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Webinar Archive: Color Your Mergers and Acquisitions Successful

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Free WhatTheyThink webinar, sponsored by X-Rite, featured M&A and process experts

WhatTheyThink today reported that an enthusiastic group of industry professionals registered to attend a free printing industry educational webinar, Color Your M&A Successful. The session was moderated by WhatTheyThink Senior Editor Cary Sherburne and featured panelists with deep industry knowledge and experience with structuring of successful printing businesses. The session was held on September 10th, 2014. 

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“We had a group of outstanding panelists that were uniquely qualified to discuss this topic,” said Sherburne, “including the former CEO of Cenveo and current M&A consultant Paul Reilly, printing CEO Warren Werbitt of Pazazz Printing, industry consultant and trainer Peter Muir of Bizucate and Paul Biernat, Global Director of Operations for Graphic Measures.  Each had valuable insight to contribute.  Even if your company isn’t considering being part of a merger or acquisition, there is valuable insight to be gained from listening to this session and downloading the associated white paper.” 

More detail about the panelists follows:

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. ”While standardization across plants and departments is generally part of the execution of a merger or acquisition, all too often color management practices are not addressed until a problem arises. This session talks about how to avoid that occurrence. We appreciate the generosity of X-Rite in sponsoring this important industry event, making it available to our viewers at no charge.

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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