Montréal, Canada – World Color Press Inc. ("Worldcolor") is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel J. Scapin as President of Logistics and Premedia.
"Dan is a very welcome addition to our team. His experience in our industry and his world-class expertise in the logistics business will be a great benefit to Worldcolor as it enters the next great chapter of its evolution," said Mark Angelson, Chairman and CEO of Worldcolor.
Mr. Scapin brings over 30 years of experience improving operations and building sustainable growth companies in the logistics industry. He has served as President of Logistics at each of RR Donnelley, Moore Wallace and Quebecor World, and was responsible for the creation and growth of the world's largest print logistics businesses. Mr. Scapin also advised Vertis and American Color Graphics on their integration and synergy planning, Royal Mail (UK) Logistics/Digital Printing in its operations redesign and he was a Special Advisor to multiple groups in the U.S. postal industry.
Worldcolor also announced that it has expanded its co-mail platform by opening an additional facility in Dyersburg, TN, representing Worldcolor's third strategically located co-mail facility in North America. Dyersburg, TN joins Bolingbrook, IL and Somerset, NJ to form a regionally focused platform that reduces costly cross-country freight, increases processing capacity and boosts the overall efficiency of Worldcolor's co-mail network. Worldcolor continues to make aggressive strides toward being the fastest and most flexible co-mail provider in the industry.
By creating three regionally located co-mail facilities in the Midwest, Northeast and Midsouth, Worldcolor Logistics is able to shift co-mail capacity closer to customers' target markets. This expanded platform offers many benefits to Worldcolor customers, including: greater postal penetration, reduced cycle time and greater scheduling flexibility. Worldcolor is an industry leader in co-mail capacity with nine SIM Products' co-mail machines in all.
"Distributive co-mail gives Worldcolor a distinct advantage in the industry. We now can shift the work load throughout our three regional facilities, streamlining production within our system, allowing us to increase overall program efficiency. The distributive platform creates more effective co-mail pools with output closer to our customers' end destinations. The net result is a platform that reduces cycle time and maximizes postal discounts", said Mr. Scapin.
"Worldcolor has been at the forefront of developing co-mail technology for over twenty years. We continuously evaluate our process to make sure that we are selling the most comprehensive service to our customers. Distributive co-mail is an evolving platform that developed from a need to offset escalating postal rates and to help mitigate rising distribution costs," said Mr. Angelson. "By printing, presorting and collating media closer to its end destination whenever possible, we are developing solutions for our customers that utilize the cost savings of our mailing services as well as the regional advantage of our strategically located facilities."
Worldcolor provides logistics and mail list services for both Worldcolor and third party customers, managing distribution and mailing services for catalogs, direct mail, magazines (subscriber copies and newsstand), newspaper inserts, books and bulk printed products. Tracking and tracing services are also available.
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