Kevin Cushing of AlphaGraphics Named 2011 Print CEO of the Year
Thursday, September 08, 2011
Press release from the issuing company
Lexington, Kentucky USA -- WhatTheyThink.com today announced that Kevin Cushing, CEO of AlphaGraphics, was named Print CEO of the Year in the Second Annual WhatTheyThink CEO of the Year Awards process. 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. WhatTheyThink received 44 nominations for Print CEO of the Year, up from 30 last year, exhibiting a great deal of industry interest in the award. A panel of industry experts narrowed the list down to the top five, who were voted upon through a survey emailed to WhatTheyThink's exclusive list of more than 1,000 industry CEOs, Presidents and Owners.
The four finalists for the award, in alphabetical order, are:
At Graph Expo, Cushing will be featured in the Kodak K-Zone, Monday, September 12th at 10:30 a.m., in a conversation with WhatTheyThink Senior Editor Cary Sherburne. If you are attending Graph Expo, don't miss this opportunity to hear directly from Cushing about the drivers for success that enabled him to win this award and his advice for his peers on how best to navigate the turbulent waters that lie ahead for the industry.
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Presstek, Inc. is a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries. Presstek's DI digital offset solutions bridge the gap between toner and conventional offset printing, enabling printers to cost effectively meet increasing customer demand for high quality, short run color printing with a fast turnaround time while providing improved profit margins. The company's CTP portfolio ranges from two-page to eight-page systems, many of which are fully automated. These systems support Presstek's line of chemistry-free plates as well as Aeon, a no preheat thermal plate which offers run lengths up to one million impressions. Presstek also offers a range of workflow solutions, pressroom supplies, and reliable service. Presstek is well positioned to support print environments of any size on a worldwide basis. For more information visit www.presstek.com, send an e-mail to email@example.com or call +1 603 595 7000 (North America). Presstek can be located in Booth 3200 at the front of the South Hall at Graph Expo 2011.
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By Carl Gerhardt on Sep 08, 2011
I thought about challenging the election and demanding a recount.....seriously, congratulations to my good friend and great competitor. Kevin is very deserving of this award for what he has done at AlphaGraphics and sets a great example for other leaders in the industry. I am proud to have been nominated and be in the company of such an outstanding group of CEOs.
By Chuck Gehman on Sep 08, 2011
Congratulations Kevin! Very funny Carl, and so I must say if Adam had to lose to anyone, I'm glad it was you!
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