(company with more than 250 employees)
AWARD CRITERIA:A qualified Nominee is an executive (CEO, CIO, CTO, CFO, CLO, or President) of a COMPANY WITH MORE THAN 250 EMPLOYEES who has achieved significant business success within the Qualification Period, though the executive need not have been in the role of executive for the entire term of the Qualification Period.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2011 TECHCOLUMBUS INNOVATION AWARD WINNER!
The Dispatch Printing Company
The Dispatch Printing Company is a locally owned privately held media company, owning a daily newspaper, 23 weekly newspapers, a sports radio station, a broadcast CBS affiliate in Columbus, OH and an NBC affiliate in Indianapolis, IN. The combined properties also own and operate 23 web sites.
The digital strategy, initially spearheaded by IT, is “Content Anywhere, On Anything at Anytime.” recognizing customer demand to move from traditional media to any electronic screen. This year we launched a bold new approach to our web sites utilizing Amazon Cloud, open source software and our internal staff to propel the current strategy and establish a solid foundation for future evolution.
We finalized an agreement to change our newsprint format from the 150+ year old traditional format, to a new 3V format. After over 2 years of work, we are defining our printing facility as the location to print not only The Columbus Dispatch but also a letter of intent to publish the Cincinnati Enquirer. This innovative new product in the newspaper industry establishes ours as a premier production facility for Ohio.
Michael J. Gasser, Executive Chairman
Greif, Inc. is a world leader in the manufacture of industrial packaging products and the provision of related services. With locations in more than 55 countries and net sales of $3.5 billion in fiscal 2010, the company produces steel, plastic, fiber, flexible, corrugated and multiwall containers and containerboard, and provides reconditioning, blending, filling and packaging services. Founded in 1877 and headquartered in Delaware, Ohio, Greif is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols GEF and GEF.B.