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Executive Leadership Team

Nazdar Executives are industry leaders focused on delivering great value to our shareholders and superior experiences to our customers.

Meet our leadership team:


Jeff Thrall
Jeff Thrall,
Chairman and CEO Nazdar Company

Jeff joined Thrall Enterprises, Inc. (TEI), a family owned holding company headquartered in Chicago, USA, in 1980 as vice president of corporate development of TEI’s subsidiary, Nazdar Company, a manufacturer and distributor of screen printing and digital inks and supplies. Jeff was named President of TEI in 1995. Jeff is also Managing Director of GSI Technologies, a printer of functional electronic products and industrial graphics.

Prior to joining TEI, Jeff's professional career included a number of appointments in investment banking, commercial lending and administration. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from Northwestern University.


Mike Fox
Mike Fox,
President Nazdar Company

Mike Fox, has worked with Nazdar's parent company, Thrall Enterprises, Inc., and the Thrall Family for over 40 years. Mike’s relationship with Thrall Enterprises began in 1974 as a young auditor from Arthur Andersen & Co. for Thrall's railcar manufacturing business. Since joining the Thrall organization in 1981, Mike has had the opportunity to gain invaluable experiences in myriad industries including manufacturing, distribution, broadcasting, thoroughbred racing and consulting services. Mike joined Nazdar in 1991 and under his leadership has led Nazdar through varied economies and embraced disruptive technologies to make Nazdar a leader in the specialty print market. Mike holds a MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor's degree from Northern Iowa University.


Richard Bowles
Richard Bowles,
President Nazdar Ink Technologies

Richard joined Nazdar in December 2002, and prior to joining Nazdar, Richard served as Vice President at Minolta-QMS and brought over 18 years of experience in sales and marketing. Richard received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Alabama.


Chris Davis
Chris Davis,
Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Chris joined Nazdar in 1982, and prior to that time he was the principal owner of a computer consulting company based in Chicago. Chris received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Leicester University, UK and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Manchester Institute of Technology, UK.


Mike Steimley,
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Mike joined the company in 2015. Prior to Nazdar, Mike was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Toshiba's printing division in the United States & Latin America. He started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in audit and IT consulting. Mike graduated with honors from the University of Missouri’s Master of Accountancy program and is a Certified Public Accountant.


Anissa Elsey,
Vice President, Human Resources

Anissa began her career with Nazdar in January 1999. Anissa is responsible for the oversight and leadership of the human resources functions for 500+ employees. Her HR professional experience began in 1993. Anissa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri, a Master of Arts degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the University of Tulsa, and earned her Senior Professional in Human Resources certification (SPHR).

In 2014, Anissa was recognized as one of the 25 "Women who Mean Business" by the Kansas City Business Journal.