Des Plaines Office Equipment promotes Megan Barrera to Marketing Specialist
Megan will oversee marketing initiatives of growing company which is undergoing a re-branding.
In this role, she will work with CEO Chip Miceli and help guide the four-location firm through a re-branding effort, which will incorporate the firm's different services and products under one name and one website, as well as building and implementing an eCommerce site.
The Lake Villa native and University of Kansas graduate first joined Des Plaines Office Equipment in 2017 as a Sales Specialist in their Chicago location but was recently promoted to assist with the firm's ongoing marketing initiatives. Des Plaines Office Equipment, in the last several years, expanded its reach from its three Chicago locations into Northern Indiana, with the acquisition and subsequent merger of Kramer & Leonard's and McShane's, in Chesterton. With these additional locations, the company has expanded its offerings to include office furniture, furniture design and office products.
Additionally, the company will re-brand under the name Pulse Technology; and the initial phase of this effort will be the re-naming of their Indiana properties under the Pulse banner. She is working to integrate all of the firm's marketing materials to reflect the new name and the additional offerings. "We are working toward being a one-stop shop," she said.
She brings a strong resume in numerous fields, including healthcare, technology, web design, sales, communications, and business to her expanded role. In addition to her degree from the University of Kansas, she also received a certificate in full stack development through Trilogy's Coding Bootcamp at Northwestern University.
Throughout college, she held a part-time internship at a software development company where she worked primarily with higher education health science programs across the U.S.
Barrera is also upgrading the firm's individual websites as well as developing one site for the Pulse Technology platform, which will move many of the company's products onto an ecommerce site.
In her out-of-office time, she is very involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). She and her family work together in fundraising for and participation in the annual JDRF Walk in Libertyville, IL. "This past year, I worked to create a website for our fundraising events." Their team, "TeamAROCK" hosts numerous events to help the organization grow and in its first year, TeamAROCK raised more than $20,000 for JDRF in loving memory of her cousin Aaron.
Chip Miceli, President of Des Plaines Office Equipment, said, "Megan is a hard-working and creative professional who is doing a great job to assist us through some significant changes to our organization. We are very pleased to be able to promote her to take on these challenges on our behalf. We all see that our landscaping is changing as are the ways in which we market to customers and potential customers. We look forward to Megan's assistance and guidance as we continue to expand."
About Des Plaines Office Equipment
Des Plaines Office Equipment (DPOE), a 60+ year old, second-generation family business, is a leader in the field of print management, including multi-function printers and It/technology solutions, serving the greater Chicago area since 1955. Today, DPOE operates three Chicago area locations: its headquarters in Carol Stream, and a location in Chicago (211 West Wacker Drive) and Rockford (Loves Park, IL). Additionally, DPOE has partnered with several Indiana companies and maintains several locations there as well. DPOE is a leading provider of Sharp office equipment, Kyocera and VOIP telephone systems. The company offers the Sharp Aquos Board, an interactive display system, and customized video wall in its product line. DPOE provides products and services to a diverse client base that includes schools, hospitals, law offices, accounting firms, and financial institutions, among others. The firm has won the Sharp Document's Hyakuman Kai award for sales excellence since 1988 and the Elite Dealer by The Week in Imaging since 2007. In 2018, DPOE was named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States. DPOE maintains corporate headquarters at 262 Carlton Drive, Carol Stream, Il. The firm is active in a number of area civic organizations, including the Greater O'Hare Business Association, the Small Business Advocacy Council, the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce and the Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce. For additional information, please call 847-879-6400 or visit www.dpoe.com. The company is on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/