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Timothy Fischer

Senior Vice President

Tim Fischer is a Senior Vice President of NAPL, a not-for-profit business management association representing progressive companies in the graphic communications industry. Tim is an entrepreneur with more than 25 years of graphic communications experience in the areas of operations, finance, M&A, and general management. He has served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer of NAPL and represented various companies in senior level positions.

Tim’s expertise includes operational assessments, turnarounds, problem solving, financial analysis, budgeted hourly rates, valuations, plant consolidation, executive coaching, and business plan development and execution. He is able to assess a situation quickly and to develop and implement an action plan.

As an industry consultant, Tim brings into play an extensive background in graphic communications, providing financial, operational, and pre- and post-acquisition consulting services for leading graphic communications companies.

Before joining NAPL, Tim was employed by Vertis (formerly American Color), a commercial printing services leader with multiple locations throughout North America. He began his tenure at the billion dollar printing company in 1985 as Division Controller, advancing to progressively more senior level operations and general management positions.

At Vertis, Tim led profitable manufacturing start-ups and operational turnarounds at multiple locations, consistently exceeding corporate goals and achieving outstanding bottom-line profit through strong cost-saving measures, industrial-safety programs, and customer-focused sales and marketing initiatives. He established a standard of excellence and a lead-by-example culture for a 225-employee division, managing a $60 million budget, multiple sites, departments, and management teams.

Tim has served on the faculty of NAPL’s Management Institute and is a member of the adjunct faculty at New York University, teaching graduate courses in Entrepreneurship and Financial Management. He is a regular presenter at industry conferences and trade shows. A board member of the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation, Tim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Pennsylvania State University. He lives in northern New Jersey with his wife and four children.

Tim’s Skills:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Mergers
  • Acquisitions
  • Business Valuations
  • Strategic Assessments

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