Leadership

 

The DISC leadership team provides the perspective of a combined 220 years of expertise and experience in the business.  The benefits for you are obvious.
 
Donald Sinkin          
Chairman of the Board and CEO
 
Donald Sinkin, Chairman of the Board and CEO of DISC, was one of the original partners when Disc Graphics became a private company in 1983.  He assumed management of plant operations at that time and ultimately served as President and largest shareholder, directing the company’s efforts to go public in 1995 and private again in 2005.  Under his leadership, the company grew, and new divisions were established in New York, New Jersey, Indiana, and California.  Today, Don heads a strong management team that has transformed the company into a well-respected national packaging organization with business alliances in Europe and Asia.  He has wholeheartedly embraced and encouraged the development of the new DISC brand identity as the company positions itself for continued growth in new markets in the coming years.  Don joined Disc Graphics in 1976 as Prepress Manager after a successful tenure at Queens Group (formerly Queens Litho), where he was part of the original 12-member team that established Rutgers Packaging, a “greenfield” operation in Indianapolis.  His business career began in the mid-1960s while he simultaneously attended college and the training program of Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith (MLPF&S).  In 1970, after a two-year stint in the U.S. Army’s Military Police in Okinawa, he joined Western Electric’s new Electronic Switching Systems division, leaving two years later to begin his printing and packaging career at Queens Litho.  Today, Don is an active member of several industry organizations, most notably the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) and the Independent Carton Group (ICG).
 
 
Margaret Krumholz
President and Director
 

As President and Director of DISC, Margaret Krumholz leads a strong management team that is responsible for day-to-day operations as well as future growth.  She brings a solid background in business and finance, ensuring that DISC clients receive the best value in packaging that the company can deliver.  She remains focused on maintaining a competitive edge – in terms of quality, innovation, creativity, and the latest technologies.  Margaret was appointed President of DISC in 2006 after serving as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Operations.  She joined Disc Graphics in 1994 as Controller and became CFO a year later.  During her tenure at DISC, she has led initiatives to identify and secure new products, technologies and services.  Among the successful projects in which she has led the Company:  A fully incorporated management system, which proved to eliminate redundancy while increasing productivity.  This win-win combination resulted in significant operational cost savings and redefined the approach of the business.  Most recently, Margaret – along with Don Sinkin and John Rebecchi – negotiated an exclusive agreement with Applied DNA services for their patented SigNature® DNA security solution.  Margaret’s business principles yield initiatives that focus on providing the customer with an extraordinary product and service experience.  Before joining the company, Margaret worked at General Foods Baking Company where she held various financial and accounting positions, notably as Corporate Financial Manager.  She had previously worked at Arrow Electronics and Coopers & Lybrand (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers).  A certified public accountant, Margaret earned her degree from Pace University in New York City.  She is currently active in several professional organizations, such as the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA).  She is a member of the Federal Magistrate Judge Merit Panel and a member of the Academy for Regional Stewardship at Molloy College “The Energeia Partnership.”  She is also on the Board of The Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc. and America’s Vet Dogs.

 
 
Stephen Frey, 
Senior Vice President, Sales and Director
 
Stephen Frey, a key member of the DISC leadership team and one of the founding principals of the company, currently serves as Senior Vice President of Sales and Director. Over the years, DISC has benefitted from Steve’s breadth of experience in production, manufacturing, systems and process implementation, sales and business development, and management.  He joined Disc Graphics’ prepress department in 1978, quickly moving into a supervisory role, and established the company’s Production and Planning department in 1985.  As the company expanded from a small, regional printer into a national packaging manufacturer, Steve was personally involved with almost all aspects of the operation.  He served as SVP of Operations until 2004 and played an integral part in integrating the company’s multiple plant operation and communications.  As SVP of Sales, he initiated a highly successful sales management program that has helped to fuel the company’s sales growth. Steve has also been integral in helping to create a brand identity for DISC in the Health & Beauty markets.  In addition to his many accomplishments in the company, he has been an active member of several industry trade associations.  He has served as a Trustee of the Master Printers of America, was on the Board of Directors of the Association of Graphic Communications (AGC), and is an active member of CIBS (Cosmetic Industry Buyers and Suppliers) as well as the Luxury Packaging Group.  
 
 
John Rebecchi, 
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Business Development and Director
 
John Rebecchi is one of the founding shareholders of DISC and has served in leadership roles in finance, sales, marketing, and management for over 27 years.  Currently Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development and Director, John has worked to expand the scope of the company from a regional to a national packaging force with international reach, analyzing and identifying new markets and broadening DISC’s client base in the process.  Over the years, he has introduced and implemented several important initiatives, most notably DISCover Green, the company’s eco-design program for environmentally friendly packaging – a program that has yielded significant savings and reduced supply chain waste for DISC clients. His most recent focus has been the creation of the new DISC corporate identity program, which has re-defined the company’s brand strategy and its vision for future growth.  In his SVP role, John manages all aspects of marketing and new business development from the vantage point of a packaging professional who understands the value of building business relationships, staying attuned to emerging technologies, and translating client objectives into powerful, award-winning packaging.  John began his career as an accountant after earning a B.S. degree in Accounting from Saint John’s University and an M.B.A. from the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT).  He is currently completing a doctorate in Leadership and Organizational Change at Walden University School of Management.  
 
 
Nik Blake
Vice President, Operations
            
Nicholas (Nik) Blake joined the executive team as Vice President of Operations and is responsible for all areas manufacturing and production areas within DISC. Nik has built a solid foundation in manufacturing and operational efficiencies within the industry, taking on increasingly higher levels of management responsibility with each position he has held. During his tenures at both Caraustar Industries and Smurfit Stone, he expanded and applied his knowledge, insight and expertise in a wide range of areas. He brings a deep knowledge of strategic planning, lean manufacturing, cross functional teams, project management, process improvement, engineering, and other areas to his new responsibilities. Nik, who holds a Six Sigma Black Belt, is in the process of earning his Master Black Belt. He received his Master’s Degree in Engineering Manufacturing & Management from the University of Manchester in the U.K.  
 
 
Brian Hartigan
Vice President, Finance
 
Brian Hartigan, Vice President of Finance, rounds out the DISC leadership team where he adds his expertise and financial perspective to growing the business and differentiating the company in the packaging industry.  Chiefly responsible for the fiscal management of the company, Brian’s role encompasses so much more.  He develops and executes financial strategies to maintain DISC’s readiness for continued growth in an increasingly competitive environment.  He works closely with Sales, Marketing and Estimating on the development of pricing programs.  And, he oversees due diligence for new products and services as well as growth opportunities for expansion and alliances with other companies.  During his fifteen-year tenure in the company, Brian has deepened his knowledge of the packaging business with time spent in Estimating, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, and other departments.  He has been an instrumental contributor to several key projects, among them: implementation of the ISO accreditation program; oversight of record keeping requirements for the FSC Chain-of-Custody certification program; and oversaw the integration of several acquisitions.   Before joining the company, Brian worked as Controller in several divisions of General Foods Baking Group, in financial positions at Time Warner and the Entenmann Group, and as a public accountant.   A certified public accountant, he is an active member of the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA).  Brian earned his B.S. degree in Accounting from C.W. Post University.