Our Executive Team

Nature

Larry Duncan
Title: Chairman

Larry has worked in the family business all of his life. He served in many capacities and departments while attending Fresno City College and California State University, Fresno. Larry was promoted to President of the company in 1983 and then Chairman & CEO in 2014. At the time Larry became President, Duncan Enterprises was 100% involved in the ceramic arts industry. He led the charge & diversified the business through organic product development and the acquisitions of a number of companies with key brands in the DIY creative craft industry.

He is very passionate about his and the company’s involvement in the Boys & Girls Club of Fresno County and has served on their Board of Directors since 1988. He also served on the board and as President of the Ceramic Arts Federation International for two terms, in addition to other boards of local nonprofits.

Larry Hermansen
Title: President & CEO

Larry joined Duncan Enterprises in 2015 as President & COO. He is a senior executive with more than 30 years of creative consumer products experience, specializing in fast-growth environments built organically and through acquisition. He is a results-focused leader, driving sales, profitability and shareholder value. Larry has an entrepreneurial spirit and is deeply passionate and connected to the products, team members, customers, and end-consumer experience.   

Larry has a successful track record of profitability, growing family and private-equity-owned companies, as well as leading the company and its executive team through the sale process. Before joining the Duncan team, Larry was instrumental in creating the world’s largest craft and DIY company at Wilton Brands. 

 

Mark Brage
Title: Vice President of Finance & CFO

Mark joined the Duncan Enterprises team in 2002. He was promoted to Vice President of Finance & CFO in 2006, and has been a key contributor in determining and executing our strategic direction. He currently leads the Finance and the Information Technology departments at Duncan. He has more than 40 years of progressive management experience in Accounting, with a focus on manufacturing and distribution.

Mark has his BS in Business Administration with an Accounting option from California State University, Fresno.

Keith Martino
Title: Senior Vice President of Operations

Keith joined the Duncan Enterprises team in 2007 and is currently responsible for all Operations activities at the company, including Manufacturing, Production Control, Compliance, QC, Forecasting, Planning, Inventory Management, Engineering, Distribution, Purchasing & China Sourcing/QC.

Prior to his time at Duncan, Keith worked for more than 20 years in several multinational companies, including European and Japanese-based firms. He has held General Manager and Director-level responsibilities, and has successfully carried out International Operations, Marketing & Sales responsibilities in multi-billion dollar divisions. He has worked extensively throughout Mexico, Asia and the EU.

Keith graduated from Penn State with a BS in Business Statistics & Operations Management.

Josh Wolverton
Title: Vice President of Product Development & Marketing

Josh Wolverton joined the Duncan Enterprises team in 2006 as a leader in the Craft Product Development department. He brings more than 15 years of experience with marketing, brand and product development to the organization, as well as a deep understanding of the creative consumer, the DIY industry and all facets of the retail landscape. Josh is driven by a passion for innovation and delivering a world-class consumer product experience. In 2014, he was acknowledged with the company’s prestigious President’s Award for his dedication and significant contribution to the organization’s growth. He is currently serving as the Vice President of Product Development & Marketing for the Crafts division.

Before his time at Duncan, Josh worked for Fastenal in new business development, and OK Produce, buying and selling for well-known brands such as Fresh Express Salads, Dole and Champion Raisins. Josh graduated Magna Cum Laude from California State University, Fresno, with a BS in Business Administration. 

Hawk Duncan 
Title: Vice President of Innovation & Organizational Development

Hawk joined Duncan Enterprises in 2003 as an IT Support Technician and worked his way up through the organization, learning every aspect of the family business by job shadowing in all departments. He currently leads R&D, which dreams up prototypes and patents Duncan’s innovative new products. Hawk has a relentless passion for optimizing business processes and company culture; among his proudest accomplishments are the recent patenting of a revolutionary new tie-dye product, as well as the development of a company-wide custom software designed to reinforce innovation, communication, productive-conflict, and camaraderie—for which he was honored with the opportunity to speak at a conference on the use of technology to develop healthier and more effective teams.

 Hawk has a BS and MBA from California State University, Fresno, and is a member of the Duncan Board of Directors.

Toni Botelho
Title: Vice President of Sales

Toni joined the Duncan Enterprises team in 1996 as a Sales Coordinator, and has worked with most of the company’s Craft customers over the last 24 years. During her tenure at Duncan, she has managed and grown the Walmart business from $11.4M in 2008 to $33M in 2020. Toni has also led the E-commerce team to grow sales from $2.3M in 2016 to $14.6M in 2020.

Toni has been a key contributor to several company acquisitions over her years of service, including Polymerics, Rainbow Rock and Aleene’s. She was also recognized as a team member of distinction in 2007 when she was honored with the Duncan President’s Award for her contributions towards growing the business.

 

Amber Aikens
Title: Vice President of Human Resources

Amber joined Duncan Enterprises in 2015 as a Human Resources Generalist. Amber’s passion is to develop a culture of highly motivated individuals that will drive Duncan Enterprises into the future. She believes there is nothing more important than being a strong partner to both the company and her team members and helping to set the organization and its team up for success. She listens to her team and takes great pride in being a voice of the people. Throughout her career with Duncan, Amber has been in charge of recruiting, onboarding, compensation, benefit plan administration and creation, worker’s compensation, employee engagement, strategic growth initiatives, state and federal compliance, safety, handbook and policy creation, and more. She has advanced through many positions within the Human Resources department and currently leads the Human Resources team. 

Amber holds her PHR certification from HRCI and is a National SHRM member. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from California State University, Fresno, with a BS in Criminology and an emphasis in Victimology. Prior to joining Duncan, she spent 5 years in restaurant and retail management where she specialized in being the onsite Human Resources support within both companies’ leadership teams.