MELBOURNE, Florida, December 19, 2011 – President and Publisher of FLORIDA TODAY, Mark S. Mikolajczyk, will join the executive team at Craig Technologies as President of Subsidiaries, effective January 1, 2012. Mikolajczyk will be responsible for the growth, development and operations of all Craig Technologies’ subsidiaries and additionally will serve in an advisory role to CEO Carol Craig as the company continues its rapid growth.
“Craig Technologies has grown extensively over the past few years, exploring new capabilities and production lines that expand our traditional engineering and technical service offerings. Mark’s strong management and operational background makes him the perfect complement to our leadership team and positions him to help take our organization to the next level,” stated Craig. “Mikolajczyk will have overall responsibility for the organization and operation of Craig Technologies subsidiaries’ activities, in addition to providing executive management support as it relates to operations, marketing, strategy, finance, creation of company culture, human resources, media/press, and business development.”
As President and Publisher Mikolajczyk was responsible for the overall management and operations of the FLORIDA TODAY newspaper, floridatoday.com, and various niche publications. Additionally, he oversaw Gannett Co., Inc’s other newspapers in Fort Myers, FL, Tallahassee, FL, Greenville, SC and Asheville, NC as a South Group Vice President. He is a four-time winner of Gannett’s President’s Ring competition and in 2010 was awarded the prestigious Isaiah Thomas award in publishing by the Rochester Institute of Technology for substantial contributions to the news media industry and the graphic arts.
“I’m excited to be a part of a locally-based and dynamically growing company. Additionally, one that is heavily involved in the community that supports many worthy organizations, ”said Mikolajczyk, who currently serves on the 2011 United Way board with Craig. “I firmly believe Craig Technologies and its Subsidiaries are well poised to serve the growing manufacturing sectors in Brevard County.”
Mikolajczyk’s 29-year tenure in media began in production operations and manufacturing with the early startup days of USA TODAY. He served as Senior Vice President of Operations for the newspaper division of Gannett Co., Inc. before joining FLORIDA TODAY in 2006. Mark has a strong background in quality process control and standards. He oversaw overall production operations for Gannett’s 80+ newspapers across the U.S. and was responsible for many multi-million dollar manufacturing plant design and new facility projects.
Craig said, “Mark has the know-how and leadership qualities to affect positive change in both business and non-profit sectors. He believes in the power of what people can achieve together and I see Craig Technologies continuing its growth with Mark on board.”
Both Mikolajczyk and Craig serve as board members of the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida, and Board of Overseers for the Nathan M. Bisk School of Business at Florida Institute of Technology.
ABOUT CRAIG TECHNOLOGIES
Craig Technologies in a nationwide technology firm that provides engineering and technical services to both commercial and government customers. Current revenues are close to $30 million with 285 employees. The Melbourne-headquartered firm has three subsidiaries, CTMTD, LLC, GCC Innovative Technologies, LLC and DGIA, LLC, expanding its capabilities and focus into manufacturing. Craig Technologies is a Woman-Owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned, Minority-Owned Small Disadvantaged Business. Learn more at http://www.craigtechinc.com <http://www.craigtechinc.com> .