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Chris Pauwels

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Digital Team Leader

Chris coordinates Metzgers first shift digital print production as our Digital Team Leader. He has been a part of the Metzgers team for over 9 years, and has a total of 12 years of experience in the printing industry. Chris’ expansive collection of skills in the printing industry include digital printing, graphic design, finishing, and customer service. He studied Transportation Design at The College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan, and continues to learn and cultivate his fine arts and design skills.

Chris is an avid race car enthusiast and driver. You can still occasionally find him auto racing at the Toledo Speedway! Beyond that, his true passion lies with college football and the Ohio State Buckeyes.

In an exciting turn of recent events, Chris’ family got a lot bigger when he suddenly became a parent. He and his wife adopted her 2 year old grandniece and her 4 year old great-nephew. He now enjoys his exciting hobbies with the company and support of his big family.

Name one thing not many people know about you.

I have recently begun learning shoemaking (like sneakers).

Something through life that has stuck with you?

A motto from one of my past mentors: First you have to care.

What are your favorite things to do while away from the office?

Video Games, Art and Design, Auto Racing and Reading.

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What is something you have read / heard / been told that has stuck with you?

Treat the next department like you would a customer.

List (8) eight key words that best describe you:

  • Creative
  • Urgent
  • Direct
  • Anxious
  • Serious
  • Curious
  • Detailed
  • Weird

Ray Bachmayer

Ray Bachmayer

Phone: 419.724.4914

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Digital Printing Technician

Ray has been married for 35 years and has been in the printing industry for 37 years operating a variety of 2 and 4 color offset presses, and for last 10 years specializing in operating the I-Gen 4 digital presses.  Ray attended Macomber High School.

Hobbies included:

  • Making yard art and landscaping with my wife Hope
  • Riding bikes and motorcycles
  • Coaching little league baseball
  • Fishing
  • Hanging out with kids and grandkids

 

Something we don’t know about you?

I almost lost my left leg when I was in eighth grade to an infection from multiple bee strings.

Adam Wallace

Adam Wallace

Phone: 419.724.4914

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Digital Color Specialist

I am Metzgers 2nd shift iGen operator and digital color specialist. Before becoming an iGen operator I worked as a Prepressman/Graphic designer for just over a decade.

Name one thing not many people know about you.

I love aquariums and keep a 150 gallon fish tank.

Would you rather skydive or swim with sharks?

Skydive. It just seems like all or nothing and I like to think I am that kind of guy.

What are your pet peeves?

Most reality shows. They are just irritatingly ridiculous.

Something through life that has stuck with you?

When I was young my family had a long period of financial trouble. I like to think it has made me appreciate the value of a dollar.

Who or what inspires you? 

Kanye West. Because if your that dumb and still be rich it gives me hope.

List (8) eight key words that best describe you:

  • Industrious
  • Proactive
  • Passionate
  • Can-Do
  • Gung Ho
  • Dynamic
  • Productive
  • Effective

Aaron Meyer

Aaron Meyer

Phone: 419.724.4850

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Manager - Mailing Services

Mailing is made simple at Metzgers because of Aaron. He is an expert in mail piece design, postal regulations, and mailing databases. All this works together to get you the best possible postage rates.

Before taking over the mailing department, Aaron worked in our bindery department, was a delivery driver, and gained valuable experience and lessons working as a bag boy at Churchill’s.

Aaron is married and has three children. He loves to watch NASCAR (GO KYLE GO!) and likes to tear things apart to find out how they work.

If you could eat only three foods, what would they be?

Cheeseburger, salad, and baked beans.

Who or what inspires you? 

Benjamin Franklin. Let’s be real; he inspires most of us…he’s on the $100 bill. Cool fact: He invented the printing press.

If you could go on a road trip with any one person (dead or alive), who would you choose and where would you go?

Kyle Busch and we are going to his hometown of Las Vegas.

You wouldn’t be caught dead… where?

At a Justin Bieber concert.

List (8) eight key words that best describe you:

  • Camp Fire
  • Perfectionist
  • Grillin’
  • Music
  • Food
  • Committed
  • NASCAR
  • Music

Joe Santiago

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Phone: 419.724.8611

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Safety Coordinator

Joe is Metzgers first ever Safety Coordinator and an active member of the Safety Committee. His main objective as Safety Coordinator is to make sure Metzgers meets and maintains OSHA requirements. He also ensures that Metzgers is up to current fire codes with each fire inspection, and keeps up to date training for operating forklifts and performing CPR.

Before coming to Metzgers, Joe was a member of the fire service and a FEMA certified Safety Officer. He hails from a full family of fire fighters, with a brother who is a lieutenant in the TFRD (Toledo Fire & Rescue Department) and a father who is the TFRD Fire Chief. With a background in safety and rescue work, a lineage of safety workers, a number of certifications, and an attitude to never stop learning and improving; Joe is the perfect man for the Safety Coordinator position.

Joe is a firearm enthusiast who loves to go out and shoot targets. He is best known as a passionate Michigan Wolverines fan. Columbus is the last place you are going to find this guy. When he asks who your favorite college football team is, make sure to change the subject unless you share his maize and blue pride.

If you could go on a road trip with any one person (dead or alive), who would you choose and where would you go?

My grandfather and revisit Puerto Rico.

What is something you have read / heard / been told that has stuck with you?

My Dad told me, ‘If you want something, work hard, go get it, and earn it.’

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Would you Rather get tased or go one round with a boxing champ?

Two words: Ding Ding. You should’ve seen the other guy.

What is one book you believe everyone should own?

I’d rather wait for the movie to come out.

List (8) eight key words that best describe you:

  • Loyal
  • Dedicated
  • Easy-going
  • Determined
  • Hard-working
  • Compassionate
  • Friendly
  • Optimistic

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207 Arco Drive

Toledo, OH 43607-2906


Phone: 419.861.8611

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