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Management Team

Michelle Leissner: President & CEO

Michelle Leissner: President & CEO | H&H Graphics

In March 2008, Michelle and her partners purchased H&H Graphics, Inc. As president and CEO of the Company, H&H Graphics has achieved 44% revenue growth, tripled the number of employees and moved to a state-of-the-art special effects screen printing facility.

Michelle is a CPA and graduated with high distinction from the University of Michigan with a BS of Business Administration degree. She began her career with Price Waterhouse working in the Middle Market and Growing Companies division of the Chicago practice then joined the management team of a $60 million manufacturing company that grew it to $100 million and sold it. Michelle went on to become Director of Finance for a $350 million division of Pactiv, VP of Finance for Solo Cup Company and CFO for The Care of Trees, a $50 million tree care company with 23 offices across the US.

Michelle's combination of tenure working with small, privately held businesses and large, public multinational companies has given her a unique perspective and the ability to see a company through different stages of its lifecycle from start up to maturity.

Derrick Celewicz: VP of Operations

Derrick Celewicz: VP of Operations | H&H Graphics

Derrick is a manufacturing operations professional with over 25 years of experience in the printing and plastic industry, most of it at the managerial level. His consistent record of successfully achieving revenue, cost, productivity, and delivery goals has been very beneficial for our customers and our business. He has led diverse teams in development, design and at the project realization stage. Derrick is also a patent holder related to card manufacturing and is accredited with ACE certification title by the International Card Manufacturing Association (ICMA).

Derrick has also served as GM for Valid USA, plant and manufacturing operations manager for Versatile Card Technologies (VCT) and production manager for Vision Graphics. Derrick graduated from AGH University of Science & Technology in Cracow, Poland.

John Lipkowski: VP of Sales & Marketing

John Lipkowski: VP of Sales & Marketing | H&H Graphics

John is responsible for all business development, account management and sales generation. He's made a name for himself throughout the commercial printing industry by building long term relationships, maintaining a strong customer focus, having a great attention to detail, and an ability to apply creative skills to solve and prevent roadblocks. John is a big part of why we achieve Anything but Ordinary on a regular basis.

Before H&H, John served as technical sales representative for Sun Chemical, and account manager for ICC Computer & AV Rentals, Vernon Technology Solutions and CRCA. John graduated from DeVry Institute of Technology.

Mike Thomas: Director of Games Promotions

Mike Thomas: Director of Games Promotions | H&H Graphics

Mike manages the sales and marketing for instant win games for consumer and business promotions. Mike has focused on helping clients get the best possible return on their investment when it relates to promotional sweepstakes games, direct mail, web online tie-ins, incentive programs, and other highly creative marketing programs. He has developed many unique games over the years, including an interactive product called "WebCling" that pushed consumers online to a website, and was featured in Crain's. Mike has guided clients to pull together the entire project, including rules drafting, attorney approval, prize insurance, fulfillment. Mike has spearheaded many large-scale games promotions for multinational companies, which require web site portals, online games and tracking. The types of games promotions include: scratch offs, pull tabs, scan cards, heat activated, water activated, bingo, black light cards, mobile games, sweepstakes, and many others.

Prior to the promotions market, Mike worked at AT&T and a small printing and promotions company, MCC Printing and Promotions, where he developed a passion for promotions. In 2005, Mike founded Winning Promotions, which was acquired by H&H Graphics in 2016. Mike graduated with a BS in Marketing from Syracuse University.

Roberta Peters: Director of Packaging Sales

Roberta Peters: Director of Packaging Sales

Roberta works with CPG brand managers and their advertising and marketing agency partners to accelerate product sales using special effects applied to retail packaging and point-of-purchase (POP) displays. Roberta exceeds client expectations with her exceptional problem solving skills, interpersonal communication abilities and entrepreneurial thought process.

Roberta has worked closely in the development of new retail packaging and POP displays, and has previously worked at Procter & Gamble, Menasha Corp, US Corrugated (now CapStone), Rand Whitney, and MultiColor Corp.

Todd Perry: Manager of Customer Service & Inside Sales

Todd Perry: Manager of Customer Service & Inside Sales | H&H Graphics

Todd has a broad experience in all aspects of sales, business development, customer service, and project management. His focus is to help businesses make their printed pieces stand apart from the competition in today's market. Todd is always interested in showing how valuable special effects can be in advertising and marketing, and works closely with our customers to ensure that their projects are produced flawlessly and delivered on time.

Prior to H&H, Todd worked at Lifetime Athletic and worked in business development, marketing and operations and he also served as staff sergeant in the Illinois Army National Guard for ten years. Todd graduated from Eastern Illinois University.

Cathy Nilson: Office Manager

Cathy Nilson: Office Manager

Cathy is an administrative professional that is committed to resolving issues while maintaining the integrity of H&H Graphics and the satisfaction of our customers. She previously served as fan accommodations manager for the Sioux City Bandits, front office manager for R.E. Scott Co. and was the owner of an event planning company.

We are also very proud to have Cathy on our team because not only is she a cancer survivor, but also she donated the 113 hats from 11 different states that helped get her through her recovery to other cancer patients.

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