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Art Noe To Bring New Perspective to Purchasing Efforts at Quad/Graphics

Press release from the issuing company

March 4, 2002 - Quad/Graphics will fortify its supply chain management efforts with the appointment of Art Noe to its Corporate Purchasing team. Mr. Noe, a veteran of the printing giant, will co-direct supply chain management activities (along with long-time employee Mike Kaczmarek) while continuing in his role as Administrative Plant Manager of Quad/Graphics' Pewaukee, Wis., production facility. "Art will capitalize on his extensive customer-service background and his unique position as a plant manager to bring another perspective to our continuously evolving supply chain management efforts," said Harry V. Quadracci, president and founder of Quad/Graphics. Specifically, Mr. Noe will work to refine communication between the Corporate Purchasing group and its customers to improve quality and timeliness of service, as well as cost-effectiveness. Mr. Noe joined Quad/Graphics as a Corporate Trainee on September 30, 1991, after serving in Desert Storm as a U.S. Army logistics officer as well as Platoon Leader for his company's maintenance and service platoons. Once he completed his Quad/Graphics Corporate Trainee rotations, he focused on Customer Service and was named in to management on January 1, 1998. In March 2001, Mr. Noe was appointed the executive-level position of Pewaukee Administrative Plant Manager, where today he oversees the operations of the company's original 300,000-square-foot facility. While at Quad/Graphics, Mr. Noe has simultaneously fulfilled other roles as well, facilitating education classes, serving as a youth apprenticeship leader and member of the Customer Service Smart Tools Development team, and acting as a recruiting coordinator for the company's Corporate Training Program. Mr. Noe is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and holds a bachelor's degree in Industrial Technology.