LOS ALAMITOS, CA (Aug. 8, 2007) -- Warren Dow, president and chief operating officer of Trend Offset Printing, one of the nation’s largest printers, has been promoted to president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.
Anthony Lienau, chairman of the board of privately held Trend Offset, previously held the CEO position as well. Lienau will continue to serve as chairman.
“I have worked closely with Warren over the past two years preparing him for this role and have full confidence in his ability to lead our organization going forward,” Lienau said. “Warren will continue to head our organization on a national basis and have full control over all business operations, including Sales, Finance and Manufacturing.”
Dow, 40, will continue to report to Lienau. Dow joined Trend as COO in July 2005 and became president and COO in October 2006. He was COO of Southwest Offset Printing before joining Trend. Dow is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara and is on the board of directors of the Web Offset Association (WOA).
“Trend is a great company with a great tradition and I’m honored to lead our tremendous team,” Dow said. “The intellectual capital at Trend is best in class and is a true differentiator in our industry. As the face of the Publishing industry continues to change, Trend is well positioned to capitalize because of the value we deliver to our customers.”
Since its formation in 1986, Trend Offset has grown into one of the largest privately held printing companies in North America with annual revenues approaching $300 million. According to the June issue of the trade publication Graphic Arts Monthly, Trend is the 27th largest printer in North America (11th largest among privately held companies).
Trend specializes in the full-service printing of publications, magazines, weekly newspapers, catalogs and advertising material at its plants in California, Texas and Florida. The company has 1,100 employees nationwide, including 600 at its Los Alamitos printing facility and headquarters.
Trend has long been considered an industry leader for its early adoption of printing technology and its establishment of a national printing platform that allows publishers to print at all of Trend’s plants with consistent reproduction standards. Trend’s clients benefit from the company’s commitment to process automation including computer-to-plate, closed-loop color, digital ink pre-setting, quick press make-ready times and autoplate technologies.
“The printing industry continues to undergo dynamic change,” Lienau said, “and our company must find ways to leverage new opportunities as well as respond to the evolving economic and competitive threats that exist in the market. As a result, over the past several years Trend has strategically re-engineered our executive team in an effort to better equip the company for sustainable success well into the future. Trend has always been a leader in our industry -- the time is now for us to accelerate our transformation in preparation for a new era in printing. I am pleased to announce that Warren will be the person who will position us to meet the increased demands of our industry.”
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