Meet the Team

Michelle Fontaine-Calkins
President

Michelle has a Business Administration degree from Albertus Magnus College.

In 1991 together with her father Ken Fontaine she incorporated Midagraphics, Inc. Her mother Maria Fontaine named the business after Michelle “MI and Dana “DA” her late son, and they slowly replaced a 40 person commercial art department. The new Macs, scanners and thermal printers forged a new direction for them to run a successful high tech prepress services company for the flexible packaging industry. In 2001 Midagraphics moved into the family owned, privately held converting business, Amgraph Packaging, Inc., where she became the Prepress Manager; she managed the offset, gravure and flexo prepress and tooling procurement, here she thrived and was the integral player that trialed and developed the transition into Gravure Copper Sleeves, a real game changer back in to 2001. After her father’s passing in 2007, Michelle became President of Midagraphics. In addition, the last 12 years, her drive for excellence and continuous improvement achievements landed her in the latest role of Continuous Improvement Manager for Amgraph. There she has been able to apply her keen ability to bring the best of breed into the business and maintain her hands on approach while pioneering new technologies to the printing industry.

Monik Fontaine
Administration & Finance Manager

Monik studied design in Colombia, her native country. Moved to the United States in 2000. In 2003, she went back to school; and in 2007, she graduated with Cum Laude in Marketing and Business Administration. Followed by another degree in Social Science from UConn, in which she also graduated with honors.

Furthermore, Monik loves art and enjoys it in all its harmonious forms. She has served as a member of Rotary Club from 2004-2009 as well as Autism Resources for Southeastern CT. Additionally, Monik was part of a local Public School Council in 2010. She has also been featured in various newspapers as the face of Latina Women in order to change the stereotypes of immigrants in 2005, 2008 and 2010. Monik ran the After School Art program at a local Catholic School. She also ran the art program for a local Recreation Department from 2009-2011 and served as education in a local public school district from 2010-2016.

Diane Cook
Prepress Team Leader

Education:
Graphic Arts
Three River’s Community College

Industry Experience:
12 years of Commercial Printing
18 years Packaging Prepress

Diane has been with the Midagraphics Team for 18 years. She is trained in Fine Arts and has worked in the printing industry for over 30 years. Her start was in the commercial printing business, designing and creating Travel Magazines, Business Brochures, Entertainment Materials and Newsletters.

In addition to commercial printing she has over 18 years in the packaging industry working with Major National and International accounts. Diane is also responsible for communications and purchasing of gravure cylinders and sleeves for our sister company.

Her design expertise and communication skills working with customers will bring your ideas to life.

Bob Beaulac
VP Marketing

Industry leader in Graphic Arts and Print Solutions.

Owner of Berkshire/Westwood Graphics Group for 28 years I took my extensive print background to SGK Branded solutions and Midagraphics, to continue my quest for marketing color and Branding through Print.

Midagraphics, M I Color system, is my passion. I get to work with Brand Managers and give their designers unique color applications that bring their campaigns to life.

In the Marketing world, Color is the difference that allows our clients to stand out.

Doug Earl
Systems Administrator

Education:
Bachelor of Science
School of Printing Management
and Sciences
Rochester Institue of Technology

Industry Experience:
27 years packaging industry

Doug graduated from RIT’s School of Printing Management and Sciences in 1990. Upon graduation Doug accepted a full time position at Federal Paperboard’s folding carton plant in Versailles, CT. Working mainly as a Graphics Coordinator, Doug procured film, proofs and oversaw platemaking in the plant. A few years later Federal sold their carton division, including three plants, to a new company called Oak Tree Packaging. With the sale Doug transferred employment to Oak Tree and was given the task of setting up and running a prepress division for the three carton plants. The new division processed files, output films, made proofs and stepped flats for Oak Tree and later Caraustar. In 1998 Doug accepted a position with Midagraphics, Inc. in Versailles as Prepress Systems Manager and is still with the company today. Midagraphics is the sister company to Amgraph Packaging Corp. and located inside Amgraph’s flexible packaging plant. In his role, Doug maintains the prepress system for Midagraphics and provides consulting services to Amgraph’s rotogravure and web offset printing departments

Karen Cregeur
Lead Operator

Education:
Bachelor of Fine Arts in
Visual Communication
Maryland Institute College
of Art

Industry Experience:
12 years of Flexo Prepress
17 years Packaging Prepress

Karen has 29 years experience in the prepress field with the knowledge to make sure that your files are set up to print properly. She interfaces regularly with printing staff to make sure we achieve a high quality final product.

Karen is a Macintosh specialist and an expert at all types of application files and well versed in addressing any production challenges.