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Color Centric's John Lacagnina Named Print CEO of the Year Award Finalist

Press release from the issuing company

Awards to be presented at Print CEO Forum October 2nd

Lexington, Kentucky USA - WhatTheyThink.com today reported that Color Centric CEO John Lacagnina 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.

"I am honored to receive this recognition," said Lacagnina. "This is the sixth company I have founded to pursue advantages from disruption of various markets. If ever there was a time of disruption in the printing market, it is now. And Color Centric is well positioned to take advantage of it. As a non-traditional printer and business professional, I appreciate being included in this elite group."

At ColorCentric, Lacagnina has pioneered a new digital-printing-operating-system business model that has driven growth every year of the company's existence and now provides the foundation for a new distributed print business model he is developing with a new company, prInternet Inc., that will license workflow to create a global distribute-and-print network. ColorCentric has experienced growth every year since it began operation in 2003 and is on track to grow by more than 25 percent this year to exceed $15 million in annual revenues. Annual growth has reached double digits every year except 2009, when the company had single-digital growth.

The four other finalists, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Joe Davis, CEO, Consolidated Graphics, Houston, TX
  • Robert Keane, CEO, Vistaprint, Lexington, MA
  • Joel Quadracci, Chairman & CEO, 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.

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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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 .