Meet the TPH Global Team

Meet our team of global packaging and display experts

David Schmidt


David Schmidt

With 30+ years of experience and expertise in guiding clients’ global supply chains, quality, retail programs, and assorted strategic initiatives, David is responsible for the leadership and growth of TPH Global Solutions.

His focus is on making it easy for TPH clients to get their products to market –profitably and in a manner that leaves retail buyers happy with the results. With this in mind, he can be found participating in client planning meetings and consulting with their design and operations teams to optimize supply chains and improve overall efficiency. David’s team of production and retail channel experts have developed TPH’s global supply chain to support the expanding global programs of TPH clients.

David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Real Estate & Finance from the University of Denver and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He is active in various not-for-profit board and leadership roles.

Rachel Perry

Senior Project Manager

With a packaging degree from Michigan State University, Rachel has expansive knowledge of packaging and displays and managing programs through the retail channels. She has worked at TPH for 16 years, beginning in customer service and later promoted to Project Manager.

Rachel’s attention to detail and communication leaves TPH clients at ease and confident that their programs will be produced accurately and delivered on time.

Ted Natzel

Senior Project Manager

David Schmidt

With an extensive background in prepress, print production and print management, Ted has served in the role of senior project manager, purchasing agent, graphics manager, quality assurance, and creative solutions provider. He is experienced in industrial, e-commerce, retail-ready, consumer packaging, point-of-purchase displays, and fulfillment solutions.

Since joining TPH nearly two decades ago, Ted has maintained a highly successful record of managing client expectations, with a focus on retail guidelines, timelines, and the shopper experience. With a constantly expanding knowledge of product and industry specifications, he provides detailed information and analysis of each project, while managing the budgets and expectations of TPH clients.

After a 4-year tour in the Marine Corps in avionics and electro-countermeasures, Ted moved back from California to be close to family in Illinois. Following a family career path in printing, he operated some of the earliest CAD systems for pre-press production and attended the College of DuPage in Illinois to complete his graphics degree. He now incorporates the use of Adobe Creative Cloud software and TOPS logistic software to create early 2D and 3D visuals and plan-o-grams that aid in the internal decision-making process of our clients.

When not creating a comfortable experience for TPH clients, Ted spends his time with family, and enjoys watching his kids play sports along with fishing and exploring with his dog.

Mizsha Ali

Customer Service Manager

Having joined TPH Global Solutions over 20 years ago, Mizsha joined the team as an assistant to the customer service department while completing her education at DePaul University, where she earned a degree in marketing.

As Customer Service Manager, Mizsha manages accounts for customers from various industries to ensure quality production and timely delivery of their orders. With a diligent process of follow through and communication, she ensures that client expectations are met, while resolving issues that arise during the production process. Her detailed approach to communication is key to TPH’s ability to produce the highest quality work for our customers.

Contact us to learn more about our retail POP display and packaging services today