Meet Our Team
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Name: Dave Howard
Position: CEO aka: “Superlabelman”
About: Dave has been the face of PML for 43 years. He has a real knack for interacting with people and customers alike. His expertise in the Veterinary industry, compassion and outgoing personality has helped make PML the business it is today.
Fun Fact: Dave can be found fly-fishing on various rivers in the west.
Name: Donna (Dave’s sister).
Position: Office Manager Extraordinaire aka: “Miss Donna”
About: Donna has been “holding down the office” since 1994. She sets an excellent example of strong work ethic, time management, customer service expertise and company knowledge for the employees here. She does it all!
Fun Fact: Donna enjoys camping, party planning, playing the piano and spending time with her grandkids.
Name: Lisa (Donna’s sister-in-law)
Position: Customer Engagement Specialist aka: “Lucy Lou”
About: Lisa has been part of the team at PML for over 3 years. She has excellent communication skills and is always helpful and thorough when working with our customers.
Fun Fact: Lisa enjoys the outdoors, gardening, skiing, rafting, photography and spending time with family.
Position: Graphic Artist aka “Beckie Bear”
About: Beckie has been part of PML for 14 years. She brings life to label ideas and holds an extensive knowledge in graphic design.
Fun Fact: Beckie loves outdoor adventures in the Sierras-hiking, camping and especially kayaking. Her Lhasa Apso companion is adept at balancing on the top deck- until he dozes off. Kerplunk!
Name: Frank (Donna’s cousin)
Position: Operations Manager aka: “Franko”
About: Frank has “stuck” with PML for 22 years. He is the adhesive to managing an organized, efficient and safe press dept. His engineering skills, paired with his years of expertise, make him a great asset to our business.
Fun Fact: For 6 months he was legally blind and worked throughout that 6 months producing the best-looking labels he had (never) seen. His eyesight came back magically, but that’s another story. Frank has a passion for magic and humor.
Position: Expedited Pressman aka “Markie-Mark”
About: Mark has been part of the PML team since 1999. He provides exceptional diligence running multiple machines, and is our go-to pressman for expedited requests and processing orders in a timely manner.
Fun Fact: Mark is a retired Air Force veteran, an avid golfer and loves animals.
Position: Spunky Pressman aka “Dewey”
About: Dustin has been part of our team for a year. His spunky and upbeat attitude, along with his ability to quickly acquire the knowledge and skill set required for this job, make him a great asset to our press department.
Fun Fact: Dustin has an acquired taste for “pina coladas and getting caught in the rain.”
Position: Shipping Manager aka “Shippergirl”
About: M.L. has been a strong, dependable member of the PML team for over 4 years. M.L. has a thorough attention to detail, which ensures that our products reach our customers in a timely manner.
Fun Fact: Raider fan extraordinaire!
Founded by Ted Howard in 1971, ParaMedical Labels of Cooo… kamonga Inc. has come a long way from its humble beginnings in the garage of the Howards’ southern CA home. When Ted Howard first started out he was originally working in the pharmaceutical packaging industry. In this industry he frequently interacted with medical doctors, as well as veterinarians. He foresaw a need for pharmaceutical labeling in the veterinary industry and was able to purchase one machine needed to manufacture labels.
Ted happened to be quite the idea man and decided that he wanted to have a company name that people would remember. At this time Ted lived near the city of Cucamonga. After pondering a bit, the name “Cucamonga,” sparked a memory. Comedian Jack Benny had a radio show in the ‘40s and ‘50s. There was a part of the show where Mel Blanc played the part of a conductor calling out “All aboard for Anaheim, Azuza and Cooo. . .kamonga!” (The “ooo…” was exaggerated.) Ted went to the Cucamonga post office and obtained a P.O. box. Most folks thought it was an imaginary place, so when they saw an address in Cucamonga it was something to remember! His idea has worked so well that at veterinary conferences around the U.S. when folks see us and can’t remember our name, they simply say, “Hey, Cooo… kamonga!”
Ted Howard left his legacy of ParaMedical Labels in the hands of his wife, “Delta” Dee Howard, and their son, Dave Howard. After the passing of Ted Howard in 1980, Dee and Dave Howard “ran the show” until Dee retired in 1997. She still pops in every now and then to oversee operations.
ParaMedical Labels has since moved its warehouse to northern California, nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. We have now grown to an excellent team of nine, (including 5 family members!) and manufacture millions of labels in-house each year for animal loving advocates and consumers alike.
Here at ParaMedical Labels, we have a commitment to delivering excellent customer service, where our consumers will never have to deal with an automated system. We strive to deliver exceptional service, and have a proven track record of delivering quality products within a timely manner to our customers throughout the US and Canada. We wouldn’t be the company we are today without our loyal customers- thank you!