Quad/Graphics Names New President, Chairman; Thomas Quadracci and J. Joel Quadracci
Press release from the issuing company
SUSSEX, Wis.--Nov. 30, 2004-- Quad/Graphics announces the appointment of Thomas A. Quadracci to Chairman & CEO of Quad/Graphics, and J. Joel Quadracci to President & COO of Quad/Graphics, effective January 1, 2005.
Currently, Thomas Quadracci serves as President & CEO, and Joel Quadracci serves as Senior Vice President of Sales & Administration. Both executives are members of Quad/Graphics' Board of Directors.
"We are making these appointments to further bolster company management and success while preparing for the next generation of Quadracci family leadership," said Richard A. Burke, who has served as Quad/Graphics' Chairman of the Board for the past year. Mr. Burke, best known as Chairman of Trek Corporation, will remain a vital part of Quad/Graphics' Board of Directors, serving as Vice Chairman.
"Both Tom and Joel have exemplary leadership abilities, which they've proved time and time again," Mr. Burke added. "They will build on the solid foundation already in place to make Quad/Graphics an even stronger contender in the marketplace."
In his new role as Chairman & CEO, Thomas Quadracci will be involved in the overall long-term strategic development of the company. As President & COO, Joel Quadracci will have total responsibility for day-to-day operations of Quad/Graphics' core printing business and related activities, including but not limited to Manufacturing, Employee Services, Customer Service, Marketing and Sales. In addition, he will be intricately involved in the long-term strategic development of the company, particularly from a print-operations perspective.
"Both Joel and I look forward to serving Quad/Graphics in our new, expanded roles," Thomas Quadracci said. "We'll build on the skills and knowledge we have acquired over many years of working for the company and in the industry. We will ensure Quad/Graphics remains the progressive printer and employer we are today for many years to come."
"I'm pleased to broaden my leadership role at Quad/Graphics and build on my father's dream," said Joel Quadracci, referencing the late Harry V. Quadracci who launched Quad/Graphics in 1971. "My father founded Quad/Graphics on honesty, integrity and trust, and I will continue to advance those values as our company's next president. Furthermore, we will continue our tradition of - and commitment to - having the most modern, advanced printing platform in the industry."
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