SGIA and NAPCO Media announce that Andy Cvitanov has been appointed chief operating officer. In this new position, Cvitanov will oversee all operations within the newly formed company, including association infrastructure, strategy, audience development, finance, IT, human resources and more.
“The combination of SGIA and NAPCO Media has created a unique opportunity in the marketplace, and I’m excited to help achieve its vision,” Cvitanov says. “This coming year will be a revitalizing time, for both members and the industry as a whole; I am glad to be a part of it.”
Cvitanov has held senior leadership positions in the B2B space, from entrepreneurial/middle market to large Fortune 500 companies. He most recently held the position of president and CEO of Vizant, a privately held independent advisory firm, assisting companies in eliminating transaction fees, improving processes, optimizing products and delivering greater business value. He has led the growth and operational execution of a supply chain firm; IT services organization; tax and accounting firm; and various leasing companies.
Additionally, he led the development and implementation of an outsourcing strategy for a Fortune 500 company and was a co-founder of a private equity firm. He has also served as director on multiple boards, both for-profit and non-profit.
“We are very pleased to have Andy on board,” says Ford Bowers, president & CEO, SGIA. “His extensive M&A and board experience, having purchased, integrated and advised on acquisitions and divestitures, will be a major asset to our newly-formed organization with NAPCO Media. We are building a team to further develop and expand on member benefits, and Andy’s proven ability to uncover growth opportunity and mobilize resources to create value is a perfect fit.”
“Combining two organizations is exciting, but also filled with challenges,” says Dave Leskusky, president, NAPCO Media. “Having someone of Andy’s caliber join our team provides years of experience and an outside perspective, which will be beneficial in our short-term execution and our long-term strategy. We are looking forward to being able to provide even more benefits, resources and strategic growth for years to come.”
Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is the premier printing and graphic arts trade organization that provides members with cutting-edge resources, tools and education to promote growth and convergence into new market segments. SGIA members have unparalleled access to current industry information, trends and events, including, but not limited to, PRINTING United in Atlanta on Oct. 21-23, 2020. For more info, visit SGIA.org.
NAPCO Media, owned by SGIA, is a business-to-business media company serving the printing & packaging, publishing, marketing, retail & non-profit, and promotional products. Its mission is to build community between its audience and clients through integrated media programs, research, video services, events, marketing services, and e-learning. For more info, visit napco.com.