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Classic Graphics Seeks President To Oversee Triangle Division

Feb 19, 2013 12:00 AM


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North Carolina printing company launches search

to fill key leadership position at its Triangle Park facility.

East Rutherford, N.J. – (February 19, 2013)―Classic Graphics, Inc. of Charlotte, N.C., has launched a nationwide search for President of its Triangle Division in Research Triangle Park, N.C. The position includes oversight for all the division’s operations, as well as responsibility for its new business development, and leadership in creating a sales-driven organization and a team atmosphere where sales and production work together to exceed customer expectations.

“We are seeking a strong executive who will be able to assume leadership of our Triangle Division right now, and guide it through the next stages of its growth and development to meet the changing needs of our customers,” says Classic Graphics President and Co-Owner David Pitts. “This is an extraordinary opportunity for someone who brings the right combination of expertise, intelligence, vision, and enthusiasm to the position.”

The National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) Business Advisory Services Group has been retained by Classic Graphics to provide strategic advice throughout the search process. Interested parties may apply at contactnapl99@gmail.com. No phone calls please.

“Our industry and our company are far different than they were when David and I founded Classic three decades ago,” says Co-Owner Bill Gardner. “We want a leader who is as excited as we are about the potential that change offers, and who has the skills and abilities to harness it for continued company growth and development at our Triangle Division. We are anticipating rapid growth in the Triangle market over the near term.” Classic Graphics, an NAPL Management Plus Hall of Fame company, has sales of $60 million annually with the Triangle Division currently accounting for about $11 million.

“We are looking for an executive who will align the Triangle culture with the culture of the company’s primary Charlotte operations, move the Triangle sales team away from transactional sales, and work closely with sales to develop a relationship with the unit’s key customers,” adds Pitts. “And we expect the president to create a production environment that totally supports the sales efforts, set high expectations for production, and embrace the Lean manufacturing concept.”

“We are delighted to be able to call upon such a knowledgeable resource as NAPL to assist our Search Committee in filling this key position,” says Pitts. “We know that the experience and industry insight NAPL brings to the table will be a tremendous advantage in helping us find the right executive for our growing Triangle division.”

About Classic Graphics: Founded in 1983 by David Pitts and Bill Gardner, and known for exemplary customer service and cutting-edge technological capabilities, Classic is a nationally recognized, award winning graphic communications company ranked in the top 2% of the industry. With an ever expanding portfolio of services, it serves top corporations in the nation and their agencies of record.

About NAPL: NAPL is a not-for-profit business management association representing companies in the $80+ billion commercial printing and graphic communications industry in North America. NAPL’s comprehensive slate of business-building solutions provides company leaders with the management tools they need to make informed business decisions in an ever-changing market environment.  For more information, visit www.napl.org or call (800) 642-6275.