PHILADELPHIA -- McGettigan Partners, a project management company
for meetings and incentives here, acquired Swampscott, Mass.-based
World Class Incentives Inc., a full-service incentive program
The deal creates a new high-end incentive market company called
McGettigan World Class, according to John Pino, president and chief
executive officer of McGettigan Partners.
The new company will maintain the original World Class
Incentives staff and headquarters, he said. WCI also has branch
offices in San Francisco and Colorado Springs, Colo.
"This acquisition continues our basic growth strategies and
strengthens our position in the incentives market," Pino said.
"It also leads to greater diversity in customers, industries and
geographic regions served by McGettigan."
As part of the deal, WCI becomes part of McGettigan's Eastern
Customer Business Unit and will "provide an enhanced presence in
key markets in the New England region," according to Christine
Duffy, division president of the ECBU.
McGettigan offers advantages in large meetings and events as
well as enhanced travel management software that can improve WCI's
services, Rick Longley, president and managing director of WCI,
McGettigan serves more than 100 clients and generates sales of
about $250 million, Pino said.