BERNE, Ind. -- Chuck Croft is the new CEO for DRG, parent company of Annie’s and SFG.Croft, who has been on the DRG board since February 2016, is replacing David McKee, who is retiring in December after 11 years in the role.
DRG is owned by the Muselman family of Berne. Roger Muselman, chairman, and Tom Muselman, president, oversee the company as well as other diverse family business interests.
Annie’s is a direct-to-consumer media company focused on craft, home décor and nostalgia products, including magazines, continuities, retail products, streaming video and TV programming.
SFG is a technology and marketing services organization with core strengths in fulfillment and information management. It serves companies in ecommerce, consumer goods and media industries, and associations.
"Most business owners do not have the good fortune in their lifetime to work with one person of the caliber of David and Chuck, let alone two," Roger Muselman said. "We are very thankful and continue to be bullish about our future."
Croft, 54, worked for Kalmbach Publishing Co. for 18 years, including the last four as president, and served on its board of directors. He was on the MPA-The Association of Magazine Media's IMAG advisory board from 2007-2016.
More recently he has worked as vice president of finance and administration for the Milwaukee Rescue Mission, a Christian-based non-profit that serves the homeless, hungry and poor in Milwaukee.
DRG (DRGnetwork.com) is part of the third-generation Muselman family business headquartered in Berne, Ind., near Fort Wayne. It is comprised of two divisions: Annie's and SFG. The Muselman business began in 1925 with the founding of Economy Printing Concern in Berne. EP Graphics, as it is known today, is still owned by the Muselman family. It specializes in high-quality, four-color web printing for catalogs and magazines.
Annie's (Annies-Publishing.com) is well known to crafters and nostalgia buffs for its print and digital magazines, pattern books and other related products, sold primarily via mail, websites and catalogs.
SFG (StrategicFulfillment.com) provides state-of-the-art fulfillment and database marketing services out of a 140,000-square-foot facility in East Texas.
The Muselman business began in 1925 with the founding of Economy Printing Concern in Berne. EP Graphics, as it is known today, is still owned by the Muselman family. It specializes in high-quality, four-color web printing for catalogs and magazines.