Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> April 12, 1999

Michael Cunningham – Cunningham Graphics International (cgii)

MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM is Chairman and CEO of Cunningham Graphics International, Inc. He attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and majored in Business Administration. After graduating, Mr. Cunningham broke with his family's tradition of civil service and started selling printing for a downtown Manhattan printing company. During the next two years, Mr. Cunningham built a solid reputation on service, specializing in religious and financial printing. To satisfy the needs and capacity requirements of his customers, he started to represent an additional printing company. At the same time, in September of 1983, he opened Cunningham Graphics International, Inc., as a printing brokerage. Over the next six years Mr. Cunningham was top salesman for both firms and sold over $48,000,000 worth of printing, ranging from overnight research reports for financial institutions to high quality annual reports. In an effort to control cost and quality, he opened up his own manufacturing plant in 1989. Starting with a 40- inch, four-color press and 11 employees, Cunningham Graphics International Inc., has grown to a complete web, sheet-fed and digital printing company. Hosting three shifts and now employing over 800 people, CGII has grown to be one of the largest printing companies in the world. In April, 1997 the company completed a successful public offering and continues its growth through acquisitions and consolidations. Michael Cunningham holds a Master's degree in Graphic Communications, Management & Technology from New York University. Currently, Mr. Cunningham is an Adjunct Professor, teaching Quality Control at NYU and was appointed to the Board in 1996. Profile
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