David Bowyer names his executive team at the new Tapp Label Company
On December 31, 2014, Tapp Label Company, LLC finalized the merger of its four printing locations into one entity. This merger accelerates Tapp Label’s vision of providing regional service to its customers by operating facilities in every major wine market in North America. Drawing upon 30+ years of printing excellence in each location, Tapp Label is pleased to now be operating in Napa and Livermore, CA, Portland, OR and Vancouver, BC. The manufacturing platform includes a full range of digital, offset and flexographic printing and decoration capabilities.
As CEO and President of this newly formed company, David Bowyer is pleased to introduce the executive team who will be leading Tapp Label’s operations.
Steven Miller, VP & General Manager. Steve has been in the printing industry for 46 years, including 31 years of plant management and continuous improvement management for global printers like RR Donnelley, Quebecor World, York Label, and Staples. His experience has taken him across the US and into South America, Western Europe, and Asia.
Rod Smith, VP Sales & Marketing. A graduate from Cal Poly, Rod Smith brings 30 years in sales management and business development in national markets in the printing, packaging, and consumer products industries. In his last position as the Director of Sales at the label division of Staples, Rod built and led a focused sales national team targeting national and regional brands. He brings with him a career of experience in all platforms of printing, narrow and sheet-fed production, branding and organizational development.
Brian Sharpe, VP Finance. Brian, a CPA/CGA graduate, brings over 19 years of accounting and financial management experience in a variety of industries, with the last 5 years having been with Tapp Label. Alongside managing the finances of +$100 million companies and performing due diligence on $1 billion companies, Brian has served as project manager on ERP implementations as well as participated in numerous acquisitions.
David DeRuiter, VP Human Resources. After 10 years of international teaching, David returned to Canada in 2009 and entered the human resources profession. Since that time, he has quickly progressed as a valuable business partner and HR Manager. David joined Tapp Label 3 years ago as the HR Manager and Tapp Label is proud to have promoted him to the executive team.