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Brilliant Group will be exhibiting in booth #354 at the American Coatings Show in Indianapolis April 30th - May 2nd


Please stop by our booth #354 for an opportunity to discuss with our team of experts our
diversified portfolio:

  • Dry Colors

  • Water-based Dispersions

  • Lithographic Ink Bases

  • Soluble Toners

  • Plasticizer Dispersions

  • Phosphorescent/Glow-In-The-Dark

Come visit our booth and meet our team


Darren Bianchi

Founder and CEO

Darren has been working with fluorescents since he was an undergraduate student in chemistry. After finishing his degree in chemistry, he joined Radiant Color in California in 1990. Starting as a chemist, he quickly progressed through roles of Environmental Manager, Technical Director, VP-Technology, Sr. VP and later became President of Radiant

Following the sale of Radiant, Mr. Bianchi joined the Dane Group UK (SWADA, Sterling, Novaglo, Glowbug brands) and in 2007 he founded Brilliant Group.


Under Darren’s leadership Brilliant has been growing consistently focusing on customer experience, technical expertise, and product development.


Mike Oberski

Technical Sales Manager

Bringing a solid background and more than twenty-eight years of experience in pigments and printing inks, Mike has held positions of Chemist and Sr. Chemist at Flint Ink, their digital ink division Jetrion/EFI, and Dart Container.  He also worked at BASF/Sun Chemical as Technical Industry Manager, Pigments for Inks


Mike holds a BS degree in Polymers & Coating Technology from Eastern Michigan University, has eight patents in printing ink technology and has an additional nine patents pending.  He is the 2022 recipient of the NAPIM Technical Associate Member (TAM) Service Award for contributions to success and support of the Printing Ink Industry.


Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Mike is focused on supporting and managing our US and Canadian distribution network comprised of Brandt Technologies, Terra Firma and Northspec and for driving revenue growth through the region.



Julia Folk

Global Operations Manager

Julia Folk joined Brilliant in 2021 to coordinate our operational activities and support our management team. She brings a wealth of process and people management experience to Brilliant Group, multiplying our capacity and effectiveness. Previously, Julia worked in the retail industry, leading stores in the top 10% of the company and mentoring her peers. At Brilliant Group, Julia coordinates the day-to-day operations of the business, oversees the customer service department and the manufacturing plant.


Krislynn Marcello

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Krislynn is the latest addition to the Brilliant Team having joined in February 2024.  Krislynn brings with her a wealth of experience, with 20 years dedicated to executive support roles that have honed her exceptional organizational and strategic planning abilities. Krislynn's blend of expertise in both human resources and the tech industry positions her uniquely to support our leadership at Brilliant as we continue to grow.

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