The owners of Proforma Signature Solutions have announced the acquisition of Artistic Printing and Specialty Advertising.
This week Julie Greenbaum highlights industry news, including Mark Michelson’s PIXLive interview with Paul Gardner, director of Innovation at Hudson Printing in Salt Lake City. Other major announcements this week came from EU Services, Sun Graphics, Knewton and HP, Ricoh and Mimaki, HP, Canon Solutions America, EFI, Roland, Agfa, Esko, Veritiv, Laser Print Plus, Consolidated Solutions and EFI, Duplo USA, IDEAlliance and PIAlliance, Proforma, and Avanti Computer System.
Industry veteran Bill Petrie joined Proforma as director of sales development and training. Petrie is the founder of brandivate.
This week Julie Greenbaum highlights industry news, including major news from the Graphic Arts Show Company, Sports Graphics and EFI, DocuCopies.com, ALLPRO Direct Marketing, MCD, Agfa Graphics, Pitney Bowes and HP, Cimpress, Finish Line Binderies and HF Group acquisition of The Riverside Group, Esko acquisition of MediaBeacon, B&D Binder and Index and The Tab Shoppe, Proforma, Sunrise Hitek, Nordis Direct and Canon Solutions America, Muscle Bound Bindery, GLS Cos. and MCS, Menasha and KBA, and Heidelberg.
Proforma hosted its largest-ever Million Dollar Club celebration last week at the Terranea resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.
Bob Lanier, an NBA Hall of Famer who retired in 1984, is the newest multi-million dollar distributor to join Proforma’s Member Network.
Gail Berkowitz, owner of Corporate Selections, a multi-million dollar distributorship based in East Gurley, AL, has joined Proforma's Owner Network. “I’ve been on my own in this business for more than 20 years,” said Berkowitz. “While I was able to achieve multi-million dollar success, I knew that I needed a partner to help me take my business to the next level."
Fred and Suzette Albrecht, co-owners of Proforma Albrecht & Co. in Milford, OH, are the first members of Proforma's 25 Million Dollar Club. The Albrechts are the first in Proforma history to achieve the $25 million milestone, with their total sales reaching $26.9 million in 2014. "We are very proud for our entire team to be recognized by our Proforma Family and look forward to reaching our next goal of $50 million,” remarked Suzette Albrecht about the achievement.
Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions' February 2015 edition, featuring Naples Print Source, Imagine! Print Solutions, arvato North America, Premier Graphics, Up2speed Printing, RR Donnelley, DFS, Eastern Advertising Novelty and Proforma Marcom Solutions, Sheridan Books, Modern Litho-St. Louis, Blackburn Manufacturing, Quad/Graphics, Velocity Print Solutions, Think Patented, Ennis Inc. and Kay Toledo Tag/Special Service Partners, The Sheridan Press, Printscape Imaging & Graphics, Graphic Creations, Marketing FX and A. H. Belo.
Based in Marlborough, MA, Eastern Advertising Novelty was recently acquired by Proforma Marcom Solutions. The company will operate under the name Eastern Advertising Novelty powered by Proforma. Through the acquisition, Eastern Advertising Novelty powered by Proforma will significantly expand its marketing services to include multimedia services, eCommerce Websites, commercial printing, mobile marketing and more.