Our People

Innovative people driving print

Our people are passionate, committed and always striving to deliver you the very best.  We know that every customer is different and finding the right solution is paramount to your success. Meet a few of our senior leaders below that help make all this happen.

Darryl Meyer
Group General Manager – Web Offset

Darryl has 25 years in the in the web offset printing industry across Australia and New Zealand. With a strong background in commercial, supply chain and operational management, he has is passionate about continuing to build on the success of the business through delivering innovative solutions beyond our customers’ expectations. Franklin WEB is part of the IVE Group, and Darryl has been with the Group since 2002. His first role was at Blue Star WEB where he held a crucial position in the start-up and growth of this business.

Brad Hoffman
General Manager

Brad has a long history in printing. In August 1990 he started up his own printing business before being acquired by IVE Group. He moved into the PRINT division and was highly successful in both his Sales Manager and General Manager roles over the 11years. In January 2018 he stepped into the role of GM at Franklin WEB, VIC. Brad is passionate about driving and delivering continuous improvement programs for the benefit of both customers and employees.

Natalie Taylor
National Sales Director

With a 22 year career in the heatset printing industry, Natalie has a strong passion for creating and generating ideas with our customers to ensure their Publications and Catalogues are as engaging, surprising and compelling. She is well respected by her peers and clients in the market in Australia and is a member of the Executive Committee for the Australian Catalogue Association and the NSW Patron for Woman in Print in Australia. She thrives on developing opportunities for her clients through networking, value add solutions and ensuring the printed product stays relevant and dynamic.

Ken Bishop
Head of Sales – Catalogues

Fifteen years in national sales and general management roles, has given Ken a broad knowledge of print, paper and distribution. This experience is complemented by a sound understanding of the retail catalogue industry, which Ken gained as CEO of the Australian Catalogue Association. Ken is a strong advocate for the power of catalogues and understands how to maximise their worth for our clients.

James Kennedy
Commercial Manager

James has an extensive and successful history in “WEB” printing.  Franklin WEB is an IVE Business, and since 2002 James has held many successful and influential roles within IVE Group. He started as a foundation member of the Blue Star WEB team in Sydney and was intimately involved in its’ setup, growth and stability. In 2016, James moved to Melbourne to play a crucial role in the integration of Franklin WEB and AIW. Then in April 2018, he accepted the position of Commercial Manager for Franklin WEB. James has a customer-focused attitude and is highly committed to delivering efficient and responsible results to both our customers and staff.

James LaVerde
Finance Manager

James is a highly qualified Chartered Accountant and has worked across many different industries. His broad experience has proven to be invaluable in driving change coupled with his passion for the manufacturing sector. James started with Franklin WEB in 2014 and soon made his way to the Financial Manager role in 2017. He loves a challenge, helping the business succeed and ensuring both staff and customers are at the forefront of what he does day-to-day.