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Webinar: Color Your Mergers and Acquisitions Successful

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

Free WhatTheyThink webinar, sponsored by X-Rite, discusses color management considerations for mergers and acquisitions

WhatTheyThink - WhatTheyThink today announced the opportunity for industry professionals to attend a free printing industry educational webinar, Color Your M&A Successful. The session will be moderated by WhatTheyThink Senior Editor Cary Sherburne and feature panelists with deep industry knowledge and experience with structuring of successful printing businesses. The session is scheduled for Wednesday, September 10th, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT (-4 GMT). 

No-charge registration is available by visiting WhatTheyThink.com and selecting the Webinars tab.

“As the industry continues to consolidate,” said Sherburne, “the remaining companies tend to be stronger as evidenced by the improving profit situation reported in our Economics & Research Center by Dr. Joe Webb.  However, mergers and acquisitions still have their challenges, and there are so many things to consider.  One that often gets forgotten until it becomes an issue is establishing a common color management platform across the combined companies.  Join us as we take a deep dive into this important topic.”

Sherburne will be joined by industry experts, including: 

Warren Werbitt, Founder & Fisherman, Pazazz Printing in Montreal, a communications company offering a full range of Cross Media Integrated (CMI) marketing solutions all centrally located in Montreal.  Werbitt has gone through several acquisitions and has implemented industry-leading color measurement and management strategies.

Paul Reilly, Partner, New Direction Partners. Paul was formerly the Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board of Cenveo, Inc. He has as much or more experience with acquisitions as anyone in the industry, both from the perspective of the acquiring company and as a consultant facilitating mergers and acquisitions.

Peter Muir, President of Bizucate, a business development and marketing consultancy.  Peter has extensive field experience in working directly with companies as a trainer and consultant.  He is a well-known speaker at industry events and has a broad perspective relative to what works—and what doesn’t—in making a printing company successful.

Paul Biernat, Global Director of Operations, Graphic Measures (GMI).  GMI certifies, monitors and measures the performance of packaging suppliers and helps brand owners control the variables through print facility certification and scientific, repeatable measurement of global packaging.

“The ultimate goal in any merger or acquisition is to end up with a combined organization that is more efficient, effective and profitable than either were on their own,” said Eric Vessels, President of WhatTheyThink.”And a key element is standardization across plants and departments, including accounting systems, print MIS solutions, HR practices and more. We appreciate the generosity of X-Rite in sponsoring this important industry event, making it available to our viewers at no charge.

Attendees will be able to participate in a live question and answer session to get the most from the experience and will be able to view and listen to the presentation using a standard Internet browser (Flash-enabled) with audio streamed via computer. 

About X-Rite

Founded in 1958, X-Rite, Incorporated is a global leader in color science and technology.  With its wholly owned subsidiary Pantone, X-Rite employs more than 800 people in 11 countries. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Grand Rapids, Mich., with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia and service centers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas.  X-Rite Pantone offers a full range of color management solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, photographers and graphic design houses to achieve precise management and communication of color throughout their processes. X-Rite Pantone products and services are recognized standards in the printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, and medical industries. For further information, please visit www.x-rite.com

About WhatTheyThink

WhatTheyThink is the printing and publishing industry's leading media organization. We offer a wide range of publications that deliver unbiased, real-time market intelligence, industry news, economic and trend analysis, peer-to-peer communication, and special reports on emerging technology and critical events. Special interest sections include Economics, Data Analysis, Wide Format, Labels & Packaging, Production Inkjet and Print Software.

WhatTheyThink hosts webinars and live events as well as providing content through a syndication program, delivering content directly to related websites. In addition, WhatTheyThink offers a wide range of lead generation and branding programs that help print- and publishing-related companies achieve business growth.


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