Whether it’s a B2C or B2B, small or mid-sized businesses or nonprofits, at the end of the day it’s all about people. The people of Allegra in Grand Rapids are ready to take on all of your Marketing, Print and Mail needs.
We’ve been working with businesses and organizations much like yours in the Grand Rapids region since 1979 and we remain committed to you and our community.
Eric is rarely seen without the well-known Allegra “A” on his shirt. As President of Allegra, he has been involved with the printing business since his father Ron opened up their first center in 1979 in Grand Rapids. A graduate of Grand Valley State University, he was managing a store location right out of college. Truly a family business—his wife Becky manages the office and his brother Craig runs the production department—Eric leads a staff of 30 employees as the second largest Allegra in Michigan. He believes in hard work and the importance of delivering high quality products and services to more than 1,400 satisfied clients.
You can find Eric on LinkedIn.
Craig Vetter is the Vice President of Operations and co-owner of Allegra. He was working for his father Ron, running a press at Allegra in his early teens. A graduate of Davenport University, Craig earned his degree in Accounting, which he put to good use going to work for two local companies before returning to his roots. In 1992, Craig came back to Allegra to manage the office. After 10 years, Craig stepped in to supervise operations and financials and took on facilities management and the role of USPS mail expert. Craig’s wife Jennifer is a full-time project manager, who makes time for many hours of community volunteerism.
You can find Craig on LinkedIn.
Loraine is our most experienced Account Executive. Her depth of knowledge comes from first-hand experience owning and operating a successful printing company for many years before merging with Allegra. Loraine’s passion is maintaining and forging new relationships. She received the Alliance Franchise Brands international award as one of the Top Ten Sales Performers in North America for the second consecutive year.
He’s been branded “the listener,” and as our knowledgeable Account Executive, Fred hears what clients want—and delivers results. Fred brings more than 30 years of experience as an account executive and top industry press operator, which means he excels in getting things printed the most efficient and effective way. You can count on Fred for project accuracy and completion.
You can find Fred on LinkedIn.
Felix Davis brings to his new role at Allegra more than 5 years of B2B and retail experience in customer service, product supervision and account management. Prior to joining the Allegra team, Davis held sales leadership positions with Office Max/Office Depot, working his way to multiple promotions and earning back-to-back awards in 2015 and 2016 as Top District Salesman in Tech Services. An advocate for giving back to his community, Davis is an active volunteer for United Way and Relay for Life, benefitting the American Cancer Society. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA degree in Psychology. Davis is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and has served as Vice President, Community Service Chair and Philanthropy Chair.
You can find Felix on LinkedIn.
Jack MacKinnon is a skilled inside and outside marketing representative, having worked in B2B sales positions since 2012. He came to Allegra from Universal Wireless-Sprint, where he served as the Small Business Account Representative in Grand Rapids. While there, he worked directly with business owners and stakeholders creating sales strategies and finding communication solutions. Before that, MacKinnon was a sales agent with CEP Incorporated, one of the nation’s top novelty event agencies. He honed his cold-calling skills as part of the sales teams at both Victory Apparel and Lawn Doctor (Grand Rapids). With an eye toward business development and administration, MacKinnon attended Siena Heights University, as well as Muskegon and Grand Rapids Community Colleges. He is an active BNI (Business Networking International) member and enjoys public speaking and coaching, spending personal time on mentor relationship building, as well as assisting with high school baseball team development.
Who says you can’t leave your first love? Our marketing specialist Roberta loved working in broadcast media for more than 20 years. Now she uses well-rounded marketing expertise to help Allegra clients successfully combine creative ideas with strategic planning. Ready to achieve results? She’ll make sure your project is on-brand and exceeds your goals.
You can find Roberta on LinkedIn.
Shari Van Hartesvelt is the Production Operations Manager of Allegra Marketing ∙ Print ∙ Mail. She has been managing our graphics and digital print production departments for 16 years and draws from many years’ experience running her own print shop in Holland. A Michigan native, Shari is a Ferris State University graduate who rolls up her sleeves to assist in getting things done. Her creativity is evident each day as she works collaboratively to find the right solution for our many clients.
Passionate and dedicated describe our Account Manager, JoAnna, perfectly. She’s focused on understanding her clients’ businesses and working as a partner to develop the best mix of marketing solutions to help them reach their goals. Her extensive experience in both sales and marketing allow her to serve as a main contact for our clients.
You can find JoAnna on LinkedIn.
She’s been dubbed the Princess of Printing. And project manager Lori uses lots of printing know-how to make each client feel like royalty. From negotiating for the best prices, to getting things out quickly, Lori’s efforts assure your project gets done the right way.
Details, deliverables and communication are all strengths of project manager Kim. She’s remained consistently on-point throughout her 25+ years in print. Her efforts assure clients love every step of the process. Because she’s married to the details (and account executive Fred Martin), you can be sure your project will receive the attention it deserves.
You can find Kim on LinkedIn.
Yep, she’s family. Married to co-owner Craig Vetter, Jennifer most recently moved from accounting to project management to fill a need— and hasn’t looked back since! She brings her intense passion for customer service and an eye for detail to her new role. Jennifer’s great adaptability means your project will get done on time, no matter what.
You can find Jennifer on LinkedIn.
Organizing deadlines, communication and all the nitty-gritty specifics takes experience and the right touch. Project manager Debbie has both. In fact, more than 25 years of experience. Her dedication and calm demeanor will help to set a smooth tone for the entire project.
Contact us today and say hello to your team. We are ready to get to work.