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A portrait of David Schawk

David A. Schawk

Matthews International, Office of the President, SGK Group President

Some years after attending St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy, David Schawk entered what was a family business in the late 1970s. Learning the business from the ground up, he immersed himself in all aspects of its operations and managed the operations of one of the company’s plants under the watchful eye of his entrepreneurial father.

Fifteen years later, David’s responsibilities had grown to overseeing more than 15 of the company’s plants. In 1993, he was elected President and Chief Executive Officer of Schawk, Inc.

Under David’s leadership, the company, rebranded SGK, grew into a global provider of brand development and brand deployment services to many of the world’s biggest companies and brands. In 2012, David relinquished the role of President to focus on serving the company as Chief Executive Officer.

In 2014, SGK was acquired by Matthews International Corporation and David was named President of the SGK Brand Solutions group. In 2017, David moved into a new role in the Matthews International Office of The President. In this role, he is focused on strategic planning and potential acquisitions for SGK.

Today, David serves as Group President of SGK, the brand solutions segment of the company. He is also part of the Matthews Executive Leadership Team.

David has served in leadership capacities on the boards of both national industry associations and global non-profit organizations.