Nick Titus named President of Minuteman Press International

Nick Titus.

Minuteman Press International, a major design, marketing and printing franchise with almost 1,000 independently owned and operated franchises worldwide, has announced the promotion of Nick Titus to President. Nick is the third-generation President of Minuteman Press, which remains a family-owned and operated franchisor with world headquarters in Long Island, New York. He was previously Vice President of Marketing. Bob Titus , Nick’s father, will remain the company’s CEO. “We have a tremendous company with incredible people who care about its success,” Nick pointed out. “Most importantly, the foundation and strength of our organization relies on having dedicated franchise owners. I believe that our company is strong and we are in a very good position for continued growth. Our three main goals are: 1. to get our stores’ average to $750,000 per year in sales; 2. to get our system-wide gross sales to over half a billion dollars; and 3. to reach over 1,000 locations. We are pushing our support staff to conduct more individual meetings and evaluations to help ensure strong profitability and help make recommendations for continued growth.”

Bob Titus.

Growing up in the family business, Titus started working at Minuteman Press International’s world headquarters during his summer and winter breaks throughout high school and college. After graduating from Quinnipiac University in 2007 with a degree in Business Management, he joined the Minuteman Press team full-time. “I started out as a Marketing Rep working directly with franchise owners and learning the inside of the business, then moved into our marketing department working on different ways to promote the business,” he recalled. “Each year, I took on more and more responsibilities and became involved in different areas. One of the things I love about our business is that every day is a new challenge. Our owners come from so many different walks of life, and it’s so enjoyable to work with them and to be able to help them succeed in owning their own businesses I’m very honoured and humbled for this opportunity. I have some huge shoes to fill and I don’t take that lightly. I’m very excited to continue with the core values we’ve instilled in our organization and to have the opportunity to take our already great franchise to the next level.”

Current CEO Bob Titus, who founded Minuteman Press International with his father Roy in 1973, added: “In 1995, my father Roy moved aside and named me President of the company. It was the coming of the second generation taking us through the next 25 years, concentrating on our Minuteman Press franchise support system: Growing with all of our franchisees along the way…..seeing over 100 centres being passed down to the second generation…..seeing hundreds of successful owners sell their business and retire…..and seeing our $1,000,000 stores grow from 13 in 1996 to nearly 100 in 2019. In the last 25 years, we’ve added so many products and services that even Roy could not have imagined back in 1975. After serving as President of Minuteman Press for 25 years, I feel it’s time for another change. It’s time for the third generation to take the helm. I’m so proud and honoured to promote my son, Nicholas Roy Titus, as the third-generation President of Minuteman Press International. Nick has grown up at Minuteman Press like a lot of us, and our kids. He also grew up with his grandfather Roy who taught him so much – the work ethic that Roy taught all of us and most important, knowing that our company is only as good as the people we have in business.”

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.