Designing For Disruption

Founded in 2001, DELK has experienced steady growth. We have built a reputation for excellence in distribution, innovation in design and relationship in business. DELK holds numerous patents and trademarks in both domestic and international markets.

GROWTH

Through the expansion of our brands and product portfolio, we’ve placed millions of products in the hands of consumers around the world. As our reach has grown, so has our team, network and commitment to creating a fresh perspective in mature categories.

PHILOSOPHY

Founded upon an entrepreneurial way of thinking, DELK empowers each associate to dream, design and deliver. Whether a new product concept or an operational enhancement, each of our team members has a voice and the ability to make a difference in the way we do business.

CHANNELS

With distribution throughout the North America, Europe and Asia, we understand the unique needs of each region and the audience of each retailer. Our retail and distribution partners rely on us to stay ahead of the market and constantly elevate our product offerings – resulting in increased profitability throughout the value chain.

Our Inspiration

We are inspired by the gap that exists in-between people and objects. In that space, creative thinking can transform new ideas into reality and solve problems in an unexpected way.

Design Approach

We have a rich history of product development with experience developing items people love by putting the user first in everything we do. We are a group of proven innovators with deep, diverse problem-solving skills.

Meet Our Leadership

Don Barnes

Don Barnes

President

Don’s passion for finding great product ideas that make life easier has led him to visit over 25 countries - and the quest is not over yet! His vision for delivering multi-functional products that meet unique market needs is what keeps DELK on its toes.

Caroline Frisbee

Caroline Frisbee

VP/General Manager

A 15-year veteran in consumer brands, Caroline has worked for several Fortune 500 companies including General Mills, Pepsi Bottling Group, Church & Dwight, and E&J Gallo Winery. Her unique ability to see the big picture and not miss the fine details makes her an asset to DELK and its customers.

Luke Michas

Luke Michas

VP of Product Development & Creative Services

An expert in innovative product design and development, Luke is the creative engine that powers DELK’s product portfolios. His achievements include 28 utility and design patents as well as over 20 years’ experience in designing product, packaging and merchandising ideas that create profitable, high-volume sales activity in competitive brand driven markets.

James Finney

James Finney

Business Planning Manager

With a diverse background in manufacturing quality, product development and category management, James helps drive DELK’s new market expansion. As one of our resident MYCHANICs, he’s also a consummate test subject.

Glen Clem

Glen Clem

National Sales Director

Glen is passionate in building brands that offer premium products and that focus on customer relationships. He wields over 20 years of successful sales and national account management experience in numerous channels from national, region, B2B, OEM and direct accounts.