AlphaGraphics Appoints New Director of Franchise Development

SALT LAKE CITY, UT—May 4, 2011—AlphaGraphics announced the promotion of Regional Development Director Dave Buzza to the position of national director of franchise development. Buzza, who has served on the franchise development team over the South Eastern Region since 2008, has been influential in the signing of a record number of new franchisees into the network over the past two years.

“Dave’s dedicated focus on business development during these pivotal and challenging years is a tribute to his tremendous ability to overcome obstacles,” said Art Coley, senior vice president of global development. “His drive for network growth has contributed significantly to AlphaGraphics’ expansion during a very trying economic time, and Dave will spearhead Network growth and oversee all U.S. franchise development going forward. We are looking forward to his continued leadership as we enhance and align our business development efforts.”

Buzza, whose previous experience includes key positions in business development, sales and franchise ownership, said of his new responsibilities, “I’m excited and ready to take the AlphaGraphics Franchise Development team forward from a solid foundation to achieving and exceeding our strategic goals. New lead generation and aggressive marketing initiatives will not just increase the quantity, but more importantly, the quality of future franchise partners.”

AlphaGraphics offers solutions for design; digital, offset and large-format printing; marketing communications; promotional products; digital archiving; and mailing services for small- to medium-sized businesses as well as corporate entities.

About AlphaGraphics

AlphaGraphics Inc. plans, produces and manages visual communications for businesses at nearly 300 owner-operated, locally-based business centers worldwide. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, the AlphaGraphics network, a 40 year-old brand, leads the industry in sales per location at $1.1 million. Backed by state-of-the-art technology, the world’s highest quality standards and a global network, the company’s trained and experienced team members are committed to delivering creative solutions that allow customers to communicate more confidently and effectively. AlphaGraphics is owned by Pindar Group, a leading print and electronic media company, which over the years has become known for its support of sailing through its sponsorship of several world-class sailors.

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