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What did you do before becoming President?

As the founder’s son, I started working at Randal in high school. Between my senior year and my four years at Elmhurst College, I worked in all production departments of our shop, in addition to dabbling in the car detailing industry. After college, I joined Randal full-time, doing ACAD design for a year and then becoming shop foreman. In 1990, when Phil passed away, I took over his role as head salesman and president.

What’s the best part of your job?

Working with our team to develop strategies that will elevate our customers to next level, and watching each member of the team grow and take on more responsibility. I also enjoy constantly looking for ways to improve our manufacturing through technology and the latest machinery.

Where can you be found when you’re not working?

Skiing, playing hockey, snowmobiling, hunting or spending time with family and friends.

What’s something people would be surprised to know about you?

I am a softy at heart.

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What did you do before becoming Senior Vice President?

Before joining Randal, my father’s business, I was a strategic marketing analyst at Deltak. I came on board at Randal as IT Director, implementing computerized solutions to make our shop management, estimating and accounting more efficient. I then became the VP of Sales & Marketing, transitioning the company from a magazine display provider to a retail fixture manufacturer. I’ve been Senior Vice President since 2006.

What’s the best part of your job?

What I enjoy most is strengthening and evolving the Randal brand. I find great joy in watching our employees, processes and products improve and grow. Randal offers me a unique opportunity to lead an amazing group of people who we consider to be part of our family.

Where can you be found when you’re not working?

Reading books!

What’s something people would be surprised to know about you?

I dream of writing a book one day.

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What did you do before becoming the VP of Operations?

I started out as a milling area supervisor at Merico in Yuba City, California, making waterbeds and dressers. Then I was a cabinet maker at N&J Custom Cabinets before joining the U.S. Air Force.

What’s the best part of your job?

I enjoy our Randal team. We work really well together to see the customer’s vision come to life.

What’s something people would be surprised to know about you?

Back in the ‘80s, I was a journeyman technician with top secret clearance working on the SR-71 Blackbird and Lockheed U2-TR1 spy planes.

Which retailers do you frequent the most?

Menards, Ace Hardware and Chili’s for food.

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What did you do before becoming VP of Sales and Marketing?

Prior to joining Randal 17 years ago, I spent 10 years in the printing industry.

What’s the best part of your job?

I enjoy working with our customers to help them solve their problems – we truly position ourselves as part of their team. At Randal, we are all family. We laugh, argue and yell just like every other family, but we all care about each other and at the end of the day, we are all pulling on the same end of the rope.

What’s something people would be surprised to know about you?

I have three grandchildren and one tattoo.

Which retailers do you frequent the most?

Stores where I find the design inspiring: Frye, Apple, Ralph Lauren, Anthropologie, The Art of Shaving, Big Star, Little Goat Diner.

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What did you do before becoming Director of Sales?

Prior to Randal, I worked as a carpenter, roofer and hardwood flooring and tile installer. Here at Randal, I’ve held roles as a project manager, estimator, shop foreman and shop supervisor.

What’s the best part of your job?

The best part of working at Randal is working with customers to turn their visions into a reality. I also love that this is family-owned business where everyone is treated like family.

Where can you be found when you’re not working?

Playing sports with my wife and two kids, who are four and nine, snowboarding, biking. I’m also a musician, and can be found playing with my band from time-to-time in Chicagoland clubs.

What’s something people would be surprised to know about you?

I am very interested in astronomy and the construction of ancient pyramids and temples.

Randal Retail Group team member

Chris Randazzo

President

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What did you do before becoming President?

As the founder’s son, I started working at Randal in high school. Between my senior year and my four years at Elmhurst College, I worked in all production departments of our shop, in addition to dabbling in the car detailing industry. After college, I joined Randal full-time, doing ACAD design for a year and then becoming shop foreman. In 1990, when Phil passed away, I took over his role as head salesman and president.

What’s the best part of your job?

Working with our team to develop strategies that will elevate our customers to next level, and watching each member of the team grow and take on more responsibility. I also enjoy constantly looking for ways to improve our manufacturing through technology and the latest machinery.

Where can you be found when you’re not working?

Skiing, playing hockey, snowmobiling, hunting or spending time with family and friends.

What’s something people would be surprised to know about you?

I am a softy at heart.

Randal Retail Group team member

Thea Sakelaris

Senior Vice President

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What did you do before becoming Senior Vice President?

Before joining Randal, my father’s business, I was a strategic marketing analyst at Deltak. I came on board at Randal as IT Director, implementing computerized solutions to make our shop management, estimating and accounting more efficient. I then became the VP of Sales & Marketing, transitioning the company from a magazine display provider to a retail fixture manufacturer. I’ve been Senior Vice President since 2006.

What’s the best part of your job?

What I enjoy most is strengthening and evolving the Randal brand. I find great joy in watching our employees, processes and products improve and grow. Randal offers me a unique opportunity to lead an amazing group of people who we consider to be part of our family.

Where can you be found when you’re not working?

Reading books!

What’s something people would be surprised to know about you?

I dream of writing a book one day.

Randal Retail Group team member

Michael Kunert

VP of Operations

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What did you do before becoming the VP of Operations?

I started out as a milling area supervisor at Merico in Yuba City, California, making waterbeds and dressers. Then I was a cabinet maker at N&J Custom Cabinets before joining the U.S. Air Force.

What’s the best part of your job?

I enjoy our Randal team. We work really well together to see the customer’s vision come to life.

What’s something people would be surprised to know about you?

Back in the ‘80s, I was a journeyman technician with top secret clearance working on the SR-71 Blackbird and Lockheed U2-TR1 spy planes.

Which retailers do you frequent the most?

Menards, Ace Hardware and Chili’s for food.

Randal Retail Group team member

Chuck Bray

VP of Sales and Marketing

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What did you do before becoming VP of Sales and Marketing?

Prior to joining Randal 17 years ago, I spent 10 years in the printing industry.

What’s the best part of your job?

I enjoy working with our customers to help them solve their problems – we truly position ourselves as part of their team. At Randal, we are all family. We laugh, argue and yell just like every other family, but we all care about each other and at the end of the day, we are all pulling on the same end of the rope.

What’s something people would be surprised to know about you?

I have three grandchildren and one tattoo.

Which retailers do you frequent the most?

Stores where I find the design inspiring: Frye, Apple, Ralph Lauren, Anthropologie, The Art of Shaving, Big Star, Little Goat Diner.

Randal Retail Group team member

Bryan Stritzel

Director of Sales

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What did you do before becoming Director of Sales?

Prior to Randal, I worked as a carpenter, roofer and hardwood flooring and tile installer. Here at Randal, I’ve held roles as a project manager, estimator, shop foreman and shop supervisor.

What’s the best part of your job?

The best part of working at Randal is working with customers to turn their visions into a reality. I also love that this is family-owned business where everyone is treated like family.

Where can you be found when you’re not working?

Playing sports with my wife and two kids, who are four and nine, snowboarding, biking. I’m also a musician, and can be found playing with my band from time-to-time in Chicagoland clubs.

What’s something people would be surprised to know about you?

I am very interested in astronomy and the construction of ancient pyramids and temples.

Randal Retail Group department

Shop & Purchasing Department

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Kyle Dunn

Purchasing ManagerBottom Left

Kyle has many talents: He can cook (Cajun food is his specialty) and brew his own beer.

John Felton

ForemanTop Left

John thinks the best part about working at Randal are the people. Everyone here is like family to John and being able to learn different skills everyday is something that he truly values.

David Johnson

ForemanBottom Center

David has been in the woodworking industry for 22 years.

Nate Gritzner

Senior Shop ForemanTop Right

When he’s not in the shop, you can find him on a lake with a fishing pole in the water.

James Lenning

ForemanBottom Right

A self-described “nerd,” James likes to play Amtgard, a live-action, medieval combat game.

Randal Retail Group department

Engineering

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Tomasz Kozuch

Cabinet EngineerLeft

Mark Kaphengst

Cabinet EngineerCenter

Mark is a true builder at heart, with no fewer than three “shops” in his home: (1) his garage where he works on cars; (2) his computer room where he builds and maintains several machines; and (3) his basement wood shop where he flexes his woodworking muscle.

Jim Thoresen

Cabinet EngineerRight

Randal Retail Group department

Project Management & Estimating

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Chris Breedlove

LeftHead of Estimating and Project Management

If you find yourself visiting a bowling alley around Batavia, look around…Chris is likely in the lane next to you, coaching his kids’ youth teams or working on his own pushaway.

Jennifer Bieszke

Project Manager/EstimatorLeft Center

Jennifer says, “People may be surprised to know I’m a ninja.”

Jonathan Bumbul

Project Manager/EstimatorRight Center

Before joining Randal, Jonathan was a firefighter for the Chicago Fire Department.

Tyler Logan

Project Manager/EstimatorRight

Randal Retail Group department

Customer Service Department

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Lorna Aikins

Office ManagerLeft

When she’s not at the office, Lorna can be found catching up on The Voice or visiting with her grandchildren.

Lisa Handbury

Order Entry & Account ReceivablesCenter

When Lisa is not working, she is gardening in the spring and summer and remodeling her house in the fall and winter. She absolutely loves her flowers, house and all things crafty.

Donna DeLeo

Customer ServiceRight

This 20-year Randal veteran counts Wal-Mart, Kohl’s, Lakeview Grille and O’Malley’s Pub as her favorite retailers.