VistaPrint Promotes Cebula to COO, Schowtka to Leave
Press release from the issuing company
HAMILTON, Bermuda--Dec. 6, 2006-- VistaPrint Limited, the leading online supplier of high-quality graphic design services and customized printed products to small businesses and consumers, today announced the promotion of Wendy Cebula to the role of executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective January 3, 2007.
Cebula is a six-year veteran member of the VistaPrint senior management team, currently serving as executive vice president and chief information officer. Prior to joining VistaPrint, Cebula held senior management positions at MotherNature.com, an online natural products retailer, and database marketing and analytics positions at Partner's First, a direct-to-consumer credit card and financial services company. Cebula holds a B.S. degree in Finance from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Robert Keane, VistaPrint's president and CEO noted that "Wendy has distinguished herself by a six-year VistaPrint track record of attracting, motivating and leading other senior technology executives, and by her unwavering commitment to operational excellence. I look forward to continuing to work closely with Wendy and her team as VistaPrint continues to build for the future."
VistaPrint also announced that the Company's current Chief Operating Officer, Alex Schowtka, has decided to leave the Company to spend more time with his family. Schowtka will step down as COO effective January 3, 2007, and will continue with the Company through March 30, 2007 to ensure an orderly transition of his responsibilities.
"My seven-plus years at VistaPrint have been tremendously rewarding, both professionally and personally," said Schowtka. "The pace of growth has been incredible, and the opportunity for the future has never been greater. It has been a true pleasure working with Robert and the rest of the VistaPrint management team. While I will miss working with such a talented group of individuals throughout the Company, it's time for me to focus on my family. I leave the post of COO in excellent hands. Wendy is a gifted technologist, operationally focused and a strong leader of leaders."
"Alex has not only contributed greatly to the growth of the Company, he is a close, personal friend to many of us, and we will miss his daily presence" said Keane. "But while it is never easy to part from a long-time colleague, we are fortunate that Alex has developed a deep and broad management team who will continue to lead VistaPrint's technology and manufacturing operations. Equally important, Alex is leaving an extensive cultural legacy, ranging from analytical rigor and fact-based decision making to a passion for excellence and intelligence. I am confident that this cultural DNA will positively influence the behaviors of current and future generations of VistaPrint management for a very long time to come."
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