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EcSELL Institute Welcomes AlphaGraphics

Posted by Kerstin Olson

January 17, 2011

Posted by: Kerstin Olson, COO, EcSELL Institute

The EcSELL Institute welcomes AlphaGraphics as the newest member to the EcSELL community.

AlphaGraphics was founded by entrepreneur Rodger Ford in Tucson, Arizona, in 1970. A pioneer and innovator, Ford’s vision was to create business centers that offered customers the latest visual communications technology. After successfully building the company’s operating systems into a successful and profitable business model, AlphaGraphics began franchising in 1979. In 1984, the company became the first desktop publishing retailer. By the late ’80s, AlphaGraphics was aggressively pursuing the global marketplace, becoming the first U.S. printing franchise to expand internationally.

In 2001, the company moved its headquarters to Salt Lake City, Utah. Today, there are more than 260 AlphaGraphics franchises located in the United States, Brazil, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom.

We applaud AlphaGraphics for joining a growing segment of Sales Managers committed to enhancing their sales leadership, improving their management acumen, and staying current with trends and proven best practices through membership to the EcSELL Institute.

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