Fort Lauderdale, Florida – September 17, 2008 – Ben Fretti joined BCT as Senior Vice President. He will work closely with the larger franchise owners refining business plans, providing strategic recommendations and solidifying relationships with key vendors.
Peter Posk, President, stated, "Ben's 15 years experience in the printing industry leading operations departments gives him a broad based understanding of the managerial, technical and capital challenges faced by larger print facilities. His relationship skills make him an excellent choice to work with our largest franchise owners."
"Over the past six years BCT has really transformed itself from a fragmented network of thermography shops, with limited products and capabilities to a dominant full service wholesale printer. We have over 30 four color presses in our network, have acquired many competitors and our technology solutions, such as orderprinting.com are the most widely used in the industry, with nearly 40,000 resellers using them. Almost half of the Fortune 1000 companies are using at least one of our online technologies," says Posk. "We needed Ben to maintain our leadership position."
Fretti began his career with PIP Printing at the franchise headquarters assuming various roles of increasing responsibility in the operations department during his ten year tenure. Subsequent to PIP, he led the western United States for Archer Management Services in the outsourcing industry for three years. PIP Printing was acquired by Franchise Services Inc. (FSI) in 1996, and Ben was named Vice President of Franchise Services for PIP Printing. Most recently he owned a specialty retail business.
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