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Hayzlett Companies Acquires Graphic Communications World

Press release from the issuing company

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.--Oct. 4, 2004-- The Hayzlett Companies, Inc. a business development, marketing, and media company, today announced the acquisition of Graphic Communications World (The Green Sheet), a twice monthly, award-winning newsletter, from Quoin Communications, LLC, and Bill Esler. In addition to the globally read Green Sheet, the acquisition includes select assets of Quoin Communications, including the "Official Industry Meeting Calendar" -- a widely read reference of conferences, exhibitions, and workshops, and site licensing program for instant corporate access . Published every other month, The Green Sheet's Official Industry Meeting Calendar has come to serve as an industry-wide clearinghouse for graphic arts industry meeting planners the world over. The sale closed September 20, with editor and publisher Bill Esler editing his final issue on October 1, 2004. The Hayzlett Companies will publish its first issue October 18, 2004, with Jeanette Clinkunbroomer serving as editor-in-chief. Marketing and media relations professionals are urged to update their editorial contact information to [email protected], 847-245-4929, and web site at www.gcworld.biz. "The Green Sheet has served executives for over 35 years, and I'm confident that Jeanette will continue to maintain the newsletter's unique role in the industry," said Bill Esler, outgoing editor and publisher. "Jeanette is one of the few industry journalists that I feel certain will carry The Green Sheet's editorial torch, and I wish her success in her new role." Bill Esler will be returning to the Oakbrook, IL, offices of Reed Business Information, publishers of more than 130 business titles, including Converting and Packaging Digest, where he will succeed Roger Ynostroza as Editor-in-Chief of Graphic Arts Monthly. In addition, Roger will be promoted to Editorial Director, handling custom publishing and special projects. Bill can be reached at 630-288-8000 and by email at [email protected] Founded in 1968, the award-winning Graphic Communications World newsletter has been published twice monthly by Esler since its acquisition from John Werner in July of 2002 who purchased The Green Sheet from its founder Art Gardner in 1990. Graphic Communications World provides a continuous high-level overview report of the transitions of technology in the graphic communications field, edited for senior industry executives, educators, and managers the world over. It covers the full spectrum of new media and publishing technology, beginning with the automation of page composition, the evolution of high-speed sheet fed, web offset, flexography, digital presses, and the movement toward digital workflow standards. The developing importance of computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) for the printing industry has been a special editorial focus. Graphic Communications World is also known for concise reviews of numerous industry conferences and keynotes. "I'm proud to carry on the tradition and maintain the style, tone, and attitude of the newsletter started by founder Art Gardner in 1968, continued by both John Werner and Bill Esler," said Jeanette Clinkunbroomer, Graphic Communications World's new editor-in-chief. "Bill has done an excellent job of expanding the newsletter's editorial coverage, as well as delivery modes -- his shoes will be hard to fill."