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The Millcraft story just keeps getting better

Family is a word that’s often misused, or overused. At Millcraft, however, it’s simply the truth — a continuing family story of devotion to craft, quality, and service, while always evolving and innovating to make doing business easier. We hold strong to our principles of honesty, loyalty, and integrity. These are the common threads that tie our rich history to our dynamic present. And why Millcraft, amid the most cutting edge paper and packaging products and technology, will always feel like family.

Our Roots

Some things don’t change. We are the same hometown paper merchants our loyal clients have always known. But today we look different, with a firm regional footprint and a strong network of partners with international capabilities.

Pauline and Harold Keil started Millcraft in 1920 with a simple philosophy: honor the customer relationship. Three generations of women owners have carried on those Millcraft values for nearly 100 years. Today, Millcraft is steered by Travis Mlakar, President, who continues to focus on family and community while forwarding innovation and leading the company into new, promising markets.

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Where we’re going

We believe in innovation and evolution. But we’ll never stray from the values central to our long-lasting relationships with clients, suppliers, and communities. We are relentless in our drive to find fresh solutions for clients and implement new technologies. Sometimes, our clients’ demands drive our expansion into new markets. We help your ideas grow from seed to fruition, together.

What we believe

Accessibility, flexibility, creativity, at Millcraft, we have grown a business for nearly a century based on these ideals. We are family owned and Midwest strong, committed to supporting our communities because these are our homes. We hold strong to our principles, which tie us to our rich history and serve as a platform for innovation and growth.

We care. We know. We evolve. We deliver.

Our team is an extension of your business. Whatever you need, we’re here. Just ask.

Travis Mlakar

Travis Mlakar – President

Dave Hegeman

Dave Hegeman – Chief Financial Officer

Greg Lovensheimer

Greg Lovensheimer – Chief Operating Officer

Courtney Enser

Courtney Enser – Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Mike Branch

Mike Branch – Chief Information Officer

Deb McGlothlin

Deb McGlothlin – Human Resources

Alex DelNostro

Alex DelNostro – Finance

Mike Johnson

Mike Johnson – eCommerce

Aaron Catlett

Aaron Catlett – Cleveland

Mike Davoran

Mike Davoran – Cincinnati

Eric Michel

Eric Michel – Columbus

John Carpenter

John Carpenter – Columbus/Springfield

Evan Baker

Evan Baker – Dayton

Julie Sattler

Julie Sattler – Detroit

Matt Freed

Matt Freed – Stores

Tom Barnhorst

Tom Barnhorst – Indianapolis/Fort Wayne

Pablo Diaz

Pablo Diaz – Louisville

Rick Zizak

Rick Zizak – Information Technology

Debbie Rhoads

Debbie Rhoads – D365 Integration

Sonia Petrous

Sonia Petrous – Credit

Tammi Britton

Tammi Britton – Purchasing

Kitt Semansky

Kitt Semansky – Customer Excellence

Mark Yarnell

Mark Yarnell – Operations

Jack Oldiges

Jack Oldiges – Operations

Partners

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