KDV Label Hires New CFO

Press Release
Waukesha, WI, July 22 2023

For more information, contact: Jay Radtke, Senior Managing Director, 414-727-6405

KDV Label, LLC welcomes Chris Derra as Chief Financial Officer. Chris brings more than 20 years of experience in finance and operations including tenures at Johnson Controls and most recently, Bostik.

“Chris truly is a dynamic leader.,” said Keith Walz, President and CEO of KDV Label, LLC, “Her experience and familiarity with our industry have already proven to be an asset.”

As Global Finance Director for the Advanced Packaging and Converting segment at Bostik, Chris built on her proven track record of managing continuous process improvement, profit optimization, and revenue growth strategy formulation, as well as growing teams to achieve organizational objectives.

“KDV has an outstanding reputation along with a history of growth,” says Chris Derra, “and I’m excited to bring my leadership and skillset to KDV to accelerate the growth trajectory.”

Chris has a strong background in implementing operational efficiencies, processes, and systems to drive successful financial results for mid-market and multinational organizations. This experience is paired with skillsets in revenue and earnings growth strategy formulation making Chris an excellent fit for KDV.

Chris holds a Master of Business Administration from Murray State University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Marquette University.

About KDV

KDV Label, LLC is a label manufacturer for a diverse set of consumer end markets including beverage, food, health and beauty, automotive, and specialty consumer goods headquartered in Waukesha, WI. Leading with service since 1974, brands choose KDV for the craftsmanship, creativity, collaboration, and care we put into working with each customer, not to mention working hard to help ensure our customers get the best value for their label packaging dollar, including, pressure sensitive, digital, unsupported film, promotional, variable content, and expanded content labels. More information can be found at www.kdvlabel.com.

About Mason Wells

Mason Wells is a Milwaukee-based private equity firm that has raised $2.4 billion in aggregate across five independent buyout funds. The firm is currently investing out of Mason Wells Buyout Fund V, a $767 million fund. Since Mason Wells was formed in 1998, its buyout funds have invested in four specific industry sectors: Consumer Packaged Goods, Outsourced Business Services, Engineered Products & Services, and Packaging Materials & Converting. For more information related to Mason Wells, please visit the firm’s website at www.masonwells.com.

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