President and CEO to Speak on Entrepreneurship March 12

Monday, February 23 2009

Feb. 23, 2009

Written by Maria Picone

MOSCOW, Idaho – Andrew Field, president and CEO of, will present a seminar on entrepreneurship at the University of Idaho on Thursday, March 12. His presentation will focus on creating value for your customers and motivating your employees in a small business.

The University of Idaho Wells Fargo Entrepreneurship Speaker Series, a seminar series from Vandal Innovation and Enterprise Works (VIEW), will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Idaho Commons Whitewater Room, 875 S. Line St. in Moscow.

Since launching – his third start-up company – in 1996, Field has led a revolution in the commercial printing industry, tapping the power of the Internet to build one of the country's fastest-growing companies. His efforts were recognized in 2004, when he was named Montana’s Entrepreneur of the Year.

Through his leadership of the company's operations and progressive business practices, Field has built a dynamic culture that both empowers and inspires his employees for success. He was recognized by Winning Workplaces and Fortune Small Business as a winner of the 2005 Best Bosses Award.

“Andrew has a great amount of knowledge as an entrepreneur and in motivating employees to work effectively in a team environment,” said Linda Morris, director of VIEW and professor of business and economics. “His experience will provide students with great insight and successful tips for their future in either managing a business or being a team player in the workplace.”

Field's interest in the printing business began in high school when he worked for a local print shop in San Mateo, Calif. He worked for many print shops before beginning a new career in sales and business management in 1989 in Montana.

He started a local automotive service business, American Automotive Supply, then acquired a regional distributorship for Wynn Oil Company, a distributorship that won Wynn Oil’s coveted first-place award for U.S. market penetration for the next five out of six years from 1994-99. Field turned over operations of American Automotive Supply to his wife, Victoria, in 2001 so he could devote his efforts to growing

Field attended Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., and now resides in Livingston, Mont.

The VIEW Entrepreneurship Speaker Series is a campus and community-wide program sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank. The speaker series is designed to educate students through the help of successful entrepreneurs. VIEW offers entrepreneurship courses for all college majors, a 12-credit certificate program, an annual business plan competition, an elevator pitch competition in addition to the speaker series. For more information, visit, e-mail or call (208) 885-0199.
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