NAQP (National Association of Quick Printers)

Paul Strack of CustomXM Named NAQP Printer of the Year

The National Association of Quick Printers (NAQP) has named Paul Strack, President of CustomXM, North Little Rock, AR, as its Printer of the Year. Strack will be honored in ceremonies during the NAQP Owners Conference, Nov. 7-10 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN.

Award ceremonies at the conference will also honor John Foley, Jr., Founder and Chief Executive Officer of interlinkOne and Grow Socially, Wilmington, MA, who will receive the Industry Award of Distinction; PrinterPresence of Lincoln, NE, which has been named Supplier of the Year; and the OKI proColor Series from OKI Data Americas, Inc., Mt. Laurel, NJ, which has been selected as Product of the Year.

“We are extremely pleased to present the Printer of the Year Award to Paul Strack,” says Mitch Evans, NAQP Managing Director and a Vice President of the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL). The award goes to a quick or small commercial printer who exemplifies the best in the industry, operating a successful, customer-responsive business, demonstrating creativity/vision, exhibiting service to community groups and industry organizations, and serving as a role model for future generations.

“Paul exemplifies the kind of forward thinking and insightful leadership that is driving the growth of the quick and small printing segment of our industry,” Evans continues. “His vision has led CustomXM to become a leader in multifaceted services for today’s customer, such as cross-media campaigns, integrated digital data, and advanced marketing tools. And he has long been a steadfast supporter of NAQP and an invaluable contributor to the success of its services and programs. His status as an industry role model is indisputable.”

Industry Award of Distinction honoree John Foley, Jr., is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of interlinkONE, an integrated marketing software company, and Grow Socially, Inc., an online marketing company with a focus on social media. He is also the author of three books, Business Transformation: A New Path to Profit for the Printing Industry, Untethered Marketing: The Role of the Cloud and Mobile Communication, and Business Transformation: A Path to Profitability for the Mailing and Fulfillment Industries.

PrinterPresence, cited as NAQP’s Supplier of the Year, is the leading provider of website solutions for the printing industry with over 3,000 clients on five continents, including nearly one-third of the Top 100 printers in North America as named recently by Quick Printing magazine. PrinterPresence websites and Web-to-print solutions are designed exclusively for printers by an experienced team that includes successful print shop owners.

The OKI proColor series, NAQP Product of the Year, is an innovative line of commercial-grade high-impact digital color production printers. Ideal for short-run printing, the proColor line delivers superior color accuracy and speed for running labels, cut sheets, or envelopes with variable data and variable graphics. The printers also deliver high-volume professional color output and color matching accuracy powered by embedded EFI Fiery and PANTONE support on select models. The line includes digital envelope printers, a digital web press with an array of in-line finishing options, and a revolutionary digital printer featuring white toner.

The 2013 Owners Conference will feature several keynote addresses and nearly a score of breakout sessions covering topics of specific interest to today’s quick and small commercial printer and mailer. The event will also provide plenty of time for networking and enjoying the musical nightlife of Nashville, including an optional evening visit for a performance at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry. Go to http://www.napl.org/2013OC to learn more or to register. For more information, contact NAPL Marketing Director Samantha Lake at (800) 642-6275, Ext. 6306, or slake@napl.org.

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