Jun 8, 2007
NAPL, the trade association for excellence in graphic communications management, is pleased to present the first in a series of podcasts about the activities and speakers at NAPL's Management Institute, taking place August 11th through the 14th at an exciting new location, George Washington University in Washington, DC. This year, MI offers three comprehensive, concurrent courses: Sales Management, Production Management, and Financial Management. In this NAPL podcast, we'll hear about the financial management track from the track leaders, Joe Becker and Don Goldman. Joe Becker has been a consultant to the printing industry for more than 30 years. Joe's areas of expertise include finance, production standards, compensation and incentive packages, mergers and acquisitions, and long-range planning. He is currently engaged by many printing companies on a continuing basis as a consultant and acts as facilitator to printing peer groups. Several of these companies began business with zero sales and no employees and, after 15 to 25 years, grew to $30 million in sales and over 200 employees. Joe is a frequent speaker on topics such as cash management, business valuation, strategic planning, and other business planning issues, including PIA's Executive Development Program and, at NAPL's Management Institute, as lead professor of the Financial Management course and a lecturer for the Strategic Management course. Joe has been a member of the International Association of Graphic Arts Consultants since its inception, and is an “on-site? consultant for both the Printing Industries of America (PIA) and the National Association for Printing Leaders hip (NAPL), and a member of NAPL's Soderstrom Society. He is a frequent contributor to industry publications with articles on tax and estate matters, family businesses and succession issues.