Who We Are
Print 'n Fly was created by Rich Brueckner, a widely read technology journalist from insideHPC.com. After spending more than twenty years managing trade show exhibits for technology companies including Cray, SGI, and Sun Microsystems, Rich discovered a huge gap in the marketing mix: everyone waited until the show to try to get the attention of attendees, and often that was too late, especially when there were hundreds of other exhibits in the mix. What if you could capture their attention on the way to the show when they were a captive audience? What kind of information would they need as stranger to a new destination city?
Enter Print 'n Fly -- more than just a restaurant guide, it's the world's only magazine dedicated to your trade show. And since your company was savvy enough to sponsor it, all the articles lead to your product and exhibits. After successfully selling five annual Print 'n Fly guides for his largest trade show, Rich decided to spin off the publishing company to friends Justin Wayland and William Wallace. After all, there are 50,000 trade shows in the world every year, and Print 'n Fly is a proven way to make any one of them successful.
Recently named as one of the Top 20 Big Data Influencers by Forbes Magazine, Rich Brueckner is an avid writer, publisher, and technology pundit focused on high performance computing. With over 25 years of HPC experience at Cray Research, SGI, and Sun Microsystems, Rich is known to many in the industry as “the guy in the Red Hat.” When he’s not working, Rich keepsbusy writing fiction, cartoons, and parody films. Rich lives and works in Portland, Oregon.
William is a business development and sales professional with years of experience in various realms including High Performance Computing, Big Data, SaaS enterprise products and education software. When not hunting for the next sales/business opportunity, William is a self-professed foodie and published travel writer with an abiding passion for expression. William lives in Portland, OR where he actively pursues hiking, biking and the next great meal.
Justin Wayland is a media & process consultant for small business startups, an entrepreneur, and a writer. He holds degrees from Whitman College, Reed College, and attended Worcester College Oxford, England on Scholarship. He has four children and lives in Portland, Oregon.