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Consolidated Graphics’ Joe Davis named Print CEO of the Year award finalist

Monday, September 27, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Awards to be presented at Print CEO Forum October 2nd

Lexington, Kentucky USA -- WhatTheyThink.com today reported that Consolidated Graphics, Inc. CEO Joe Davis has been named a Print CEO of the Year award finalist. A qualifying Print CEO must have been in his or her position for at least two years and have demonstrated inspirational and innovative leadership of a printing company that has shown success during his or her tenure. Success is measured by metrics such as revenue or profit growth, corporate transformation initiatives and/or environmental leadership, or other qualifications the nominator deems important. Awards will be presented at the second annual Print CEO Forum scheduled for October 2nd and 3rd in Chicago.

"I am honored to be a finalist for the Print CEO of the Year award, and look forward to attending this year's Print CEO Forum," said Davis. "No matter how large or small your company, it is critical to stay current with market trends, especially in times of such dynamic change."

Davis is credited with outstanding leadership over the past 25 years, having both created Consolidated Graphics and managed a global business that has maintained excellent financial results while delivering innovative solutions to its customer base. During the most recent downturn, Davis made the necessary tough cost reduction decisions while still continuing to invest in new equipment, expand into international markets and create new products and solutions. Davis maintains a flat organizational structure, personally keeping a finger on the pulse of the business with direct relationships with the 70 companies under his stewardship. He understands how to maintain control of the business while also effectively delegating the day-to-day responsibilities to a talented and deep management team throughout the corporation.

The four other finalists, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Robert Keane, Vistaprint, Lexington, MA
  • John Lacagnina, ColorCentric Corp., Rochester, NY
  • Joel Quadracci, Quad/Graphics, Sussex, WI
  • Adam Slutsky, Mimeo, New York, NY

Awards will be presented to the four finalists and the CEO of the Year at a dinner on October 2nd during the second annual Print CEO Forum, being held at Chicago's prestigious University Club and sponsored by manroland. "It is our hope that all five finalists will be present at this printer-only event to partake in the learning experience, to share their expertise during the conference, and to accept the awards in person," added Davidson.

A preliminary agenda and registration page for the Forum as well as the nomination form for Print CEO of the Year are available at PrintCEOForum.com. WhatTheyThink has also arranged a limited number of rooms at the University Club, should attendees wish to take advantage of the convenience of staying at this exclusive venue during the Forum. Rooms are also available at another nearby hotel.

"While the Print CEO Forum is a printer-only event and the CEO of the Year award is being judged by Print CEO peers," said Davidson, "we are pleased that manroland has agreed to be our sponsor this year, allowing us to grow this exclusive event, add the awards, and make it even more valuable to attendees than last year. We are also very pleased that the suppliers to the industry are supporting this effort by nominating candidates for the award."

About WhatTheyThink.com

WhatTheyThink is the printing and publishing industry's leading media organization; offering a wide range of publications delivering unbiased, real-time market intelligence, industry news, economic and trend analysis, peer-to-peer communication, and special reports on emerging technology and critical events. WhatTheyThink also hosts webinars and live events as well as providing content through a syndication program, which delivers content directly to related websites.

About manroland

manroland Inc., a division of manroland AG, is the world's second largest printing systems manufacturer and the world's market leader in web offset. manroland employs almost 8,700 people and has annual sales of some Euro 1.7 billion with an export share of almost 80%. Web and sheetfed offset presses provide solutions for publishing, commercial and packaging printing. For more information visit the web site at www.manroland.us.com.

About Consolidated Graphics

Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (CGX), headquartered in Houston, Texas, is one of North America's leading general commercial printing companies. With 70 printing businesses strategically located across 27 states, Toronto, and Prague, and a presence in Asia, CGX offers an unmatched geographic footprint, unsurpassed capabilities, and unparalleled levels of convenience, efficiency and service. With locations in or near virtually every major U.S. market, CGX provides service and responsiveness of a local printer enhanced by the economic, geographic and technological advantages of a large national organization.

Consolidated Graphics' vast and technologically advanced sheetfed and web printing capabilities are complemented by the world's largest integrated digital footprint. By coupling North America's most comprehensive printing capabilities with strategically located fulfillment centers and industry-leading technology, CGX delivers end-to-end print production and management solutions that are based on the needs of our customers to improve their results. For more information, visit www.cgx.com.




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