COO Steve White Leaves Allegra Network
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | June 15, 2012
Contact: Erin Johnson | tel: (800) 726-9050
COO STEVE WHITE LEAVES ALLEGRA NETWORK
PLYMOUTH, Mich., June 15, 2012 – Allegra Network LLC, the marketing, print and graphic communications franchiser of Allegra, American Speedy Printing, Insty-Prints and Signs Now brands announced that Steve White, Chief Operating Officer and President of Signs Now has decided to resign his position and leave the company to pursue new interests.
White had been with the company for 18 years. He served as Director of Sales and Marketing, Executive Vice President of the Allegra brand and, in 2006 moved to Sarasota, Fla., shortly after Allegra Network purchased Signs Now. He returned to company headquarters in Plymouth, Mich., in 2010 to assume his most recent role. He was also an investor in the company.
Prior to his involvement with Allegra Network, White was an executive at Domino’s Pizza and a former officer in the United States Army.
White cited his desire to take on new challenges in the franchise industry as his reason for leaving.
Mike Marcantonio, President, CEO and Majority Investor of Allegra Network since 2011 commented, “Clearly our loss will be someone else’s gain. Steve is a knowledgeable and capable executive with 25 years’ experience in the franchise industry. He will be missed by our staff and our franchisees. We wish him the best in whatever new challenges he chooses to tackle in the next chapter in his career.”
Marcantonio added that Allegra Network’s senior management team will announce organizational changes to assume White’s responsibilities within a few weeks.
ABOUT ALLEGRA NETWORK
Allegra Network LLC is one of world’s largest marketing, print and graphic communications franchises linking more than 450 locations across North America. The company ranks in the top 200 among all franchise companies in the world and is considered a leader in franchise training, technology implementation and system profitability. Allegra Network was founded in 1976 and today supports three primary brands under its print division – Allegra, American Speedy Printing and Insty-Prints, and the Signs Now brand under its sign division. For more information on Allegra Network, please call (800) 726-9050 or visit www.allegranetwork.com. In early 2012, select investors in Allegra Network obtained a majority interest in Signs By Tomorrow (SBT), the 160-unit signage and graphics franchise, from its retiring founder and a small group of outside investors. The investment in SBT was made with existing management members.Back