One look at our 20-under-40 list of up-and-coming printing industry executives reveals several truisms. One, the family-owned printing company is not under siege; subsequent generations of men and women are being entrusted to continue the mom-and-pop shop (though we generally don't think of multimillion-dollar companies in mom-and-pop terms). Secondly, there is a solid core of young men and women at the helm of longstanding, successful companies.
NEW YORK—With nearly 60 customers from across the nation in attendance, Kodak President and CEO Antonio Perez rang the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Wednesday morning to celebrate Kodak’s recent relisting.
Commercial Printing Industry News Briefs from Printing Impressions’ February 2012 edition, including items on Intelligencer Printing, Burton & Mayer, RR Donnelley, BRD Printing, AlphaGraphics, Lehigh Phoenix, Corporate Press and PrintingForLess.com.
The Komori sheetfed press will be ready for live production by late January, adding to Corporate Press’ ability to meet customers needs for medium- to long-run publications, direct mail components, newsletters, books, brochures and more. “We feel the addition of the Komori 540 SP will complement our diversification into digital printing technology,” says Mike Marcian, CEO and Chairman.
Commercial printer company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ January 2012 edition.
A decade ago, Michael Marcian Sr. made a lifestyle change that forces him to endure hours of chores each morning and miss three Super Bowl endings. At Lanham, MD-based Corporate Press, Marcian is the CEO and chairman of the board. When he is not there, he is in his work boots running the All Seasons Farm with his wife, Carolyn.
While 2010 was resplendent with major printing company acquisitions, its successor came and went with little fanfare. Asset sales and closures took center stage in 2011, and crime continued to play a leading role from a news standpoint.
Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce that Michael Marcian Sr. is the 2011 Lewis Memorial Award recipient. The award pays homage to business leaders who have gone far beyond standard obligations to become a significant force in shaping the business of printed communications.
Ken Kaufman, president of Corporate Press, has made a number of bold and pivotal decisions whenever a choice between A, B and C confronted him. Despite the fact that he had attained an undergraduate degree and earned his masters in a largely unrelated field, Kaufman went about learning the ins and outs of printing from the ground up.
Often, it's a fine line that separates the "best" from the rest. Some leaders seem to have an extra gear, able to shift into overdrive when the going gets tough. Others possess an innate sense of timing.