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WhatTheyThink Announces Top 5 Print CEO of the Year Award Finalists in Second Year Competition

Press release from the issuing company

Print CEO of the Year Award Winner To Be Announced September 8th.

Sponsored by Presstek and New Direction Partners.

Lexington, Kentucky USA -- WhatTheyThink.com today announced that it received 44 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.

"We are especially grateful to Presstek and New Direction Partners for sponsoring this unique and prestigious industry award," said Randy Davidson, CEO of WhatTheyThink. "Their support has allowed us to provide unique pieces of sculpture to memorialize the award for the Print CEO of the Year and the four runner-ups."

WhatTheyThink received 44 nominations for Print CEO of the Year, up from 30 last year, exhibiting a great deal of industry interest in the award. A panel of industry experts narrowed the list down to the top five.

Davidson explained, "Hundreds of Print CEOs from around the globe have been 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 nominees were highly qualified. Our congratulations to all nominees, and especially to the final five."

The five finalists, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Kevin Cushing, AlphaGraphics, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Carl Gerhardt, Chairman, Allegra Network, Plymouth, MI
  • John Lacagnina, ColorCentric Corp., Rochester, NY
  • Joel Quadracci, Quad/Graphics, Sussex, WI
  • Adam Slutsky, Mimeo, New York, NY

WhatTheyThink will announce the Print CEO of the Year on September 8th.


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. Independent studies rank WhatTheyThink as the one industry website that contains the most interesting articles, according to 58.2% of senior printing executives, and the one website most frequently chosen as the "Must Visit and Read." WhatTheyThink also hosts webinars and live events as well as providing content through a syndication program, which delivers content directly to related websites. In addition, WhatTheyThink offers a wide range of lead generation and branding programs that help print- and publishing-related businesses achieve business growth.

For more information about partnering with WhatTheyThink, contact [email protected] or [email protected].

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About Presstek

Presstek, Inc. is a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries. Presstek's DI digital offset solutions bridge the gap between toner and conventional offset printing, enabling printers to cost effectively meet increasing customer demand for high quality, short run color printing with a fast turnaround time while providing improved profit margins. The company's CTP portfolio ranges from two-page to eight-page systems, many of which are fully automated. These systems support Presstek's line of chemistry-free plates as well as Aeon, a no preheat thermal plate which offers run lengths up to one million impressions. Presstek also offers a range of workflow solutions, pressroom supplies, and reliable service. Presstek is well positioned to support print environments of any size on a worldwide basis. For more information visit www.presstek.com, send an e-mail to [email protected] or call +1 603 595 7000 (North America). Presstek can be located in Booth 3200 at the front of the South Hall at Graph Expo 2011.

About New Direction Partners

New Direction Partners provides advisory services in investment banking, valuation, financial advisory and management consulting. Our partners have unparalleled experience, with involvement in over 200 sales and mergers since 1979. We specialize in providing services to the printing, packaging and allied graphic arts industries with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions.


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