Our Guest Speakers

Alex Chausovsky

Director of Speaking Services, ITR Economics™

Alex Chausovsky is an accomplished speaker and serves as director of speaking services at ITR EconomicsTM. A highly experienced market researcher and analyst, he has more than a decade of expertise in subjects that include macroeconomics, industrial manufacturing, automation, and advanced technology trends.

Alex has consulted and advised companies throughout the US, Europe, Brazil, China, and Japan for the last 15 years and has been featured on NPR, the BBC, and in The Wall Street Journal.

Curt Steinhorst

Best-Selling Author

Curt Steinhorst loves attention. More precisely, he loves the science of attention. He is the author of the bestselling book, Can I Have Your Attention?, and is a regular Forbes contributor on Leadership Strategy. He coaches founders and CEOs of multibillion-dollar brands on how to capture and keep the attention of their internal and external audiences. The consultancy he founded, Focuswise, helps organizations develop focused and productive cultures.

Speaking, training, and consulting with such a diverse set of organizations has given him and his team the opportunity to explore what works, and how we can focus on what matters in the age of constant distraction.  Clients include Southwest Airlines, JPMorgan, Allstate, Marriott, the Naval Academy, and even Taylor Swift’s record label. 

Greg Hrinya

Editor, Label and Narrow Web Magazine

Greg Hrinya is the editor of Label & Narrow Web, a position he assumed after five year’s as associate editor. He can be found on press row at many of the label industry’s premier events, handling the magazine’s social media accounts.

Greg wears many hats at L&NW, writing feature articles and breaking news stories, in addition to being L&NW’s in-house videographer.

Brian Van de Water

Lean Expert, SPL Consulting LLC

Brian Van de Water has over 30 years of industry experience and specializes in Strategic Planning, Lean Implementation, and Leadership Development. He has been a C-level executive since 1996 and has led and sponsored hundreds of kaizen events resulting in millions of dollars of bottom line improvement.

Brian has successfully achieved higher levels of operational performance while working in the label and package converting industries with companies like WS Packaging, REXAM Medical Packaging, and James River Corporation. He has diverse experience in other industries including microbiological testing, robotics, and co-extruded films.

Paul Reilly

Partner, New Direction Partners

Paul Reilly formed New Direction Partners in April 2009, an investment banking and financial advisory services, with Peter Schaefer, Jim Russell and Tom Williams to serve the printing and related industries.  Services include merger advisory services through the representation of selling shareholders as well as buy side representation, valuation services, financing and refinancing efforts, turnaround and restructuring services, and temporary/interim management consulting.  He frequently speaks at industry conferences on such topics as Growing Market Share, Solution Selling, Mega Industry Trends, Competing with Consolidators and Merger & Acquisition Trends.

Previously, he was CEO, President and Chairman of the Board of Cenveo, Inc. one of North America’s leading printing firms.  As CEO, he. led the transition of Cenveo from a collection of independent firms to an integrated graphic communication firm providing its clients with multi-media solutions.

Alex Chausovsky

Director of Speaking Services, ITR Economics™

Alex Chausovsky is an accomplished speaker and serves as director of speaking services at ITR EconomicsTM. A highly experienced market researcher and analyst, he has more than a decade of expertise in subjects that include macroeconomics, industrial manufacturing, automation, and advanced technology trends.

Alex has consulted and advised companies throughout the US, Europe, Brazil, China, and Japan for the last 15 years and has been featured on NPR, the BBC, and in The Wall Street Journal.

Curt Steinhorst

Best-Selling Author

Curt Steinhorst loves attention. More precisely, he loves the science of attention. He is the author of the bestselling book, Can I Have Your Attention?, and is a regular Forbes contributor on Leadership Strategy. He coaches founders and CEOs of multibillion-dollar brands on how to capture and keep the attention of their internal and external audiences. The consultancy he founded, Focuswise, helps organizations develop focused and productive cultures.

Speaking, training, and consulting with such a diverse set of organizations has given him and his team the opportunity to explore what works, and how we can focus on what matters in the age of constant distraction.  Clients include Southwest Airlines, JPMorgan, Allstate, Marriott, the Naval Academy, and even Taylor Swift’s record label. 

Greg Hrinya

Editor, Label and Narrow Web Magazine

Greg Hrinya is the editor of Label & Narrow Web, a position he assumed after five year’s as associate editor. He can be found on press row at many of the label industry’s premier events, handling the magazine’s social media accounts.

Greg wears many hats at L&NW, writing feature articles and breaking news stories, in addition to being L&NW’s in-house videographer.

Brian Van de Water

Lean Expert, SPL Consulting LLC

Brian Van de Water has over 30 years of industry experience and specializes in Strategic Planning, Lean Implementation, and Leadership Development. He has been a C-level executive since 1996 and has led and sponsored hundreds of kaizen events resulting in millions of dollars of bottom line improvement.

Brian has successfully achieved higher levels of operational performance while working in the label and package converting industries with companies like WS Packaging, REXAM Medical Packaging, and James River Corporation. He has diverse experience in other industries including microbiological testing, robotics, and co-extruded films.

Paul Reilly

Partner, New Direction Partners

Paul Reilly formed New Direction Partners in April 2009, an investment banking and financial advisory services, with Peter Schaefer, Jim Russell and Tom Williams to serve the printing and related industries.  Services include merger advisory services through the representation of selling shareholders as well as buy side representation, valuation services, financing and refinancing efforts, turnaround and restructuring services, and temporary/interim management consulting.  He frequently speaks at industry conferences on such topics as Growing Market Share, Solution Selling, Mega Industry Trends, Competing with Consolidators and Merger & Acquisition Trends.

Previously, he was CEO, President and Chairman of the Board of Cenveo, Inc. one of North America’s leading printing firms.  As CEO, he. led the transition of Cenveo from a collection of independent firms to an integrated graphic communication firm providing its clients with multi-media solutions.

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