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Introducing Drytac

Introducing Drytac

Watch this video for a brief introduction to the world of Drytac, adhesive coating experts for the graphics finishing industry, including its staff, products and core values

Welcome to the World of Drytac

Since our inception in 1976, Drytac has evolved into a highly regarded manufacturer of adhesive-coated products. With offices around the globe and manufacturing facilities in the United Kingdom and Canada, Drytac serves a truly international marketplace. Our core product line consists of a wide range of self-adhesive print media, pressure sensitive and heat-activated overlaminating films, double-sided mounting adhesives, roller laminators, and portable displays.

Well known Drytac trademarks include SpotOn®, ReTac®, ViziPrint®, Polar®, WipeErase™, ChalkMate™, Facemount®, Emerytex®, JetMounter™, and other premium brands such as BannerBug®, which is exclusively available through Drytac.

Our unique ability to manage all phases of the customer experience - product quality and performance; manufacturing and distribution; training and technical support; and excellent customer service - is what sets us apart in the industry.

Markets and Businesses

With our extensive range of products, Drytac serves virtually every facet of the graphic arts market, including:

Wide-Format Display
Picture Framing
Advertising Agencies
Exhibition and Graphic Display
Photo Labs
Commercial Printers
In-House Print Departments
Screen Printers
  • Wide-Format Display
  • Exhibition and Graphic Display
  • Picture Framing
  • Sign Making
  • Photo Labs
  • Commercial Printers
  • Copy Shops
  • In-House Print Departments
  • Screen Printers
  • Advertising Agencies
  • DrytacEUROPE
  • DrytacUS
  • DrytacCANADA
Richard Kelley

In 1963 at the age of 18, Richard left his home in England and immigrated to Canada. For seven years, he was employed in the transportation and food industries. With a keen desire to own his own business, Richard decided to test the waters by starting a small manufacturing business in Ottawa, Canada producing laminated gift and promotional products. In 1972, he obtained the Canadian distributorship for Ademco, a UK supplier of mounting adhesives, heatset films and equipment. Following Ademco's restructuring four years later, Richard established his own brand - Drytac.

Fast forward 33 years and Drytac now has locations in Canada, the United States and Europe supplying a comprehensive range of films, adhesives, liquid laminates, and finishing equipment to customers in the sign, display and graphic industries worldwide.

Hayden Kelley

As CEO, Hayden Kelley is charged with shaping the future of Drytac. His primary responsibility is to strengthen the brand through innovative product development, collaborative partnerships and streamlined costs. Hayden remains committed to forward-thinking corporate strategies that create tangible value and lead to sustainable growth and profitability, all while building strong relationships with customers and business partners across the globe.

A graduate of Dalhousie University with a BA in Economics and MBA in International Business, Hayden's previous roles include regional sales manager for Drytac’s Western United States territory; vice president of sales and marketing for Drytac Canada; and investment advisor for BMO Nesbitt Burns, a position for which he also received CSE, CPH, WME, and LLQP designations. He also currently serves as managing director of Drytac Europe.

Jerry Hill
Vice President, Business Development

Jerry Hill has over 20 years of experience in the printing and paper industries. He joined Drytac in 2001 and is now the Vice President of Business Development for North and South America. He is responsible for developing new, non-traditional markets for the Drytac line of products.

Prior to Drytac, Jerry worked for Rexam Graphics (now Intelicoat Technologies) for 17 years. While managing several territories he gained extensive product knowledge selling diazo phototool films, electroluminescent films, and ink jet coated media and ultimately managing the dealer network for North and South America. Jerry holds a bachelors degree in economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and is a graduate of the The Horizon Program at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Business.

Darren Speizer
Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Darren Speizer has more than 15 years of experience leading sales teams and developing strategic business relationships. As Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Darren is responsible for developing and implementing strategic business initiatives in the U.S. and Canada. He oversees the sales and marketing teams in both regions and is charged with expanding Drytac's distribution network and national accounts.

In his previous role, he served as Director of Channel Sales for ACCO Brands Corporation (SEAL & GBC brands), where he managed inside and outside sales teams, established business strategies and marketing plans, and handled contract negotiations and supply agreements. Prior to that, Darren was Director of Sales, Eastern U.S. for Neschen Americas, recruiting, hiring and managing a national sales team as well as developing and executing channel strategies to drive market growth. 

Educated at the Rochester Institute of Technology with a focus on imaging and photographic technology, Darren is well respected for his leadership, business acumen and industry knowledge.

Sandy Riggs
Customer Service

Sandy has been an asset to Drytac for over 15 years. Besides assisting customers on a daily basis with product information and order requests, she also processes monthly customer statements and accounts receivable.

Amy Alfonso
Customer Service

Amy has been with Drytac for more than 10 years. She handles all aspects of customer orders and requests to ensure customers receive the products they need in a timely manner. 

Helen O'Bryant
Customer Service

With 20 years of service to Drytac, Helen is very knowledgeable about a wide variety of Drytac products, including the company's line of banner stands and portable displays. She manages inventory of banner stand and portable display products and assists customers with special order requests. Helen holds a B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.