Former Quebecor Exec Named Senior VP and CFO of Von Hoffmann
Friday, October 18, 2002
Gary C. Wetzel: Experienced Industry Leader with Financial and Operations Experience Added to Von Hoffmann Management Team ST. LOUIS, Oct. 17 -- Von Hoffmann, a leading North American educational and commercial printer, has named Gary C. Wetzel Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Wetzel comes to Von Hoffmann as a proven leader with 16 years of print industry experience. Prior to joining Von Hoffmann, Wetzel held the position of Group Vice President, Finance and Administration with Quebecor World printing. Previous to Quebecor World, Wetzel served in Product Management and Technical Consultant roles at Heidelberg Web Press, Inc. In addition to his financial background, Wetzel has a proven operations background having managed numerous plant level productivity improvement programs. "We are very pleased to be adding Gary to our Management Team and look forward to Gary's many contributions as Chief Financial Officer. He is a proven leader in our industry with a track record in financial management, business planning, acquisitions, financial modeling, and operations," said Robert Mathews, President and Chief Executive Officer. "I am confident that Gary will help focus our efforts and strategies at creating value for both our customers and owners." "I'm very excited to be joining Von Hoffmann," said Wetzel. "Having spent many years in the industry, I know that Von Hoffmann is an organization with a long tradition of providing the highest levels of quality and service to our customers. With our focus on full service value chain solutions, I feel we have an opportunity to add unique value to our customers. I am thrilled to be a part of the team that is going to deliver on that opportunity." Wetzel earned a BS degree in mechanical design from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Columbia Business School. Von Hoffmann is a leading North American printer of educational and commercial products. From design, prepress, and print, through mailing, fulfillment, and distribution, the company offers a broad range of integrated services. Corporate offices are located in St. Louis, Missouri.