Welcome to Malnati & Associates
Malnati & Associates

A Little Bit About Us
Malnati & Associates has a very flat organizational structure. We're a network of closely knit service providers who work cooperatively to get the job done. That helps us respond quickly and cost-effectively to our clients' needs.

Most of us have been working together for over a decade. Some of us have worked side-by-side for more than 2 decades. That makes us a powerful team. Here is some background on our key associates:

Peggy Malnati, Malnati & Associates
With over 25 years of experience in the global industrial/business-to-business marketing arena, Peggy has been providing clients with a wide range of high-level consulting, writing, and creative direction since 1984. Her specialties include strategic counsel on technology-transfer issues, new-technology launches, training programs, web-development and electronic media, science and technology writing, speakers' programs, and media relations. She has directed communications activities in the chemicals, plastics, silicones, composites, adhesives, rubber, tooling, and abrasives industries servicing all major industrial and consumer market segments. Her work has appeared in scores of trade publications, technical and business journals, encyclopedias, websites, databases, and textbooks. Peggy has also provided writing support for several important U.S. patents, a major NIST project on finite-element analysis of composite materials, and, in 1994, co-authored a book with two of GE's top scientists entitled Structural Analysis of Thermoplastic Components, published by McGraw-Hill. In addition, she has been a contributing writer since 2006 for leading composites-industry trade magazines covering the automotive and infrastructure beats, and since 2008 has been contributing articles to the major plastics webportal, Omnexus.com by SpecialChem of France.

Peggy was a co-founder and managing director for 15 years of Allison, Hull, & Malnati, Inc. (AH&M Marketing Communications). She has been an active member of the board of directors of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) - Automotive Division since 2001 and oversees communications services for several of the group's events each year. She has also sat on several advisory boards and conference-planning committees for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), where she also co-organized and co-chaired a large technical session on polymeric materials for 13 years at SAE World Congress & Exposition, the world's largest technical automotive conference.

In her leisure time, Peggy is an Advanced Master Gardener, Michigan Conservation Steward, environmental educator, and invited public speaker, and sits on several civic advisory boards. She is also a lifelong organic gardener, loves to hike, camp, and kayak, dig in the dirt, and play with her furry friends.

Suzanne Lee, That Color
Suzi founded the first PostScript® service bureau in 1984, providing prepress output services to agencies, publishers and others. With the evolution of technology, her focus shifted to digital proofing, large-format printing, mounting, and laminating. That Color is equipped to handle virtually any type of signage using the latest "green" technologies.

Suzi says she’s always been in the service business, and prides herself on delivering the best for her clients, paying particular attention to customer requirements, details, and deadlines. She helps clients achieve the most cost-effective and practical means of producing conference and trade show displays, presentations, posters, and banners, backlits, and photographic exhibits for indoor and outdoor use. Tulip, Suzi’s greyhound rescue, supervises production between naps on the couch and long walks in the woods.

When not at work, Suzi spends as much of her leisure time as possible outdoors digging in the garden, horseback riding, detailing her car, and accompanying Tulip on her walks.

Jill Peterson, JPI Creative
A former graphic designer and marketing strategist for Ford Motor Co., Jill founded JPI Creative Group in 1995. She has designed for and collaborated with numerous advertising agencies and communications groups nationally and internationally and has held staff and freelance graphic-design positions in Detroit, MI, Charlotte, NC and Charleston, SC. She holds numerous awards for her designs, including a Best of Category PICA (Printing Industries of the Carolinas) in Package design, and a Gold ADDY award for Brochure/Catalog design.

Although her primary focus is in industrial and corporate business-to-business design, she has serviced customers in segments as diverse as medical, professional sports, recreation, community development, and education, and has volunteered for local non-profit community services.

Jill's best pals are her 3-yr old son, Drew and 12-yr old greyhound rescue, Rocky. When she's not busy with design projects, she's developing her new line of hand-painted glassware as well as gardening and jogging.


Our Affilates
We believe the combined experience and service offerings of Malnati & Associates and our affiliates are unmatched in the industrial B2B arena. Please visit their websites to learn more. If you decide to retain their services, please be sure to tell them where you heard their name.

APCO Worldwide
Acknowledged by clients worldwide for strong strategy and results-driven execution, APCO Worldwide is a strategic communications and public affairs consulting firm with 23 offices around the world - from Seattle to Brussels to Beijing. The agency works with clients in just about every industry, with special expertise in chemicals, oil & gas, automotive, aviation, technology, and pharmaceuticals. APCO Worldwide is a subsidiary of The Grey Global Group, one of the world's leading communications companies. Known for breakthrough, brand-building advertising and integrated marketing, Grey has offices in more than 88 countries and nearly 500 cities around the globe, offering unparalleled reach for B2B marketing communications.

AH&M Marketing Communications
AH&M is a business-to-business marketing communications firm offering a core competency in industrial public relations, trade press publicity, and technology communications, mainly for the North American market. Valued by clients as a key strategic resource, it has earned a reputation as an agency that consistently achieves outstanding results. With special expertise in materials technology, chemicals, and related vertical markets, AH&M serves business and multinational companies in virtually every major industrial and high-tech business sector.

The European Marketing Group (EMG)
The European Marketing Group is a business-to-business marketing communications firm offering a core competency in program localization and business/trade press publicity in Pan-European markets. It serves multinational companies in the materials technology, health care, chemical, high technology, and industrial business sectors. EMG has in-depth market knowledge and a strong reputation for delivering results across a wide range of marketing communications disciplines. EMG-I, the specialist Internet Solutions division of EMG, offers crisp web design, sophisticated technical e-solutions, and online content management to businesses operating internationally. They are renown for creating web environments that invite visitors to keep coming back.

Synection® / Leadership on the Fly® Seminars
Synection® is a unique consulting firm that provides customer-value innovation and implementation services. The company shows clients how to achieve superior profitability while helping organizations become highly energized market leaders. With more than a 15 years of business-leadership results, this process is now detailed in the book, Value-Based Marketing For Bottom-Line Success, (published jointly by McGraw Hill and the American Marketing Association, 2003).

Synection also has developed its Leadership on the Fly® Seminar Series, now offered at world-class destinations. The sessions teach business leaders the customer innovation approach to improving business results, while also integrating fly fishing into the seminar.

The Associates
Peggy Malnati, Malnati & Associates

Suzanne Lee, That Color

Jill Peterson, JPI Creative

Our Affiliates
One of the strengths of Malnati & Associates is that we're lean and focused in our service offerings.

That makes us both very good and affordable.

But, we're also strategically affiliated with an outstanding network of global marketing and communications leaders.

That gives us tremendous breadth of capabilities and geographic reach. See Our List of Affiliates >>