The Duplo USA Corporation Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Rick Salinas as the company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective May 1.st, 2022. Salinas will succeed Peter Tu, who will step down as Chairman and, with nearly 40 years with the company, continue to serve as Executive Chairman of the organization’s Board of Directors. Tu says, “Duplo USA has expanded its digital document finishing to include print embellishment and on-demand packaging finishing and we have many exciting new products that we will be introducing this year. Rick’s dedication and tremendous passion for moving the business forward is truly what our management was looking for in the new leader of Duplo USA and we believe that under Rick’s leadership, Duplo USA will overcome all challenges and be more successful in the future.
Salinas has over thirty years of experience in the printing industry and joined Duplo USA in 2005 as the Direct Sales Manager for the Chicago, IL area. Over the next 17 years at Duplo, his responsibilities grew and he became Regional Sales Manager for the Central United States territory. Due to Salinas’ deep knowledge of the market and customer needs, in 2018 he assumed the role of Vice President of Marketing focusing primarily on product development and moving Duplo’s finishing business USA from primarily commercial printing to on-demand packaging and print embellishment. Prior to joining Duplo USA, Salinas worked in all facets of the industry, including supervising over 70 employees as plant manager for one of the nation’s largest in-plant printers.
Salinas says, “I am humbled and honored to have been asked to guide Duplo USA through its next chapter. For over forty years, Duplo has been successful through its ability to predict trends and develop strategies early on. We will continue this direction and adapt quickly with new innovations in product and business offerings. I’m very lucky to work with an incredible leadership group that understands these challenges and has already laid the groundwork. I also feel blessed by the incredible team we have at Duplo who work tirelessly to support our resellers, partners and end users. I am excited to see what the future will bring to Duplo USA and my promise is that whatever needs or challenges arise, we will have done our best to anticipate them and have plans in place to meet them. and overcome them.
A seasoned and dynamic leader with extensive industry experience, Salinas’ enthusiasm and overwhelming desire to drive the company’s growth will be instrumental in the future success of Duplo USA. Peter Tu will continue to support Salinas during the transition. Tu’s insightful vision and long-term strategies, combined with his commitment to the well-being of company employees, have significantly strengthened the business of Duplo USA and he has led the company to where it is today. today. His leadership, contributions and kindness will always be appreciated.
Source: Duplo USA
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