Hubcast Announces Executive Team Behind New Global Distribute And Print Network
Press release from the issuing company
BURLINGTON, MA -- August 14, 2007 -- With almost three years of research and development to its credit, HubCast, Inc. last week announced the launch of its first Open Commercial Print Utility. Today the company announced the management team behind this recently released distribute and print network. Led by CEO Toby LaVigne, founder of the company, the executive management team boasts countless years of industry and corporate experience. Rounding out the top tier of management are former Creo executives Larry Letteney (President, Sales and Marketing) and Ken Hanulec (Vice President, Operations and Development). For more information, go to www.hubcastinc.com.
HubCast Executive Team
The HubCast executive management team blends the industry experience of three industry-seasoned leaders:
- Toby LaVigne – Founder, CEO: Toby began his on-demand print career in 1995 with the purchase of an Indigo press and a print-on-demand vision. His extensive experience in the commercial print industry lead him to uncover a growing, yet unmet, need for a more scalable short-run print solution. In 2005 HubCast was born. Toby is passionate about marrying exceptional development and management teams with technology, and guiding them to reach for creative solutions. He is also a member and officer of the Young Presidents Organization.
- Larry Letteney – President, Sales and Marketing: As the former President of Creo America, Larry offers HubCast subscribers 17 years of executive industry experience. He’s a veteran at launching value-adding solutions and technologies in the Graphic Arts and Printing markets. Larry also has a deep understanding of the print communications supply chain. On several occasions he’s been responsible for leading large service teams in meeting the needs of client bases in the thousands, while generating revenues in excess of $250 million.
- Ken Hanulec – VP, Operations and Development: Ken is a 15-year industry veteran having held positions of increasing responsibility with Linotype-Hell, Mitsubishi, and Creo. He has applied practical brand positioning and growth strategy experience to countless successful ventures. Ken has effectively managed business activities throughout his career including: teams, budgets, business development, integrated market planning, and go-to-market execution.
The HubCast Network
Founded in 2005, HubCast answers the commercial service provider’s need for distributed print. The HubCast service offers subscribers access to a network of commercial printers worldwide. It enables domestic printers to print abroad, without the typical shipping and licensing costs normally associated with international business transactions. Using the internet, projects can be coordinated locally and printed globally at numerous on-demand digital and offset production facilities, saving clients time, money, and lengthy shipping processes. It’s especially ideal for service firms with clients seeking global marketing reach (i.e. Fortune 1000 companies). All jobs are tracked via dashboard, and HubCast warrants the production.
“We’re reinventing the traditional ‘distribute-and-print’ model. The paradigm isn’t new, but until now it wasn’t ready,” notes HubCast CEO LaVigne. “Press technology has now advanced to the point where we can leverage web services and standard specifications for automation. And our subscribers, the graphics professionals that enable corporate print marketing, are embracing this new opportunity. They are also building and supporting online portals, content and asset management solutions that improve collaboration. Our subscribers are the experts, thought leaders, and change champions with the insight required for growth, while weaving print into the fabric of marketing.”
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