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WhatTheyThink Announces Top 5 Print CEO of the Year Award Finalists

Press release from the issuing company

Awards to be presented at Print CEO Forum October 2nd

September 8, 2010 -- Lexington, Kentucky USA -- WhatTheyThink.com today announced that it received a total of 30 nominations for the first annual Print CEO of the Year award. 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 assembled a panel of 10 industry experts to narrow the list down to the top five,” said Randy Davidson, President of WhatTheyThink. “Hundreds of Print CEOs from around the globe will be invited to submit their votes to determine who will be named the Print CEO of the Year. All five finalists will receive a unique award crafted by a talented artist. It was a tough choice for our industry experts since all 30 nominees were highly qualified. Our congratulations to all 30 nominees, and especially to the final five.”

The five finalists, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Joe Davis, Consolidated Graphics, Houston, TX
  • Robert Keane, Vistaprint, Lexington, MA
  • John Lacagnina, ColorCentric Corp., Rochester, NY
  • Joel Quadracci, Quad/Graphics, Sussex, WI
  • Adam Slutsky, Mimeo, New York, NY

Awards will be presented to the four finalists 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.

For more information on the forum agenda and to register visit 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. A block of rooms are also available for a limited time at the Hampton Majestic.  Information on accomodations can be found here.

“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., a division of manroland AG, is the world’s second largest printing systems manufacturer and the world’s market leader in web offset.  manroland employs almost 8,700 people and has annual sales of some Euro 1.7 billion with an export share of almost 80%.  Web and sheetfed offset presses provide solutions for publishing, commercial and packaging printing.  For more information visit the web site at www.manroland.us.com.