Direct Color Systems Welcomes New President and CEO

Direct Color Systems (DCS) names Tom Kaplinski as president and CEO. Kaplinski has 28-plus years of experience in global business and technology.

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Tom Kaplinski, president and CEO (Image courtesy Direct Color Systems)
Tom Kaplinski, president and CEO (Image courtesy Direct Color Systems)

ROCKY HILL, Conn.-Direct Color Systems (DCS) names Tom Kaplinski as president and CEO. According to the company, Kaplinski is an accomplished business leader who has delivered growth for original equipment manufacturers during his 28-plus years in global business and technology.

“Throughout our history, Direct Color Systems has continually demonstrated the speed and innovation that has enabled us to grow and enter exciting markets, and the company is again positioned for another period of substantial growth,” says Blair Allen, DCS board member and shareholder. “In order to take advantage of this opportunity and continue to improve all aspects of our business, we have put into place an experienced executive leader that will guide the company through this exciting period.”

Kaplinski is responsible for the daily management and operation of DCS, as well as leading the development, promotion, and strategic direction of the company. Blair Allen and Bill Allen remain invested in the future of DCS as shareholders. They will continue to serve on the board of directors, where they will work with Kaplinski to help develop, promote, and support the strategic direction of the company. 

Before joining DCS, Kaplinksi held various executive leadership positions, including president and CEO at Starbase Technologies, vice president at CLARCOR Engine Mobile Solutions, and executive director at Stanadyne Corporation. 

“We already have a strong team here at DCS, and Tom is a great fit that only makes it stronger as we move into our next phase as a company,” Blair Allen states. 

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Allee Bruce

Allee Bruce is the managing editor for GRAPHICS PRO magazine, aiding with the publication's digital and print efforts.

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