Dale is the founder and President of Flexlink LLC, which imports, converts and distributes specialty papers, films, and laminations throughout the Americas. Flexlink serves several niche’ markets requiring ultra-pure fibers and chemical control as well as papers with special additives to provide hold-out, heat/flame resistance and filtering properties. He has spent the last 23 years working in the specialty paper sector and has expertise in operations, converting, distribution, channel management and marketing.
After receiving his Executive MBA from Case Western Reserve University in 2004, Dale started Flexlink LLC. He recognized a need among medium-sized manufacturers for papers that were tailored to their exact needs. Flexlink is now a global company with domestic and international suppliers. It maintains distribution centers in Cleveland, OH and Philadelphia, PA and markets products nationwide and on three continents including numerous countries in Latin America.
Dale is passionate about new product development, utilizing alternative fibers, solving complex distribution problems and often advises start-ups on ways to leverage their unique selling proposition add growth and scale up. He serves on the Board of Advisors for Folia Water which is a start-up company that aims to manufacture and market paper filters to purify drinking water for consumers in developing nations.
Dale grew in the paper industry in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He and his wife, Silvia, are raising 10-year-old triplets and reside in Shaker Heights, OH.