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Banta Announces Key Executive Appointments Including Paul Gaboury as CIO

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MENASHA, Wis., Aug. 24 Banta Corporation has announced several executive appointments involving key corporate and divisional leadership positions. * Peter R. Hanson has been promoted to President of the Banta Publications Group. * Gordon A. Rule advanced to Executive Vice President of Operations for the Banta Corporation Print Sector. * Robert A. Kreider was promoted to Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Banta Book Group. * Addis T. Hilliker assumed an expanded role as Vice President of Supply-Chain Management. * Paul M. Gaboury recently joined Banta Corporation as Vice President, Chief Information Officer. As Publications Group President, Peter Hanson will lead Banta's special-interest magazine print division, headquartered in Hinsdale, Ill. He was most recently the Group's Executive Vice President and General Manager. He joined the Publications Group in 1990 as Western Region Vice President of Sales. Hanson was promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 1997, and advanced to Executive Vice President and GM in 2000. Gordon Rule was most recently Executive Vice President of Operations for the Banta Book Group, Menasha, Wis. In his new position, Rule's responsibilities expand to encompass all of Banta's printing operations, which total 15 facilities in eight states. He joined the Banta Book Group in its management training program, progressed into the quality control department, and later served as a Sales Representative based in Boston. He was named Book Group Midway Plant Superintendent in 1977, and advanced through increasingly responsible leadership positions, including Director of Operations and Vice President of Operations. Rule was promoted to Executive Vice President of Operations in 1996. Bob Kreider, former Book Group Vice President of Administration, assumes additional responsibilities as Executive Vice President and GM, based in Menasha. In his new position, Kreider oversees Book Group sales, marketing, print manufacturing and packaging/fulfillment, in addition to his current finance and administrative responsibilities. He joined Banta in 1983 as Corporate Accounting and Internal Audit Manager. Kreider served as Controller of two Banta subsidiaries from 1986 to 1989, and was later promoted to Corporate Controller and Assistant Treasurer. He advanced to Treasurer in 1992, and became Book Group Vice President of Administration in 1998. Addis Hilliker's role as Vice President of Supply-Chain Management has significantly expanded. In addition to responsibilities in material procurement, logistical support and distribution, Hilliker adds oversight of the corporation's industrial engineering and capital budgeting functions. He joined Banta in 1973 as a Project Engineer in the research and development department, becoming Purchasing Agent for the Banta Book Group in 1977. Hilliker was promoted to Purchasing Manager in 1979 and Director of Purchasing in 1984. In 1989 he became Corporate Director of Purchasing, in 1990 Director of Purchasing and Logistics, and in 1999 Vice President of Supply-Chain Management, all based in Menasha. Paul Gaboury was most recently Director of Consulting Services for printCafe.com, an Internet-based supply-chain services provider to the printing and publishing industries. As Vice President and CIO at Banta's corporate headquarters in Menasha, Gaboury will oversee the corporation's information technology activities, with responsibility for developing and implementing Banta's technology platform. He spent 13 years in positions of increasing responsibility with Quebecor Printing, the last five years as Director of Information Systems for Quebecor USA. Prior to that he served seven years in the book and magazine publishing industry. He joined printCafe.com in 2000.