Bloomington, MN – July 13, 2018 – After a career spanning four decades in the newspaper software industry, Arnie Korshin left NEWSCYCLE Solutions at the end of June to enjoy an incredibly well-deserved retirement.
“Our company is a better place thanks to his many years of World Class (literally!) service and fierce commitment to customer excellence,” says Newscycle CEO Scott Roessler.
Korshin’s industry career really began in 1950 when he delivered newspapers to home porches. This likely got the circulation juices flowing in his bloodstream, as he soon moved to filling wire racks, so the public could pick up their newspapers for 5 cents apiece.
With this experience in both home delivery and single copy sales, Arnie went to work for Newsday in 1959, two weeks shy of his 18th birthday. He worked his way up the ranks within the circulation department, where he gathered much of his knowledge of the business, and where he cultivated his legendary understanding of what our customers do every day.
Eventually, Arnie moved to the vendor side of the industry, first with Collier Jackson in Tampa, which was later acquired by Atex. Arnie worked at Atex for a total of 22 years, and then joined Newscycle after the acquisition in 2013.
“Arnie is respected throughout the circulation community as one of the most knowledgeable people in the industry,” says Dave Katz, Global Business Analyst for Newscycle. “This accounts for our software as well as circulation as a whole, and he is held in the highest regard by all of the customers he has worked with throughout the years.”
Outside of work, Arnie is well-known as a diehard hockey fan. “Born a New York Rangers fan, he gravitated to the New York Islanders when they came into existence,” notes Katz. “When he moved to Florida he became a Tampa Bay Lightning supporter and is a season ticket holder.”
In his retirement, Arnie will continue to be part of his woodworkers’ club. Formed 20 years ago, the club makes wood toy cars and trucks for needy children. Typical of Arnie’s collaborative spirit, his club works with boys from the Cub Scouts, who add the axles and tires to the toys for Christmas presents. The club also makes urns for indigent veterans to hold their cremated remains.
Never one to sit still, Arnie also plans to stay active in his weekly poker game with friends, which he has been doing for over eight years. But, his first order of business in retirement is to take an Alaskan cruise with his daughter this August.