Hall of Fame--Frick Builds Empires Via M&A, Operations
Frick finds it advantageous to travel the globe in search of how to build the better mousetrap. He keeps tabs on technological advances in Europe and Asia with visits to overseas print shops. He finds the idea sharing to be much more free-flowing than domestically, for competitive reasons.
Next year, Frick will attend his fifth consecutive DRUPA exposition. He always finds the international experience to be a rewarding one on many levels.
"Invariably, I come away with a renewed sense of focus, fresh ideas and questions about the realm of the possible in terms of on-press print production, as well as an array of value-added services, both in prepress and finishing-wise," Frick points out.
Frick already has the future mapped out for Lehigh Press, augmented by a five-year strategic plan that includes both focusing on organic development and business acquisitions. The theme is reoccuring: the renewal and revitalization of the company. One goal is to remain private and independent, and provide a choice for the customer.
"At this stage of my career, I am occupied with the desire to make contributions by focusing on attracting great people to our company and to the industry, in general. It's important for the senior figures of the industry to be active in providing opportunities for the next generation of human resources."