LRS – 40 Years Young and Counting
Friday, September 27, 2019
by Mark Brudnak
In the past few weeks, I have been recounting the history of LRS and how we were able to grow from a group of three consultants in a rented office space to a 900+ employee global organization serving customers on six continents. Forty years of innovation is a reason to celebrate. So celebrate we did.
Each year, the global sales, support, and development staff for our Enterprise Output Management software gathers in some far-flung corner of the globe to kick off the new fiscal year. We carefully review our successes, discuss pressing business challenges, and learn about upcoming LRS products and services our developers are working on to address them.
This year’s event was held in Springfield, back where it all started, with many of the people who helped make it happen. To cap off a week of sales and technical training, LRS employees and guests joined for an evening of comradery and entertainment.
Flanked by the mayor of Springfield and the next generation of LRS leaders, founder Dick Levi addressed current and former employees to thank them for their contributions to LRS’ success.
Joining proclamations from the Illinois State Senate and other governmental bodies, Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder marked the date with a special proclamation in honor of LRS’s place in the community.
In keeping with LRS’ “work hard - play hard” tradition, the celebration went well into the night… with LRSers from four continents on the dance floor at any given time.
So… what are we left with after a week of training and four decades of improving the IT landscape? An overwhelming appreciation for the customers who make it all possible. Because in the end, what matters more than the opinion of industry analysts, software rankings, or political leaders is the trust you put in our products and services. We do our best to provide flexible, robust solutions to your document challenges. Then by continually pushing the limits of our software, you make it better still.
Thanks for putting your trust in LRS. Watch this space in the weeks and months to come for some surprising announcements, as we get prepare to rock the world of print and output management. Again.