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We are direct marketers offering a full spectrum of solutions for national brands.

Our continuous reinvestment in people and the latest technology provides a broad array of leading edge marketing services from strategy through execution.

Let SPC help reach customers more meaningfully, building brand connections and improving its lifetime value.

Meet our leaders

People bring expertise and apply knowledge in unexpected ways to drive innovation and creatively solve problems.

Our leadership team sets the tone and culture. It provides the vision and guidance that coalesces our efforts to proactively execute smarter communications.

Paul Lefebvre

Paul Lefebvre

CEO

PAUL LEFEBVRE

CEO

A lifelong entrepreneur, Paul defines SPC’s culture with his youthful enthusiasm and relentless energy. As CEO, he ensures SPC delivers on the promise of smart solutions produced with excellence.

Did you always plan to run your own print company?
About a month after I turned 21 years old my father called me up from out of town and said “I’m done working.”  He said I was doing a great job with the company and now I have to run it.

Do you have a favorite band or musician?
I have seen The Beach Boys over 30 times. Their music brings me back to my youth: Fast car. Top down. Music blasting.

What’s left on your bucket list?
My wife and I love to travel, and we look forward to seeing more of the world. France and Egypt are at the top of our list.

Adam Lefebvre

Adam Lefebvre

President

ADAM LEFEBVRE

President

As President of SPC, Adam ensures the balance of serving the customer today while improving the value proposition for both the customer and SPC in the future. Adam has been focused on achievement throughout his career and challenges the team to continuously improve systems and offerings.

Dream vacation?
It’s funny - I am not sure I have a dream vacation location. I have been very fortunate to travel to all 50 states and have been to 5 continents... So I guess I have to check out 2 more continents Africa and Greenland. In the meantime, take me anywhere...

Favorite band/musician?
Phil Collins is my favorite performer of all time.
60s - The Beach Boys and Chicago
70s - Genesis
80s - Peter Gabriel
90s - Pearl Jam and Train
00s - Sister Hazel and Coldplay

Best bands that never made it - check them out
- Junior Doctor
- Ginny Blackmore
- Grand Street Cryers

Ryan Lefebvre

Ryan Lefebvre

Executive VP of Sales & Marketing

RYAN LEFEBVRE

Executive VP of Sales and Marketing

Ryan is passionate about helping SPC clients navigate the ever-expanding world of direct marketing. He’s on the pulse of market trends, best practices and the latest technologies. Leading the SPC sales and marketing teams means being dedicated to each customer’s success while nurturing SPC’s talent to deliver best in class solutions. Ryan oversees SPC’s go-to market strategies, new business efforts as well as internal initiatives such as the internship program that are nurturing SPC’s future marketing leaders.

When did you find your passion for sales?
In 3rd grade, I started my own candy selling business.  I rode my bike to the White Hen convenience store to buy Now and Later + jumbo Jolly Rancher candies. I paid 10 cents each and sold them at school for 25 cents each. The profit margins were amazing! The thrill of selling hasn’t gone away to this day.

To what do you attribute your competitive nature?
I grew up in a house with 2 older brothers. I quickly learned I had to compete for whatever I wanted.

What do you still want to learn?
I’d love to learn to play the guitar. Unfortunately, I don’t have a bit of musical ability in my body. We’ll see if I can tackle this one someday!

BILL MATTRAN

BILL MATTRAN

Senior VP Business Development

BILL MATTRAN

Senior VP Business Development

With over 25 years of direct marketing expertise, his strength is in developing and leading strategic sales efforts to deliver marketing communications solutions across a broad value proposition. Bill's mission and vision at SPC is to bring high level solutions to senior level marketing executives.

Describe your first marketing job.
I was a 23-year-old very ambitious sales candidate who convinced the VP Sales to hire me in a renegade start-up print company. It worked!

What celebrity were you crazy about as a kid?
Clint Eastwood in the “spaghetti westerns” that made him famous.

What is your personal motto?
All you have to do is do what you said you would do.

DAVID PARZYNSKI

DAVID PARZYNSKI

CFO

DAVID PARZYNSKI

CFO

David is a proven financial executive with over 30 years of experience with both private and public companies. His strengths include financial reporting, budgeting, analysis and implementing internal controls.

What’s your dream vacation destination?
Paris, France to enjoy their food, art, history, people and the beauty of one of the world’s greatest cities.

What is the quote you admire the most?
“What lies behind us, and what lies before us are but tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”  - RALPH WALDO EMERSON

What’s your favorite memory being a Michigan football fan to this day?
Attending the 1998 Rose Bowl with my three brothers, also big Michigan fans, where the Wolverines completed their 1997 undefeated season with a victory over Washington State. After the game I ran onto the field to celebrate winning our 11th National Championship with the Michigan football players.

John Gaspari

John Gaspari

Senior VP of Operations

JOHN GASPARI

Senior VP of Operations

John started out in the print industry in his teens and rose through the ranks at one of the biggest players in the industry. He became an ISO certified quality inspector where he administered standards and best practices. At SPC, his inventiveness has led to dramatic expansions of our highly complex inline formats and inkjet web digital capabilities with four-color personalization.

What celebrity were you crazy about as a kid?
Ryne Sandberg, Chicago Cubs’ second baseman for 16 years in the 80s and 90s. He played the game with the upmost class and did his talking on the field. Something I loved about him and lived by in my career. After high school, I was drafted into a Chicago Men’s Baseball league where I re-fell in love with playing the game. I continue to play competitively and travel across the country playing in tournaments. Up until recently, I still believed I could play in the major leagues.

Who is your favorite band/musician?
In 1976, my best friend introduced me to a band called Rush—the same year their album, 2112, came out. We listened to it repeatedly and I grew to love their music. Two years later when they toured through Chicago, my friend’s older sister took us to my first Rock concert. It was eye opening to say the least.

What is the biggest item left on your bucket list?
Golf is another passion of mine. Luckily, my wife loves golf too so she’s planned golf trips to some of the best courses in the country. We’ve been fortunate to have played Whistling Straights, Medina and several other well-known courses. I still have Sawgrass, Torrey Pines, Pebble Beach and St. Andrews on my bucket list. Fingers crossed!!

Teresa Frederick

Teresa Frederick

VP of Operations

TERESA FREDERICK

VP of Operations

Teresa has 25+ years’ experience of overseeing change and expansion in this fast-paced industry. She has a dynamic, results-oriented management style based upon mutual respect, truth, and transparency. Her ability to streamline processes to increase efficiency and productivity, while introducing innovative continuous improvement initiatives, has made her an integral part of SPC’s success.

What celebrity were you crazy about as a kid?
Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub was my hero growing up. I am one of six children and there was nothing better than all of us watching a Cubs game.

What’s your dream vacation destination?
Vera Cruz Mexico. I love blending in with the locals and having the full experience of the culture there.

What is your personal motto?
The first place I worked in this industry taught me to “put our customers first, put our company second, and everything else will fall in place” and it sure is nice to be working somewhere again that truly believes this and operates this way.

Michael Baig

Michael Baig

VP of Administration & General Counsel

Michael Baig

VP of Administration & General Counsel

Mike oversees the human resources and information technology departments and manages all legal, risk management, regulatory and compliance matters for SPC. Prior to working at SPC, he served as Outside General Counsel, where he advised SPC regarding all legal matters and helped develop and achieve a wide range of corporate objectives.

Describe your first marketing job?
I’ve never held a “marketing” job per se. I have had a number of sales jobs though, including selling knives, vacuum cleaners (door-to-door), and billboard advertising. I was an executive recruiter for a number of years as well, which is a type of sales job.

Do you have a business motto or elevator speech?
Yes. Before joining SPC, I worked at major law firms in Chicago where I considered myself a business person’s attorney. Now, as a member of SPC’s executive team, I’m a business person who happens to be an attorney.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?
I have coached my kids’ various sports teams over the years, which I thoroughly enjoy. I like to read, watch documentary films, listen to music of all sorts, and – pre-COVID – attend concerts. Whenever I can, I like to take a beach vacation. So far, I’ve been lucky enough to visit Hawaii, Jamaica, Antigua, Bermuda, the Dominican Republic, Turks & Caicos, and various beach towns in the Carolinas, Florida, and California. I’m a big University of Michigan sports fan as well, particularly football. I’ve had season tickets to the Big House since 1987.

Garrin Kapecki

Garrin Kapecki

Executive Director, SPCFuel

Garrin Kapecki

Executive Director, SPCFuel

Garrin is a marketer who is well known for not following the rules.

After working in advertising at AT&T & Ameritech for 10 years, Garrin has spent the last 20 on the agency side, helping brands of all shapes and sizes navigate new marketing techniques & technologies. He helped usher in variable print technology at Meridian Media. As president of financial & business markets at Aspen Marketing, he helped clients navigate the rise of digital marketing, and as portfolio leader at Epsilon, worked with the largest bank, insurance & telecom brands to figure out the power of big data and full channel integration.

At SPC, Garrin leads SPCFuel, a talented team of data, creative and marketing technologists, continuing the push for game changing ideas that generate breakthrough results.

Do you have a favorite band or musician?
I’m a longtime fan of classic blues artists: Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters. I soak it in.

What is the biggest item left on your bucket list?
Diving with whale sharks has been a goal for 10 years now. Maybe this year is the year!

Describe your first marketing job.
I got into the advertising and promotions group at AT&T. We mostly promoted AT&T 800# services to businesses. For me, starting out at a big organization was a great way to get hands-on training across a number of marketing disciplines.

Beckie O'Connor

Beckie O'Connor

Executive Creative Director, SPCFuel

Beckie O'Connor

Executive Creative Director, SPCFuel

Beckie’s background is in brand development, print, digital, shopper, social media and direct response marketing. For the last 15 years, she has been a creative leader at agencies such as Havas Worldwide, Epsilon and Townsend Agency based in Chicago. She strives to develop winning direct marketing and experiential campaigns that raise awareness and response rates while strengthening relationships. Her strategic creative approach always keeps the end consumer's journey top of mind.

Her client experience includes Allstate, Citibank, Chase, Discover, Dish Network, Fifth Third, Liberty Mutual Insurance, and Renovo Financial.

What’s your dream vacation destination?
Europe. More specifically, Italy. The furthest I've ever gone east is Ireland (I have been probably 10 times, with great memories and stories I can share some time).

Who is your favorite band/musician?
Coldplay. A go-to add to any of my Spotify playlists. I saw them live a few times, my first time was in a very small venue in Milwaukee and still think it was the best concert I've attended!

What do you do outside of SPCFuel?
I am a mom of two toddlers, which is a lot of fun watching them experience life! Additionally, I lead the marketing efforts for Banging Gavel Brews, my family's local craft brewery in Chicago’s southwest suburbs. The brewery is a refreshing challenge which I am excited about growing.

Randy Weiler

Randy Weiler

Senior Director of Postal Affairs, Logistics & Strategy

Randy Weiler

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF POSTAL AFFAIRS, LOGISTICS & STRATEGY

With 20 years’ experience of coordinating freight and USPS logistics, Randy Weiler leads the Mailing and Logistics efforts. He works with production scheduling to achieve customer delivery needs of thousands of pallets, 50+ million mail pieces and 50+ million print components monthly. In his role, he manages vendors, negotiates price, educates clients on postal regulations and promotions in order to help efficiently reduce postage costs for their direct mail campaigns.

What do you still want to learn?
The most efficient way for everything I do.

What is your dream vacation destination?
Musky fishing in Ontario, Canada to get away from it all. Hopefully to catch a fish of a lifetime. Years ago I caught a 54” musky in Canada. I want to catch another whopper.

Kim Ziebell

Kim Ziebell

Customer Service Manager

Kim Ziebell

CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER

For 22 years, Kim has worked in a customer service capacity in the printing industry.  From account management to production to customer service management, her primary focus is and has always been customer satisfaction.

What is the biggest item left on bucket list?
I think it would be an unforgettable experience to do volunteer work with children in poor countries.

What is your favorite quote?
This quote inspires my work here every day.

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning” – Bill Gates

I love working with our customers and I know that what truly sets us apart from our competitors is our great Customer Service. We can learn so much from each customer, especially those that are not happy. Successfully navigating the difficult times with a customer can only make the relationship stronger and make them want to work with SPC again and again.

What is your personal motto?
Live each day as if it is your last. Be grateful to wake up each day and make the most of it. You never know what tomorrow brings. Remember to tell the people you care about how much they mean to you.

Maria Heart

Maria Heart

Scheduling Manager

Maria Heart

Scheduling Manager

Maria’s printing career spans several decades and her experience is diverse – from sales to customer service management to scheduling. Maria’s goals are to be customer- and company-focused. Her daily intentions are to schedule work effectively and efficiently in a manner that meets the customers’ expectations and yields profitability for SPC.

Describe your first marketing job. 
As a means to earn some extra money during Christmas break, I went to work with my mom. I worked as a press jogger packing product at the end of the press. After the 2 weeks, I thought to myself I’m never going back to that place. Well, some 30+ years later, I still have that love/hate relationship with printing. Every day brings the opportunity of a new adventure and that’s what keeps me coming back.

What do you still want to learn?
How to play piano and/or speak French. Both of which I’ve been told are not in my wheelhouse from previous Continuing Ed instructors.

Do you have a hidden talent?
Not sure if this would be considered a hidden talent, but I have a knack for baking and modifying recipes to create very delicious treats.

Josh Gillispie

Josh Gillispie

Manager of Information Systems & Technology

Josh Gillispie

Manager of Information Systems & Technology

Josh is quickly approaching the 20-year mark working in information technology.  His early experience as a computer technician contributed to his vast knowledge as Manager of Information Systems and Technology.  His primary goal as the IT Manager at SPC is to provide staff with the proper tools and solutions to help make them as efficient as they can be while also maintaining a safe, secure infrastructure that SPC clients can trust with their business.

What celebrity were you crazy about as a kid?
Celebrities never really fascinated me much but one athlete that I looked up to was Lou Gehrig. Probably odd for a child of the 1980s/90s to look up to a sports star from the 1920s but I connected with his mentality of sportsmanship and staying humble.

What do you still want to learn?
There is too much to list here but one thing I really enjoy learning about is other cultures. Through food/art/music/history, trying to see the world through another’s point of view.

What is the biggest item left on your bucket list?
This is somewhat of a material bucket-list item but I would really like to see the Masters in person someday.

Sharon Murphy

Sharon Murphy

Director of Human Resources

Sharon Murphy

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

As an HR Generalist, Sharon forged her human resources career beginning in 2003.  She endeavors to be a strategic partner in building SPC’s business by maximizing the value of human capital and aligning it with company initiatives, values, strategies, and the needs of its most valuable asset – the employees.

What is your favorite quote?
“This above all: to thine self be true” – William Shakespeare

Do you have a personal motto? 
Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching – C.S. Lewis

Do you have a hidden talent? 
I have enjoyed knitting and have been doing it for about 13 years now. In addition to being fun and creative, there are several health benefits of knitting. Here’s just a few: Promotes mobility and dexterity in the hands, can reduce stress, improves memory and it’s a simple and affordable way to separate yourself from technology. My favorite pieces to knit are scarves, throws, baby blankets, shawls, cowls and more which most end up being given as gifts to friends and family.

Maria Heart

Maria Heart

Scheduling Manager

Maria Heart

Scheduling Manager

Maria’s printing career spans several decades and her experience is diverse – from sales to customer service management to scheduling. Maria’s goals are to be customer- and company-focused. Her daily intentions are to schedule work effectively and efficiently in a manner that meets the customers’ expectations and yields profitability for SPC.

Describe your first marketing job. 
As a means to earn some extra money during Christmas break, I went to work with my mom. I worked as a press jogger packing product at the end of the press. After the 2 weeks, I thought to myself I’m never going back to that place. Well, some 30+ years later, I still have that love/hate relationship with printing. Every day brings the opportunity of a new adventure and that’s what keeps me coming back.

What do you still want to learn?
How to play piano and/or speak French. Both of which I’ve been told are not in my wheelhouse from previous Continuing Ed instructors.

Do you have a hidden talent?
Not sure if this would be considered a hidden talent, but I have a knack for baking and modifying recipes to create very delicious treats.

Josh Gillispie

Josh Gillispie

Manager of Information Systems & Technology

Josh Gillispie

Manager of Information Systems & Technology

Josh is quickly approaching the 20-year mark working in information technology.  His early experience as a computer technician contributed to his vast knowledge as Manager of Information Systems and Technology.  His primary goal as the IT Manager at SPC is to provide staff with the proper tools and solutions to help make them as efficient as they can be while also maintaining a safe, secure infrastructure that SPC clients can trust with their business.

What celebrity were you crazy about as a kid?
Celebrities never really fascinated me much but one athlete that I looked up to was Lou Gehrig. Probably odd for a child of the 1980s/90s to look up to a sports star from the 1920s but I connected with his mentality of sportsmanship and staying humble.

What do you still want to learn?
There is too much to list here but one thing I really enjoy learning about is other cultures. Through food/art/music/history, trying to see the world through another’s point of view.

What is the biggest item left on your bucket list?
This is somewhat of a material bucket-list item but I would really like to see the Masters in person someday.

Sharon Murphy

Sharon Murphy

Director of Human Resources

Sharon Murphy

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

As an HR Generalist, Sharon forged her human resources career beginning in 2003.  She endeavors to be a strategic partner in building SPC’s business by maximizing the value of human capital and aligning it with company initiatives, values, strategies, and the needs of its most valuable asset – the employees.

What is your favorite quote?
“This above all: to thine self be true” – William Shakespeare

Do you have a personal motto? 
Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching – C.S. Lewis

Do you have a hidden talent? 
I have enjoyed knitting and have been doing it for about 13 years now. In addition to being fun and creative, there are several health benefits of knitting. Here’s just a few: Promotes mobility and dexterity in the hands, can reduce stress, improves memory and it’s a simple and affordable way to separate yourself from technology. My favorite pieces to knit are scarves, throws, baby blankets, shawls, cowls and more which most end up being given as gifts to friends and family.

Careers

Join the family

SPC continues to grow and is always on the lookout for smart dynamic and creative thinkers, to enhance the team. If you fit this profile, please send your resume to ryanl@specialtyprintcomm.com.

SPC also loves hearing from young people interested in what we do. Reach out today to learn more about SPC, the print industry or to be considered for an open position.

WHY WORK WITH US? We continue to invest in and utilize the latest technologies.

This includes digital inkjet web presses and variable data that allow our clients full, on-the-fly customization of their mailings. We also integrate digital technologies into our workflow as we help marketers utilize their customer data to customize mailings, target the right geographic areas, and seamlessly move large amounts of mail throughout the USPS system accurately and efficiently.

Want to apply?

Email or call 847.588.2580.

Internships & Apprenticeships

Your Path to Success

Internships

SPC’s Internship Program is immersive within the workplace as well as Chicago. During a 13-week rotational program, students work alongside industry experts throughout the various departments of SPC.

SPC feels it’s important for students to have a well-rounded internship to better identify what career path is the best fit. The company pays interns a competitive wage, provides comfortable housing close to the facility, and schedules social outings emphasizing what Chicago life has to offer.

APPRENTICESHIPS

SPC is launching an 8-week Apprentice Program for skilled positions within its commercial print & fulfillment divisions in Niles, IL. Beginning in April of 2021, the program will expose participants to a variety of critical roles within the production process. Through hands-on learning & skill execution, each participant will have an opportunity to assess & confirm opportunities for full-time employment.

Are you one of our future leaders? Apply today

Email or call us at 847.588.2580.

Past Interns' Experiences

“The best part of my internship with SPC was the chance to get exposure to all parts of the marketing and production process. It helped me understand the workflow of a marketing job,  from start to finish, all the details that go into getting a job done well.”

Dalton Bryant

Account Manager, 2016 Intern

Past Interns' Experiences

“SPC’s internship program is an opportunity to get your hands dirty within a fast paced marketing organization but also a great chance to explore the city of Chicago & everything that makes the windy city so incredible. I was thrilled with everything this internship had to offer.”

Jake Wendell

Associate Account Manager, 2018 Intern

Past Interns' Experiences

“I really felt like my perspective was valued throughout my experience at SPC. They took the time to listen to my feedback and I felt I had a say in helping identify program improvements. SPC really values the next generation of marketers and it shows.”

Mia Bartel

Associate Marketing Manager, 2019 Intern

See how you can best prepare for a career in print and learn more about what we’re doing to connect new grads to opportunities in the industry.

Growing Print Forum

Join us for two back-to-back days full of education and entertainment!

This SPC event brings together industry representatives and leaders of premier collegiate print programs in North America. Together, they discuss ways to help bolster their programs and ensure graduating students have the tools needed to succeed and lead in the industry. These strategic working relationships have enabled us to have an active hand in shaping print for tomorrow.

This time, we'll be doing it virtually, opening participation up to more students and leaders, making it a potentially global event! We'll update this page as more information becomes available.

Schedule a customized educational presentations during any lunch hour. Learn about new innovations in the print industry and SPC’s capabilities.

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