Cartridge World Adds Rod Young to Board of Directors

International Franchise Consultant Seeks to Escalate Company's Global Standing

October 29, 2009 // Franchising.com // EMERYVILLE, Calif. – Cartridge World, the world's fastest growing ink and toner remanufacturing retailer and franchisor in the $80 billion printer cartridge industry, announces the addition of Rod Young to their Board of Directors.

Young, who has been a key advisor to some of Australasia's leading groups, transforming smaller businesses into national and international chains and steering larger organizations in using franchising, will be supporting the brand's development initiatives around the world. As a leading member of the international franchise community, throughout the US, Australia and Asia, Young will work closely with existing board members to escalate the company's global standing.

"Rod Young is a versatile management professional with a broad range and depth of experience leading a consulting conglomerate developing networks and brands," said Peter Hasko, Executive Chairman of Cartridge World. "We are thrilled he has taken on this new role to strengthen the Cartridge World brand utilizing his widespread knowledge of the franchising industry."

With over 30 years of experience in franchising, licensing and business development in Australia, Europe, China, South East Asia, India and the United States, Young is considered one of the world's leading franchise consultants. Young founded DC Strategy, the region's premier franchise consulting, legal and research firm, providing a specialist range of management, marketing and strategic consulting, legal and research services to the franchise and broader business community. His extensive familiarity of the franchise industry, coupled with his widespread knowledge of both national and international franchise systems, will lay a strong foundation for the next phase of Cartridge World's strategic growth.

"Cartridge World is the perfect opportunity to get involved with a well-known international brand that is experiencing tremendous success," Young said. "The company provides customers with superior service and an alternative to help them reduce their impact on the millions of cartridges that end up in landfills each year."

Young is endorsed by the Franchise Council of Australia as well as being on the Board of the Indian Franchise Association and a Visiting Professor of Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai, PRC. He also develops content and presents parts of the US International Franchise Association Certified Franchise Executive Program in the United States and is a regular speaker at International franchise conventions around the world.

About Cartridge World

Emeryville, CA – based Cartridge World is the world's fastest growing ink and toner refilling retailer and franchisor in the $80 billion printer cartridge industry. The company refills and remanufactures inkjet and toner printer cartridges, using state-of-the-art processes and high quality inks and toners. It offers consumers and businesses a more affordable option to buying new, provides a 100% satisfaction money-back guarantee and helps the environment by keeping cartridges out of landfills. Voted #1 in the category of toner replacement services by Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500, Cartridge World has more than 1,700 franchised retail locations in 61 countries.

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