Moore Names Hartman Senior VP, Manufacturing Technologies and Efficiencies
Press release from the issuing company
TORONTO, ON & STAMFORD, CT (May 17, 2001) - Robert G. Burton, President and Chief Executive Officer of Moore Corporation Limited (TSE, NYSE: MCL) announced today the appointment of Raymond Hartman as Senior Vice President, Manufacturing Technologies and Efficiencies. Mr. Hartman will report to James E. Lillie, Executive Vice President Operations.
In regard to this appointment, Mr. Burton stated:
"Our continuing effort to drive cost and waste from our organization now focuses our attention on our equipment, the configuration of our plants, our capital spending, improving manufacturing waste levels and our overall manufacturing productivity. Our unceasing diligence is critical to our continued success as we realize our full potential through ongoing improvements to our business, increasing shareholder value and delivering more robust services to our customers.
To maximize our current position and leverage our strengths, we have identified a path forward to ensure that our business is poised to capitalize on our investments and create manufacturing efficiencies. I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ray Hartman as Senior Vice President, Manufacturing Technologies and Efficiencies. Ray will lead this effort and join the approval process for capital spending. He will be responsible for negotiating the purchase and potential disposition of all capital equipment encompassing printing, imaging and finishing. In regard to efficiencies, he will have a major focus upon reduction of waste and redundancies. He will also be developing action plans to further develop cross-divisional synergies and increase up time and productivity."
Mr. Burton concluded:
"Ray's experience in the industry spans back to the 1970s. He will prove to be beneficial resource not only within our manufacturing arena, but he also will be a strong technical resource for our sales force. I know first-hand the type of successes Ray is capable of perpetuating. His expertise in manufacturing equipment capabilities will prove to be invaluable to us as we develop new and innovative products that are dynamic and responsive to our customers."
Mr. Hartman stated:
"I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work under Bob Burton's leadership again. I welcome the opportunity to be a catalyst for positive change within the organization. My experience in the industry will give me the ability to jump in and make immediate contributions to the team. This company has real potential to thrive and deliver improved results for its investors and customers. I look forward to assuming this challenging role."
Most recently, Mr. Hartman has been active within the industry addressing a variety of efficiency projects for several NYSE companies. Prior to this, he spent five years at Quebecor World in a variety of successively important senior roles from marketing to engineering, culminating in his role as Senior Vice President, Technology. Mr. Hartman is on the Board of Directors for the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, an organization that has been a technology resource for the printing industry for 75 years. He also is an active member of the Research & Engineering Executive Committee. He holds a bachelor's of science degree in Printing Management and Technology from California Polytechnic University.
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