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Joe Davis Congratulates 2011 Print CEO of the Year Kevin Cushing

Published on September 13, 2011

Last year's inaugural Print CEO of the Year and CEO of Consolidated Graphics Joe Davis shares with Cary Sherburne the honor of winning Print CEO of the Year and talks about 2011 Print CEO of the Year Kevin Cushing.

Cary Sherburne:  Hi, I’m Cary Sherburne, Senior Editor at WhatTheyThink.com.  And I’m here with Joe Davis, who is CEO of Consolidated Graphics And 2010’s WhatTheyThink CEO of the Year.  Joe, welcome.  

Joe Davis:  Thank you.  Good to… delighted to be back.  

Cary Sherburne:  You know that was the first year that we did the CEO of the Year Award and we were delighted that you won it and you obviously deserved it.  Maybe you could talk a little bit about what that… what it meant to you.  

Joe Davis:  Well I’ll tell you, it was a very humbling experience.  I was certainly delighted to be the Print CEO of the Year, the first one that you honored then.  And I will say that you are voted on by your peers and quite frankly, that meant a lot to me.  And I think that’s one of the things that I’ve strived for in the industry is to have a good reputation with fellow printers.  We work a lot with other printers in lots of different ways.  And we take whatever is available to us to do whatever we have to do with other printers.  So, we’re, well I was really pleased to be voted on by our peers in the industry.  

Cary Sherburne:  Yeah, that is very unique in that way, the award, it’s very unique.  And we just announced last week the 2011 CEO of the Year is Kevin Cushing from Alpha Graphics.  

Joe Davis:  Right.  I think Kevin has done an outstanding job of building that franchise, that company.  And he had a lot of other really good finalists in the group… 

Cary Sherburne:  Absolutely.  Absolutely.  

Joe Davis:  And I’m sure it was a tough, tough decision for the voters.  But I think Kevin will make a really… he deserves it and will make a great 2011 Print CEO of the Year.  

Cary Sherburne: Yeah, we’re hoping to get him in here later today to talk a little about his feelings about it, just getting into it.  But, so well we’re really again, want to congratulate you on achieving it the first year, it was certainly well-deserved and… 

Joe Davis: The trophy is absolutely amazing.  It’s this trophy about this big in my office, prominently displayed.  And it’s a big question mark, you know, your logo…

Cary Sherburne: The WhatTheyThink, yeah.  

Joe Davis: And it’s done by some designer you all found and it’s really, really, really big.  

Cary Sherburne: Yeah, we wanted to make it a piece of artwork, not just another one of those plastic, you know, fake glass things that you know, so.  

Joe Davis: It is.  It’s a real piece of artwork.  I get a lot of comments on it.  

Cary Sherburne: Great.  

Joe Davis: I’m always pleased to tell them about it as well.  

Cary Sherburne: That’s great.  Well, thank you so much.  

Joe Davis: Thank you.   

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