Our Leadership

Seasoned leaders. Inventive spirits.

At DSS, the key executives guiding our mission represent our own corporate evolution as brand security specialists. We recognize that the intelligence and innovation that made our key acquisitions the right fit should have a place at the table—and a prominent role in our leadership.

Frank D. Heuszel

CEO and Interim CFO, Director
Mr. Heuszel is a practicing attorney, a Certified Public Accountant, and a Certified Internal Auditor, and has over 39 years of experience in accounting and finance matters. Mr. Heuszel's law practice focuses on the regulation and operation of banks, corporate restructures, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Heuszel qualifies as an independent director and also serves on the Company's Audit Committee.

Jason Grady

Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Grady has served in executive positions with DSS for the past 9 years, as President of the Company's packaging and printing division Premier Packaging Corp. since August 2018, Premier's VP of Sales from 2014 - July 2018 and as Director of DSS Sales & Marketing from June 2010 - December 2013.

As COO, Mr. Grady is responsible for supervising current DSS operating divisions Premier Packaging Corp., Plastic Printing Professionals, Inc. and DSS Digital, as well managing and advising the direction of the Company's four newly formed subsidiaries, DSS Blockchain Security, Inc., Decentralize Sharing Systems, Inc., DSS Securities, Inc., DSS BioHealth Security, Inc.

Mr. Grady is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology where he received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA).

Vincent Lum

President of DSS Digital Group
Mr. Lum oversees the business operation of DSS Digital Group including R&D, sales and marketing, operations and supports.

In addition, Mr. Lum also serves as the President of DSS Asia Pacific, responsible for the strategic development and operations of Asia Pacific region as well as building the BlockChain and Mobile Technology development capability in China.

Mr. Lum has extensive experience in the IT industry, the consumer electronics market, and with product development and strategic marketing spanning the past 25 years.

Michael Caulley

President of DSS Plastics Group
Mr. Caulley literally grew up in the Printing Industry. He started helping in his dad's print shop at age 8 and continued working in the family business, later also working in Sales & marketing. In 1970 Mr. Caulley’s father, Lowell, purchased the Clipper Printing Company which was the only plastic printing company in Northern California and moved all the equipment and its employees to their printing facility. By 1973 all the products they sold were printed on plastic & laminated.

Mr. Caulley founded P3 (Plastic Printing Professionals) in 2003 which was then acquired by DSS in 2006. As President of DSS Plastics Group with over 60 years of experience in the plastic printing industry, Mr. Caulley leads the DSS Plastics Group and continues his innovation in the Plastics Industry as a key member of DSS management team.

David Wicker

Vice President of Research & Development
Mr. Wicker is responsible for product awareness and the development of solutions for clients' documents and brand packaging needs. As a member of the Wicker Group from 1991 to 1998, he was involved in security printing licensing and implementation of newly patented technology to 104 forms printers in six countries.

Mr. Wicker brings over 24 years of experience in the commercial printing industry to his position. He developed trade techniques to provide user-friendly secure technologies, implemented through on-site technical training for web press operators around the country.

Mr. Wicker received U.S. patent No. 5,454,598 for perforations designed to thwart fraud in October 1995. He also contributed to the development of document security initiatives and introduced "safety paper" to over 400 paper distributors worldwide.

Mr. Wicker created Document Security Consultants, Inc. (DSC) in 1995 to design security documents that applied Wicker technologies. Later Sold DSC to DSS in 2002.

Michael Caton

Chief Technology Officer, Research & Development / Emerging Technologies
Mr. Caton directly serves the technical needs of the DSS-patented anti-counterfeiting system with licensees. He joined DSS in 2004 and has worked closely with Mr. Wicker to develop some of the most sophisticated anti-counterfeiting technology in the world for documents such as currency, car titles, and travelers checks.

Mr. Caton has contributed to new product development and the refinement of existing patents, and has several international patents to his name.

He brings over 29 years of experience in pre-press and printing, 25 of which have been in the security field.

Mr. Caton had consulted for the Wicker Group and Thomas Wicker Enterprises as a DSC partner while continuing his work for a variety of large printers and pre-press houses.