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Our Team

Rick Comerford

Rick has worked with us since 1989 and was named a principal in 1994.  During this time he has developed an excellent reputation with both his dealers and manufacturers.  Prior to this, his experience was in retail store management for a large art store in the Chicago area.  Rick brings the strength of over 25 years in the industry from both sides of the sales equation.  Rick was a member of the International Art Materials Trade Association Board of Directors for 6 years.

Rick is responsible for select key accounts.

E-mail:  Rick@gcgnet.com

Amanda Del Valle

Amanda joined the group in July 2008.  She has a strong background in the industry with six years of purchasing and marketing in art materials direct mail and retail.  With a focus on creating strong relationships with her dealers and distributors her experience provides a unique perspective and an understanding of the challenges faced by manufacturers and retailers alike.  Amanda has a B.S. in Advertising and Spanish.

Amanda manages key accounts in Michigan and Northern Ohio.

Roseann Grutzius

Roseann has over 20 years experience and joined the company in 1996 to handle the internal office systems including customer service.  In 2002, she moved into an outside sales position.  Prior to joining our firm, she worked eight years as a store manager and purchasing agent for a local art supply retailer.  Roseann has a B.S. in Marketing.

Roseann's territory includes Minnesota, Wisconsin, Northern parts of Illinois and Indiana.

Becky Del Ciello

Becky joined us in November 2005 working part time, and as of October 2013 has become a full time member of our team.  She has a B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics.

Becky's responsibilities include maintaining our sales and commissions database, handling the samples, literature and price lists for our manufacturers, updating and designing our website and other administrative duties.  She is also providing sales support for Ashley, Roseann, Stacey and KC.

Stacey Brown

Stacey joined the group in March 2012 and brings over 20 years experience in the Art Materials industry, which began in 1991 as a retail sales associate for H.R. Meininger in Colorado.  Soon after she moved on to Director of Purchasing.  After Meininger's, Stacey worked as an independent rep as well as a National Sales Manager for Daylight before joining MacPherson's as a sales rep in 2006.

Stacey's extensive sales experience in the Rocky Mountain region is ideal for her current territory with Grimstad Comerford Del Valle Group covering Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.

Ashley Vernau

Ashley joined Grimstad Comerford Del Valle Group in March 2014.  A graduate of Columbia College in Chicago with a B.F.A. in Photography.  She is also an artist who blends her photography skills with various different media, all of which are incorporated into her artwork.  Ashley is a keen sewer and enjoys making tote bags, toys and clothes.

Although a relative newcomer to the industry, she possesses a great deal of enthusiasm and an eagerness to learn about the products available from our manufacturers and to build new relationships with her customers.  Ashley covers territory in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.

KC Eddy

KC joined Grimstad Comerford Del Valle Group in August 2018.  She graduated from Illinois State University with a BS in Mathematics.  She has spent most of her professional life in public accounting but has balanced her workdays with art-filled evenings and weekends.  She comes from an artistic family and has worked with her sister in the porcelain doll industry.  Her skills include painting, jewelry-making and fusing glass. She has worked as a design consultant for several manufactures in the past as well as managed an Etsy site.  She is eager to demonstrate and educate retailers and consumers throughout her territory.

KC will be taking on the accounting responsibilities at GCG as well as handling territories in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky and Southern parts of Illinois, Indiana & Ohio.

E-mail:  KC@gcgnet.com

Lisa Lee

Lisa recently joined our team in August 2018.  She comes with over 25 years of experience in the art materials industry, beginning in 1991 at National Art Supply.  Lisa has a B.S. in British History with a minor in Journalism.  She has a unique understanding of the manufacturing side of the art materials industry and this knowledge will help provide new insight with manufacturers, as well as retailers.

Lisa will provide sales administration for Rick and Amanda.

E-mail:  Lisa@gcgnet.com