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2nd Annual Print CEO of the Year Award: Who is your choice?

Press release from the issuing company

Nominations now open; awards to be presented at Chicago’s University Club in September, Sponsored by Presstek

April 11, 2011 -- Lexington, Kentucky USA -- WhatTheyThink today announced that it is hosting the second annual Print CEO of the Year award with New Direction Partners. Nominations are now open. The event is sponsored by Presstek. 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 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 University Club in Chicago at a special dinner and cocktail celebration on Saturday September 10th.

“We are very happy to be hosting our second CEO of the Year event. Like last year, there are many ways in which this award is different from others in our industry,” said Randy Davidson, CEO of WhatTheyThink. “While initial nominations will be reviewed by a panel of esteemed industry experts, the final choices will be made by voting among more than 1,000 print CEOs, making this the only award that is determined by CEO peers. In addition, WhatTheyThink is again working with renowned artist and sculptor Mac Worthington to create awards that are memorable and are themselves works of art.”

Awards will be presented to four runner-ups and the CEO of the Year at a cocktail reception and dinner on September 10th at Chicago’s prestigious University Club. Attendance is by invitation only and is the event is sponsored by Presstek. “We are very happy to have Joe Davis of Consolidated Graphics, the inaugural Print CEO of the Year for 2010. join us to share his thoughts on the finalists and help pass the torch to this year’s winner,” added Davidson.

Nomination guidelines and the nomination form for Print CEO of the Year are available online. Make your recommendation for Print CEO of the Year today. Nominations close July 15th, and the five finalists will be named August 1st. The finalists will be honored at the dinner on September 10th and the winner will be announced. Please note that nominations are open to CEOs who run printing and/or marketing services companies. Nominations for vendor CEOs will not be accepted as part of this program, although we welcome vendors to nominate qualifying print CEOs.

“We were really happy with the event last year and the quality of nominations,” said Davidson, “and we look forward to another great group of finalists and the excitement of seeing who printing CEO peers choose as their CEO of the Year. We thank Presstek and New Direction Partners for their support, allowing us to make this event available at no cost to those invited.”

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 Presstek

Presstek is a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions for the printing and communications industries. Since its founding in 1987, Presstek’s mission has been to change the way offset printing is produced. Our environmentally sustainable solutions make it easier to meet the increasing demand for high-quality, faster turnaround printing while improving profit margins. For more information visit www.presstek.com.

About New Direction Partners

Our partners have had a hand in over 200 mergers and acquisitions since 1979. Collectively we have over 100 years of industry experience with transactions in aggregate exceeding $2 billion. www.newdirectionpartners.com


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