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APTech and George Mason University School of Business Launch LeadingPRINT: Advanced Leadership Program

Managing Transformation in the Printing Industry

Inaugural Online Offering in New Executive Development Program

The Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech) and the George Mason University (Mason) School of Business are pleased to announce the launch of the LeadingPRINT: Advanced Leadership Program with its first online education offering: Managing Transformation in the Printing Industry. 

A unique collaboration between industry experts at APTech and leadership from Mason’s School of Business, the LeadingPRINT: Advanced Leadership Program is designed to provide leaders in the printing industry with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully transform their companies and generate continued success in an industry being disrupted by radical change in technologies, markets, business, and financial models.

“It’s critically important for ‘outside’ business leadership knowledge and experience to join with our printing industry expertise so we can offer printing industry professionals new and valuable business-growth insights,” said Thayer Long, president, APTech. “This exciting new professional development opportunity is consistent with APTech’s commitment to developing unique and relevant products and services for our members.”

The graduate-level curriculum will develop strategic frameworks for leaders to reinvent their organizations and develop new or revised business models based on an innovative vision for the future. The program consists of three modules that are essential for leading organizational transformation: Marketplace Disruption (Vision of the Market), Customer Principles (Vision of the Customer), and Implementation (Vision of the Process).

The nine-week program will run June 10 – August 30, 2020, be taught by Mason School of Business professors and will be delivered through the university’s Learning Management System. Those who complete the program will receive a Mason School of Business certificate of completion. 

“Mason is committed to providing access to excellence and making an impact in the world. This partnership puts those principles into action as participants will collaborate with our world-class faculty experts to further develop and enhance their knowledge and abilities” said Brett Josephson, Assistant Professor and Director of Executive Development, George Mason University School of Business.

Registration for Managing Transformation in the Printing Industry is $1,995 for APTech Members. In order to encourage leadership-team participation, additional registrations from the same member company are priced at $1,200. 

To learn more or to register visit our website.


APTech provides a forum to inspire the development of new and valuable print products. We educate, provide market research, and foster collaboration between those who create and those who make. We are the industry association that is focused entirely on the future of print. Our members are the creative minds that love to innovate, and the leaders who stand ready to build the future. We facilitate the evolution of physical experiences in our increasingly digital lives. For complete information about the association, its programs, and its member companies, visit: or phone: 703/264-7200.


Dedicated to excellence in research and teaching, the School of Business educates future business leaders through world-class, innovative academic programs and strategic business partnerships. Ranked among the top 100 undergraduate business school programs and top 50 part-time MBA programs by U.S. News and World Report, the School of Business is accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Faculty are deeply engaged in the regional, national, and international business communities; their academic expertise combined with real-world experience provides a bridge in the classroom from academic theory to business practice.

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