Our mission is simple– deliver superior quality graphics with the best damn service you’ve ever enjoyed from a printer. We stand behind all we do and guarantee your satisfaction. Other than our names, what else do you need to know about our large format printing services?
Partner & President
Eric is a Marine Corps veteran, serving as an Intelligence Analyst for an Electronic Warfare Squadron. His 20+ year private sector background includes 13 years as a regional sales manager for a group of broadcast television stations, where he forged a radical sales structure model that is now implemented by over 170 television stations nationwide. Following his broadcast tenure, Eric launched a start-up mobile company, which was quickly absorbed by a competitor; then joining the competitor, Eric became VP of Sales, taking the company from $680k to $5 million in annual revenue over the next 4 years when it was then acquired by a prominent agency. Eric’s launch of SpeedPro Chicago Loop was born out of the desire leverage a career in advertising and marketing, coupled with aspiration to lead an organization that prided itself on its innovative and supportive culture while being a great local corporate citizen.
Eric is an avid camper and shooter, enjoying rustic outdoor activities whenever he can escape. He is active in the military veteran community, serving as the Communications Officer and Alumni Director for Project Relo and sits on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Marines Foundation.
Partner & Vice President
Passionate, enthusiastic, problem solver who loves to communicate and construct creative marketing solutions. Rebecca spent fifteen years developing a successful sales and marketing career as a key leader formulating creative marketing solutions for Katz Media Group. Rebecca rose through the ranks from Sales Intern to Team Manager & Mentor; recognized as an adept problem solver, negotiator and motivational force. Rebecca serves the critical role of cultivating our pivotal partnerships, stewarding client service, as well as assuming various operational and leadership functions. Rebecca’s goals are to focus on continued growth and innovation solutions while always ensuring extraordinary customer service. Rebecca is a two time finisher of the Chicago Marathon, holds a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo with over 20 years of Martial Arts Experience.
Rebecca serves as the President of the Franchise Advisor Council for the SpeedPro system, as well as Executive Board Member/Treasurer of the Media Advertising Club of Chicago (MAC) and sits on the Board of Directors/Member Liason for the Small Business Advocacy Council.
Director: Facilities and Installations
Jeff Hansen is a decorated United States Marine Corps veteran with two combat tours in Iraq under his belt. He hails from San Antonio, Texas and has proven himself an indispensable multi-role player, adept at a myriad of skills.
Originally supporting the SpeedPro Chicago Loop team in part-time roles when we needed to scale up for large projects, his innate leadership presence coupled with area expertise in carpentry and electric brought benefits we hadn’t imagined. He is a graduate of the Wensco vinyl installation course for vehicles and walls, and scheduled to attend the 3M certification course for installation in early 2022.
Jeff is the father to a wonderful young daughter, and when not working, you can find him riding with his Harley club, dirt-biking, camping, shooting or supporting a veteran cause.
Kent Fremuth is a second generation art director with an eye for design. After 5 years with an agency here in Chicago he decided to make the switch to print. With over a decade of large format experiences working for clients like Arby‘s, Frito lay, Visual Marketing and a long list of others. Kent’s knowledge and forward thinking makes him an invaluable tool in helping support our clientele and producing one of a kind graphics that create Surface Impact! With experience ranging from variable data management to constructing free-standing displays in addition to conventional large format graphic applications, he’s a power house in our production team. Embracing a can-do attitude and believing that anything is possible, his experience at long-established shops and wildly creative perspective is instrumental to SpeedPro Chicago Loop’s plan for growth.
Director: Process Optimization
Natalie James is a Florida native with over a decade of experience in the printing industry. She joined the print world at 21 years old, largely self-taught, building her resume with both large and small production shops and developing an expertise on the high-speed cutting technology of a CNC. We have come to know Natalie as passionate, driven and ambitious, making her mark at SpeedPro Chicago Loop immediately after her arrival.
Natalie is an aspiring artist and in her off-time, we learned that she enjoy’s crochet, making knitwear for the homeless and giving her goods out to those in need.
Designer & Videographer
Madison was admittedly the coolest cat at SpeedPro Chicago Loop, but sadly for us she now works remotely from her home in Ohio.
Why do we think she’s so damn cool? Well, she’s a musician, videographer, photographer, editor, actress, skater, skier, accomplished athlete– yep, she’s all that and a bag of chips!
A 2018 graduate of Columbia College with a BA in Interdisciplinary Arts (Cinema Arts & Science) she is an unassuming but multitalented powerhouse with limitless ambition and desire to utilize her talents. Madison’s experience includes working in programs such as Final Cut, Logic Pro X, Premiere, Photoshop, etc. and also includes creating a variety of different works of art/artistic product that derive from filmmaking, editing, songwriting, and designing. Musically, she performs live as a solo artist, with a band, and on-camera to create online cover videos. Over the more recent years, Madison has begun her on-set experience as an actress and co-producer along with off-set experience as a post editor, post organizer, and composer/music scorer.