Mitch Evans has joined the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) as a Vice President and fulltime member of its Business Advisory Team. Evans has served as Managing Director of the National Association of Quick Printers (NAQP), the small business unit of NAPL, since January 2011 and as an NAPL adjunct consultant since mid-2011. In his new role, he will lead the NAPL/NAQP Small Printer Segment of NAPL’s Business Advisory Team.
“We are very happy to have Mitch join our team of business advisors,” said NAPL Senior Vice President Tim Fischer, who leads the Business Advisory Team. “His broad experience as a highly respected industry consultant and success as a former printing business owner, as well as his recent excellent work with our NAQP members, positions him perfectly for helping companies seeking NAPL’s assistance in a variety of business-building and transformation activities.”
“I have met and worked with some great business owners in my activities with NAQP, and I am really looking forward to now being able to add my experience and expertise to NAPL’s work with an even wider circle of industry leaders,” said Evans.
He began his career with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in the design and installation of financial computer systems with particular emphasis on database management, then operated a family business, the Ralph Evans Ice Skating Schools, in several northern New Jersey locations, ultimately transitioning the business from ice skating rinks into commercial office buildings.
Evans entered the printing industry in 1978 when he and his brother purchased Print Tech, a small quick print shop business. They grew it from one location with two employees and $7,000 monthly retail walk-in sales to a commercial printing and signage company with six locations, more than 75 employees, and sales above $7 million. It has been ranked in the top 100 printers by Quick Printing Magazine since 1983.
In 2001, Evans transitioned from Print Tech to become principal of Mitch Evans Consulting, where he has shared his first-hand business knowledge with others in the industry. “I have visited hundreds of print shops, most considered leaders in our industry, and I have been deeply involved with our printing trade associations since 1987,” said Evans. “Now I am looking forward to applying what I have learned to help commercial printers, especially those in the quick and small printing segment, learn how to grow and add value to their business.”