Tom is the 4th generation Owner and President of DWS Printing and joined the family business in 1987. In his 33-year career with DWS Printing, Tom has focused on continuous improvement initiatives for minimizing waste, improving quality, and maximizing efficiencies through lean manufacturing practices. He performs due diligence on new technology and equipment purchases to remain an industry leader in all aspects of pre-press, print production, and post-press finishing. DWS Printing was established 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, Tom’s great-grandfather, Charles Staib became a principal managing partner, and the rest is history.
Print Executives Talk CI
Believing in the philosophy of continuous improvement is the easy part; overcoming inertia, employee cynicism, and day-to-day pressures to put CI concepts into practice requires real commitment. Our panelists reveal why their companies made CI a business imperative and how they are transforming corporate behaviors. You’ll hear about obstacles faced, lessons learned, and measuring CI’s impact. Find out how these companies are accelerating their rate of improvement and benchmark your progress against theirs.