Fastsigns CEO to Keynote First National Print Owners Conference
MELBOURNE, FL—Jan. 9, 2013—“I’m delighted to announce that Catherine Monson, CEO of Fastsigns International, will be delivering the opening keynote at our first NPOA conference in April,” said National Print Owners Assn. (NPOA) President Jace Prejean. “Her years of experience in both the print and sign industries make her an ideal choice for showing our members the best and most profitable ways to add signage to their current small commercial printing businesses.”
In her keynote session—“Adding Signage and Visual Graphics to Your Business: Sell More to your Existing Customers”—Monson will share strategies for adding these products and services in order to build new, high-margin revenue streams.
Prior to taking over as CEO at Fastsigns in 2008, Monson served as president of PIP Printing & Document Services. She began her career in the printing industry as a regional operations manager with Sir Speedy.
“One of the goals of NPOA is to help our members develop new profit opportunities,” said Prejean. “Signage offers one possible opportunity, as do mailing, fulfillment, design, marketing services, Web-to-print, e-commerce, and many other products and services in the ever changing smallcommercial printing industry.”
The NPOA conference will be held on April 18, 2013, at the Holiday Inn – Downtown Superdome in New Orleans. Thursday will feature registration and an opening reception. Monson’s keynote will kick of the educational slate on Friday morning, with sessions continuing through Saturday and attendee departures on Sunday. More conference details will be announced as they are finalized.
NPOA is dedicated to delivering products and services that enhance the growth and profitability of its small commercial print members through advocacy, educational programs, publications, research, and the sharing of technical information.
Fastsigns International is a signage, graphic, and visual communications franchise with 535 franchise locations worldwide supported by a corporate staff of 100.