AlphaGraphics Franchise CEO Inducted into NAPL's Walter E. Soderstrom Honor Society

Salt Lake City, UT (Grassroots Newswire) - AlphaGraphics, Inc., the nation's leading print and marketing franchise with nearly 300 locations, announced today that CEO Kevin K. Cushing was inducted into the National Association for Printing Leadership's (NAPL) Walter E. Soderstrom Honor Society on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Chicago. Cushing was one of 10 individuals to be inducted this year to the Soderstrom Society, an honors organization that recognizes the contributions of graphic arts industry leaders.

"It's an honor for me as CEO of AlphaGraphics and a testimony to the hard work and results of our franchisees around the world and their teams," said Cushing. "I accept this induction with gratitude and appreciation for all those who stand behind the AlphaGraphics brand and those in the industry leading us to new horizons."

Cushing became CEO of AlphaGraphics in 2004 and has since provided direction for a company-wide focus on evolving, improving and innovating to meet and anticipate the needs of today's small- and medium-sized businesses as a full-service marketing communications company. Under his leadership, the company has been able to provide tools and knowledge to its franchisees to leverage the latest marketing tactics in their own businesses and in their client's businesses, including cross-media marketing, social media, QR codes, Personalized URLs and one-to-one marketing services.

Cushing also recently led the charge into months of extensive customer and industry related research that culminated in the creation of a new vision document for the company entitled NetVision4. This document is AlphaGraphics' strategic roadmap into what it terms "The New Now."

"In an ever-changing industry, we know we must be forward-focused and rework our offerings to meet the expectations of today's customer. A vital element is to embrace the technologies and innovations that will keep us at the forefront," said Cushing. "Our customers want us to be their partner in creating new avenues to build their sales and client base. From consultation and campaign development, to cross-media execution and results tracking, the AlphaGraphics of today can do it all. We're not just printers anymore," Cushing added.

About AlphaGraphics

AlphaGraphics, Inc. plans, produces and manages visual communications for businesses at nearly 300 owner-operated, locally-based business centers worldwide. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, the AlphaGraphics network leads the industry in sales per location. Backed by state-of-the-art technology, the world's highest quality standards and a global network, the company's trained and experienced team members are committed to delivering creative solutions that allow customers to communicate more confidently and effectively. AlphaGraphics is owned by Pindar Group, a leading print and electronic media company, which over the years has become involved in the support of sailing through its sponsorship of several world-class sailors. For more information, please visit www.alphagraphics.com.

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