GroupeSTAHL Appoints CEO

GroupeSTAHL has appointed Chris Lawson as CEO. Lawson is the former chief financial officer and executive vice president of Ross Roy Advertising, a billion-dollar private advertising/marketing services company. He led the development and execution of a strategic growth plan there that helped the regional company become one of the top five in its industry in the United States. Lawson also has entrepreneurial experience, managing and investing in several development projects.

“We are more than confident that Chris’s proven financial, operations, leadership and business-building skills will take GroupeSTAHL into the future,” says Ted Stahl, executive chairman. “His mission is to unify the efforts of GroupeSTAHL companies around the globe, strengthening our ability to bring you the textile-printing products and services you need to grow your business.”

Proforma Distributors Acquire Printing Co.

Steve Flaughers, owner of Proforma 3rd Degree Marketing, and Dick Kulick, owner of Proforma Excalibur Business Solutions, acquired Hyde Brothers Printing Co. Financial terms of the transaction were not released, but the acquired company will now be known as Hyde Brothers Printing and Marketing.

Together, Flaughers and Kulick plan to extend the business’s offerings to include promotional items, multimedia services, branded apparel, mobile marketing and website design. Hyde Brothers has been in the commercial printing business for more than a century. Flaughers and Kulick were able to complete the transaction thanks to participation in a mergers and acquisition program offered by Proforma (asi/300094). The mergers team guided them through the buying process.