The Dingley Press Acquired

Former Owner Repurchases Catalog Printer

Lisbon, ME – The Dingley Press announced today that it has been re-acquired by former owner, Christopher A. Pierce.  The catalog printer was purchased from The Sheridan Group, a Hunt Valley, Maryland based print, publishing services and technology provider to publishers of scholarly journals, magazines, books and catalogs.

Mr. Pierce is once again involved with a business that he knows well.   He first became an employee of Dingley’s back in 1972.  Rising through the ranks, he was able to purchase the company in 1981.  Over the next 20 plus years, he proceeded to grow the business beyond the $100 million mark and employ over 500 people.

In 2004, Mr. Pierce sold The Dingley Press to The Sheridan Group.  He stayed on with Sheridan holding various leadership roles at Dingley, including CEO and Chairman, until retiring in 2011.  At that point, he assumed the Deputy Commissioner of Finance position with Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services. Earlier this year, Mr. Pierce approached Sheridan’s leadership and expressed his desire to purchase the business.

“I am very excited to be reunited with the great people at The Dingley Press. The company has a unique niche in the catalog printing business, successfully providing sophisticated printing and mailing distribution services to over 140 nationwide catalog customers,” said Mr. Pierce.  “I very much look forward to continued growth at Dingley in the years ahead.”

The Dingley Press will continue to produce high quality catalogs from its facility in Lisbon, Maine.

Pierce, a resident of Cumberland Foreside, is a graduate of Bowdoin College. He has served on a number of non-profit boards in the state of Maine.  He is currently a board member of the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME), a quasi-government agency that provides loan insurance to over 900 Maine companies.   His commitment to social services is reflected by the creation of the Christopher and Nancy Pierce Foundation in 2004 to assist and support Maine’s non-profit institutions.

About The Dingley Press

In business since 1928, The Dingley Press provides high quality catalog printing, binding, co-mailing, and distribution services from its Lisbon, ME facility.  As a full-service catalog printer, serving medium to long run catalog customers, Dingley brings value to its customers through its unique RIGHTSIZE™ catalog format and sophisticated in-house co-mailing and distribution services.   www.dingley.com

 

About the Author: Jim Gibbs

Vice President of Sales & Marketing at The Dingley Press. Jim has been with Dingley since 2002 and lives in Maine near our Lisbon, Maine plant location.