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Bob Cronin to Present at Labelexpo Americas

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

WESTMONT, IL (August 5, 2008) — Managing Partner of The Open Approach Bob Cronin has been selected to present at an exclusive Labels & Labeling-sponsored Executive Luncheon, which will be held during the Labelexpo Americas event. Labelexpo Americas is the largest exhibition for the label, product decoration, web printing, and converting industry. It will be held September 9–11 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. The luncheon is scheduled for 12:00p.m. on September 10.

As part of a seven-member expert panel, Mr. Cronin will discuss M&A activity, past and current deals, and their effect on competition in the marketplace. He will also provide his views on future transactions, along with strategic advice to help label providers best capitalize on these opportunities.

Other members of the expert panel include Rich Egan, Managing Partner of York Label; Mike Anderson, CEO of Fort Dearborn; Tom Brooker, CEO of Nashua; Sandeep Lal, CEO of Metro Label; Frank Gerace, CEO of Multi Color; and Mike Fairley, Director of Strategic Development of the Labels Group. The Open Approach has spearheaded M&A transactions in the label market, including those with some of the panel member corporations.

Ron Seavey, Tam Steele, and Janice O’Driscoll of The Open Approach will also be in attendance to answer any questions prior to or after the luncheon.

Limited space is available. Reservations can be made by contacting Lori Jeche of Labels & Labeling at 262-754-6917 or via email at ljeche@tarsus-inc.com.

Well known and respected across the industry, Mr. Cronin is a frequent speaker at trade events and conferences, including this year’s Offset & Beyond. He is a contributor to PIA/GATF reports and forecasts, as well as various trade publications, including Printing Impressions.

The Open Approach is an accomplished M&A firm that operates exclusively in the graphic arts industry. Comprised of former print CEOs, COOs, sales leaders, marketing experts, and buyers, the firm spearheads initiatives that drive company value. In addition to comprehensive M&A and investment banking services, The Open Approach provides business model development, exit strategy timing and planning, due diligence, alliance opportunities, market research, and other solutions that positively impact print enterprises’ top- and bottom-line growth. Because of its industry-leading reputation and proven track record, it has been named the exclusive M&A partner of Printing Industries of America and Independent Printers Worldwide. The Open Approach is based in Westmont, Illinois, and has offices in Phoenix, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Toronto.

For more information about The Open Approach, call Ron Seavey or Bob Cronin at 630-323-9700, email: Ron Seavey at rseavey@theopenapproach.net or Bob Cronin at ninorcb@aol.com, or visit www.theopenapproach.net.




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