It's been an eventful 2011 for Allegra, which earlier this year moved into a new, 67,000-square-foot facility in Plymouth, MI. Its corporate team now shares space with one of its largest franchises, formerly located in Wixom, MI. One of the biggest changes at Allegra is in its executive team, where Mike Marcantonio has taken the helm as president and CEO. Bill McIntyre has retired, while Gerhardt has settled in as chairman. Marcantonio made a sizable investment in the company and will preside over the evolution of franchisees becoming marketing services providers.
As part of this movement, Allegra unveiled its new Marketing Resource Center (MRC), a home office support organization created to aid franchise members in developing and executing marketing programs and products. The MRC complements Allegra Network University.
Kelsey Conaway is the new marketing coordinator at Columbus, OH-based Hopkins Printing.
Proforma announced 10 new companies within its network. New members include: Bob Batz, Proforma Court Enterprises, Westminster, MD; Kent Bradbury, Proforma Image Marketing, Houston; Tom and Jennifer Bright, Proforma WALLPrint, Branford, CT; Debbie Hazlewood, Proforma Spirit Promotions, Oak Park, CA; Dean Miller, Proforma Miller & Associates, Fort Collins, CO; Pratt and Sudhir Pande, Proforma IdeaPress, Norcross, GA; Diane Ross, Proforma Imagine More, Fairport, NY; Lee Ann and Marc Steffens, Proforma Infinity Creative Resources, Pewaukee, WI; Kevin Traywick, GCT Printing Solutions, Powered by Proforma, Poteau, OK; and Beverly Zichy, Proforma C&B Elite, Wesley Chapel, FL.
Cheryl Kahanec, executive vice president of EarthDigital, an EarthColor company, has been named the recipient of the 2011 Naomi Berber Award by Printing Industries of America.
Three new appointments have been made at Green Bay, WI-based Primadata Inc. Michael Reed has been named general manager; Tim Luft is the company's new development manager; and Jaci Malueg has been promoted to customer service manager.