Awards to be presented at Print CEO Forum October 2nd
Lexington, Kentucky USA - WhatTheyThink.com today reported that Adam Slutsky, CEO of online printer Mimeo, has been named a Print CEO of the Year award finalist. 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.
"At Mimeo, we have often gone against the grain of conventional printing industry wisdom," said Slutsky. "To me this nomination reflects the innovations developed by our team and the partnership we have with our customers. Our focus on front end applications and production workflow technology which leverage the internet to power print have delivered outstanding results, even in tough economic times."
Slutsky has transformed Mimeo from a digital business document printer focused on small to medium business to a company that delivers a cloud-based enterprise document management, digital printing and distribution solution. The results have been a doubling of revenue (+231%), the opening of 2 new facilities in the past 2 years, the launch of mimeo.uk.com and exponentially growing solutions in photo products (+329%, Q1 2009 vs. Q1 2010) and business document ecommerce (+645%, Q1 2009 vs. Q1 2010). Growth is expected to continue this year, fueled by the launch of the Mimeo.com open platform, which allows for easy partner integration.
Mimeo.com Newark Print Technology Center
The four other finalists, in alphabetical order, are:
- Joe Davis, CEO, Consolidated Graphics, Houston, TX
- Robert Keane, CEO, Vistaprint, Lexington, MA
- John Lacagnina, CEO, Color Centric, Rochester, NY
- Joel Quadracci, Chairman & CEO, Quad/Graphics, Sussex, WI
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.
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. Rooms are also available at another nearby hotel.
"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."
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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.