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Former ICED Executive Named Senior Director of Franchise Development at AlphaGraphics

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Press release from the issuing company

SALT LAKE CITY--April 25, 2007-- AlphaGraphics, Inc., a leading visual communications franchisor and longtime innovator in the printing industry, has tapped Art Coley to lead franchise development for the company. Coley, who will report to AlphaGraphics, Inc. CEO Kevin K. Cushing, will be responsible for leading AlphaGraphics' initiative to grow the franchise network to more than 500 locations. Before joining AlphaGraphics, Coley was as Executive Vice President of Franchising for the International Center for Entrepreneurial Development (ICED). ICED is the franchisor of concepts such as Computer Explorers, Kwik Kopy, Women's Health Boutique and Parcel Plus. In addition, Coley served as president of Computer Explorers for four years, growing the number of locations from 58 to 105. Coley's experience also includes owning and operating a successful small business. He is a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE). "With the highest revenues per location of any franchisor in our industry, AlphaGraphics has high standards for our franchisees, so the person who leads our franchise development must be able to attract top candidates," said CEO Kevin K. Cushing. "Art brings to AlphaGraphics a unique combination of experience, knowledge of franchising and demonstrated ability to grow a franchise network. We are very pleased to be welcoming him to our team." "I chose to join AlphaGraphics because the company is clearly leading the way for visual communications franchises," said Coley. "With the new digital business center model and world-class training, service and support for franchisees, AlphaGraphics offers entrepreneurs a fantastic opportunity. I am looking forward to working with the development team to find and bring the right people to the network."

 

 

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