technology experience.

“Throughout our history, Direct Color Systems has continually demonstrated the speed and innovation that has enabled us to grow and enter exciting markets and the company is again positioned for another period of substantial growth. In order to take advantage of this opportunity and continue to improve all aspects of our business, we have put into place an experienced executive leader that will guide the company through this exciting period,” says Blair Allen, Board Member and Shareholder. “We already have a strong team here at DCS and Tom is a great fit that only makes it stronger as we move into our next phase as a company.”

Kaplinski is not only responsible for the daily management and operation of DCS, but he will also lead the development, promotion and strategic direction of the company. Blair Allen and Bill Allen remain invested in the future of DCS as shareholders and will continue to serve on the Board of Directors where they will work with Kaplinski to help develop, promote and support the strategic direction of the company.

Prior to joining DCS, Tom Kaplinksi held executive leadership positions as President and CEO at Starbase Technologies, Vice President at CLARCOR Engine Mobile Solutions, and Executive Director at Stanadyne Corporation.