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Dick and Karen Vaughn conceived KDV in Waukesha, Wisconsin in 1974. Since the first day, the guiding philosophy of the company has never changed. Hard work, ingenuity and experience combined with the latest in technology to provide high quality labels and packaging to a diverse group of customers nationwide.

Dedication to customer satisfaction has made KDV a highly productive, highly competent supplier, currently serving customers in over 40 US States and several countries. Our company has an extensive versatile equipment list capable of producing a very broad range of packaging products from narrow gauge film for the beverage industry to highly durable labels for the most challenging of industrial environments.

KDV has built a national reputation for producing the highest quality four-color process printing. We produce narrow gauge film products as well as Coupons and Point of Purchase materials with a phenomenal degree of accuracy and consistency.

Our goal is quite simple. “We will produce the highest quality product, on time, at the lowest possible total cost.” This is the competitive advantage that assures our continued growth and success. Contact KDV to discuss how we can put our versatile equipment and dynamic, capable employees to work for you.


The History of KDV

Producing high Quality Labels Since 1974

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KDV's Ongoing Commitment to Environmental Responsibility

KDV takes pride in our commitment not only to our customers but also to our environment.

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Product & Technology Leadership

Environmental sustainability is the ability to maintain the qualities that are valued in the physical environment.

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What Makes KDV

KDV will produce all products with the highest attention to detail. Our reputation for quality is a source of great pride and we will live up to that reputation consistently and in a manner of continuous improvement.

KDV utilizes a thorough internal quality improvement program to detect, report and correct any flaws in our system, our equipment, and to provide opportunities for additional training or development of our employees.

KDV has a wide range of high quality printing equipment. This equipment can consistently produce a very diverse product mix, from the simplest one color UPC code to a 14 color, 10″ or 24″ repositionable label with printing on the adhesive and polypropylene lamination.

KDV has consistently invested in new, highly efficient and user-friendly equipment. This has enabled us to meet our waste reduction and production speed objectives.

KDV is a team of motivated, conscientious and capable employees who understand that the customer is the most important element to the long-term health of the company. They also know and believe that attention to detail and successful execution of customer specific requirements are the keys to our success.

KDV has been a leader in the label industry for over 40 years. The family owned company is strong and built to last. The founding partners are still very much involved in day to day operations, and the second generation of leadership is in place to continue the successes of the first 40 years.

Markets we serve

Consumer Goods 80
Food 70
Beverage 60
Promotional 25
Dairy 90

Meet Our Team


Dick Vaughn
Dick VaughnCEO & Co-Founder
Dick has spent the vast majority of his working life in the printing industry. He and his wife Karen established KDV in 1974, and he has driven KDV into the 21st century with his entrepreneurial spirit and infectious passion for customer satisfaction.

Dick’s experiences and ability to find areas where KDV can continue to improve performance and build upon strengths is both invaluable and uncanny. His drive for KDV to be the best it can be is the life blood of the company.

Karen Vaughn
Karen VaughnVice President
Co-founding KDV in 1974, Karen has been intimately involved with the administration of the company since its inception. Karen has kept the business administration technology in line with the company’s growing technology needs.

Karen’s common sense and caring approach to the business has made KDV a great corporate citizen with an excellent working environment for its employees.

Shane Vaughn
Shane VaughnPresident
Shane represents the second generation of family leadership at KDV. He has been involved in different capacities of the business since 1995. Shane currently oversees day to day operations with an emphasis on manufacturing, vendor relationships and quality.

Shane has brought a new dimension of management to KDV. He has injected KDV with his own thoughts and ideas, as well as good old fashioned hard work. His ingenuity and drive has helped move KDV forward into the 21st century. At the same time he helps to preserve the great fundamental principles of the KDV culture.

Andrew J. Hulen CPA
Andrew J. Hulen CPAChief Financial Officer
Andy has been with KDV since 1999 after 10 years in Public Accounting. He graduated Cum Laude from UW Whitewater with a business administration degree. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Wisconsin Institute of Public Accountants. Andy’s practical knowledge and understanding of the printing industry is a great asset to the company.
Keith Seidel
Keith SeidelTechnical Application manager
Keith has 40 plus years of production and management experience in the label printing industry. He has been with KDV since 1976.
Keith’s role as liaison between pre-press and production has driven KDV to exceptional quality levels and kept us in the forefront of flexographic printing.


Darrell O'Brien
Darrell O'BrienPresident of Sales
Darrell has been in the printing industry since leaving his native England in 1984. In 1993 Darrell joined KDV and has worked in production management and sales. Since 1997 his responsibilities have been in national and regional sales development and service.
Harry Frank
Harry FrankVice President of Sales
Harry has been in the printing industry for 35 years. He has been with KDV for more than 22 years. Harry handles accounts in the Midwest and continues to focus on new account development and solidifying existing account relationships.
Tim Eutsler
Tim EutslerCT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NJ, NH, NY, PA, VT
Tim represents KDV in the North East United States. Tim has over 25 years experience in direct sales and has been with KDV since 2001. His primary role for KDV is key account management.

Customer Service

Shelly Tallinger
Shelly TallingerCustomer Service Manager
Lori Serkowski
Lori SerkowskiCustomer Service
Vickie McBride
Vickie McBrideCustomer Service
Michelle Vant
Michelle VantCustomer Service
Steve McBride
Steve McBrideIT Manager / Customer Service

Some of Our Clients


With the KDV Label customer portal you are just clicks away from finding out details of Items, Orders, Shipments, and Inventory.
All data you see is up to the minute and will allow you to see everything you need to drive your business decisions.
If you have any questions on this system please contact your customer service representative.

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Access your current PDF library using KDV’s Web File Manager.
If you would like access to either of these or would like to see a demo or if you have any questions on this system please contact your customer service representative.

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