Opinion Research Corporation Names James C. Fink Chief Executive Officer of Worldwide Market Research.Business Editors
PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 12, 2001
Newly Created Position Will Lead Commercial Market Research
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Opinion Research Corporation (AMEX AMEX
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1. To inform against another person. , Ph.D. to be Chief Executive Officer of worldwide market research.
In this new position, Fink will have overall responsibility for the Company's global commercial market research businesses with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia reporting to him.
John F. Short, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Opinion Research Corporation, said, "Jim Fink is an accomplished and highly-respected market research professional with the vision and managerial skills to lead our worldwide market research business. With the rapid expansion of our market research operation, the opportunity arose for strong leadership that could ensure that our productivity and efficiency continued to improve throughout the integration process. I am highly confident Jim can help us build a stronger and more vibrant market research operation while enhancing the Opinion Research Corporation brand throughout world markets. To ensure that his efforts are completely supported, Jim will have the additional title of Vice Chairman and will be joining the Company's Worldwide Managing Board."
Mr. Short continued: "As Vice Chairman, Jim will assist me in Company-wide initiatives. We need to accelerate the further leveraging of the great strengths each of our heritage companies brings to our diverse marketplace."
Fink is a highly experienced and talented professional. Most recently, he was President of the worldwide brand research division of Enterprise IG, the world's largest brand and identity consulting firm Noun 1. consulting firm - a firm of experts providing professional advice to an organization for a fee
business firm, firm, house - the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; "he worked for a . Fink has more than 25 years of market research experience, including 17 previous years at Opinion Research Corporation where he was Corporate Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the firm's corporate brand equity research practice. Previously, he held a VP-level market research position at Chilton Research Services. Fink has a Ph.D. in Economics from The Pennsylvania State University Pennsylvania State University, main campus at University Park, State College; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1855, opened 1859 as Farmers' High School. and a BS in Marketing from Jacksonville University Jacksonville University (JU) is a private university located in Jacksonville, Florida, on the shore of the St. Johns River. JU was founded in 1934 as William J. Porter University (actually a two-year college). The school changed its name to Jacksonville Junior College in 1935. (FL).
"Opinion Research Corporation is the premier name in the market research industry and a brand that is highly respected," Fink said. "The Company's recent expansion, both geographically and into new service offerings, has ideally positioned the firm to capitalize on Cap´i`tal`ize on`
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Process by which the experience of everyday life, marked by the diffusion of commodities and ideas, is becoming standardized around the world. Factors that have contributed to globalization include increasingly sophisticated communications and transportation and consolidation trends that are shaping the future of the industry. By continuing to integrate the myriad capabilities and leveraging the global infrastructure, ORC's market research business can grow much faster than the overall industry while improving margins."
Opinion Research Corporation, founded in 1938, is a measurement-based global marketing services firm. Through its research and teleservices units, the Company provides market intelligence, consulting, training and premium-quality teleservices. Organizations around the world call on the Company's wealth of intellectual capital and sophisticated technological infrastructure to provide Insight Beyond Measure. The Company's website is located at www.opinionresearch.com.
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