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Final Call for Print CEO of the Year Award Nominations

Press release from the issuing company

Five owners/managers of printing companies to be recognized at Second Annual WhatTheyThink Print CEO Forum

Lexington, Kentucky USA -- WhatTheyThink.com today announced a final call for nominations for the first annual Print CEO of the Year award. Nomination instructions are located here. A qualifying Print CEO must have been in his or her position for at least two years and have demonstrated inspirational and innovative leadership of a printing company that has shown success during his or her tenure. Success is measured by metrics such as revenue or profit growth, corporate transformation initiatives and/or environmental leadership, or other qualifications the nominator deems important. Awards will be presented at the second annual Print CEO Forum scheduled for October 2nd and 3rd in Chicago.

"We have been pleased with the number and quality of nominations we have received for this unique award," said Randy Davidson, President of WhatTheyThink. "This award is unique in that the final selection is via a ballot that will be sent to over 2,000 leaders of printing businesses. Nominations close on August 1st."

Awards will be presented to four runner-ups and the CEO of the Year at a dinner on October 2nd during the second annual Print CEO Forum, being held at Chicago's prestigious University Club and sponsored by manroland. "It is our hope that all five finalists will be present at this printer-only event to partake in the learning experience, to share their expertise during the conference, and to accept the awards in person," added Davidson.

A preliminary agenda and registration page for the Forum as well as the nomination form for Print CEO of the Year are available at PrintCEOForum.com. WhatTheyThink has also arranged a limited number of rooms at the University Club, should attendees wish to take advantage of the convenience of staying at this exclusive venue during the Forum. Make your recommendation for Print CEO of the Year today. Nominations close August 1st, and the five finalists will be named September 1st.

"While the Print CEO Forum is a printer-only event and the CEO of the Year award is being judged by Print CEO peers," said Davidson, "we are pleased that manroland has agreed to be our sponsor this year, allowing us to grow this exclusive event, add the awards, and make it even more valuable to attendees than last year. We are also very pleased that the suppliers to the industry are supporting this effort by nominating candidates for the award."

About WhatTheyThink.com

WhatTheyThink is the printing and publishing industry's leading media organization; offering a wide range of publications delivering unbiased, real-time market intelligence, industry news, economic and trend analysis, peer-to-peer communication, and special reports on emerging technology and critical events. WhatTheyThink also hosts webinars and live events as well as providing content through a syndication program, which delivers content directly to related websites.

About manroland

manroland Inc is a division of manroland AG, the world's second largest printing systems manufacturer and the world's market leader in web offset. manroland employs 8,000 people and has annual sales of some Euro 1,7 billion with an export share of almost 80% (2008). Webfed and sheetfed presses provide solutions for publishing, commercial and packaging printing.

For more information visit www.manroland.us.com.