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Hess Print Solutions names Fred Cooper Chief Financial Officer

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Press release from the issuing company

Brimfield, OH - Hess Print Solutions, a provider of accountable print performance solutions and other value-added services for catalogs, books, publications and educational printed products, announced today that it has named Fred Cooper, Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.   Mr. Cooper is a seasoned business executive with some twenty years of financial experience largely in the print, direct marketing and advertising industry.

Mr. Cooper most recently held the position of Chief Financial Officer of Operations at Vertis Communications.  While at Vertis, Mr. Cooper directed the company through several acquisitions and divestitures, facilitated implementation of lean and continuous improvement throughout the organization, developed and mentored an efficient and effective financial organization and partnered with Senior Executives to optimize operational performance and business profitability.  

Doug L. Mann, President and CEO, said, "Fred is a proven financial leader in this industry.  He has built and developed exceptional financial teams and processes and has demonstrated ability to effectively partner with all stakeholders within an organization.  His ability to create true value-added analysis and drive optimal business performance combined with his experience in strategic mergers and acquisitions will be critical to our growth and development plans.  We are excited to add Fred to our team and look forward to working with him."

Mr. Cooper said, "I appreciate the opportunity to join Hess Print Solutions.  This is an outstanding company strategically positioned in a dynamic and growing industry.  I am eager to quickly familiarize myself with our team and our business so we can collectively generate ideas to continue our growth and development as an organization".

Prior to his most recent position, Mr. Cooper held executive financial positions with American Forest Products, The Black & Decker Corporation and Coca-Cola Enterprises. Mr. Cooper graduated with a BS in Business Administration from The American University in Washington D.C. and then later obtained a J.D. from the University of Maryland, School of Law.

Mr. Cooper succeeds William Steckel who has moved on to pursue other opportunities.


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