Steve Wozniak Teams With Proforma at PPAI to Celebrate Technology Innovation
On Sunday evening, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak joined Proforma at The PPAI Expo in a celebration of technology innovation. A record-breaking number of Proforma owners, supplier partners and special guests in the industry attended the event that enlisted Wozniak as the featured speaker to launch Proforma’s annual Kick-Off Meeting.
The Cleveland-based business is celebrating the success that ProVision—its $15 million business management technology platform—is creating for its affiliate members, who have seen an average 20 percent increase in sales and a 17 percent increase in gross profits since switching to the proprietary system.
“After hearing the success of Proforma’s members on ProVision, it’s clear that Proforma is unlocking doors to the future of their industry," Wozniak said. "I have always said that ‘wherever smart people work, doors are unlocked,’ and clearly Proforma has an abundance of smart people behind their technology. It was a thrill to be a part of this special celebration.”
“The Woz” captivated the audience as he shared personal anecdotes, practical jokes and technological insight with Proforma chief technology officer Brian Carothers. Wozniak's passion for promotional products was recognized by the presentation of an honorary Master of Advertising Specialist (MAS) by PPAI president and CEO Paul Bellantone.
“Having the opportunity to interview one of the world’s most influential minds is a testament to Proforma’s pursuit of technology innovation in the print and promotional products industry,” said Carothers.
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