Joel Quadracci Named SVP at Quad/Graphics; Elected to Board
Press release from the issuing company
January 12, 2004 -- Quad/Graphics has fortified its leadership with the appointment of Joel Quadracci to Senior Vice President of Sales and Administration, as well as a member of the Board of Directors. For the past four years, Mr. Quadracci has served as the company's Vice President of Print Sales, during which time he has overseen significant growth in company marketshare.
"Joel is an extremely capable leader," said Thomas A. Quadracci, President & CEO of Quad/Graphics. "Over the past few years, he has engineered a sales strategy that has enabled Quad/Graphics to grow marketshare despite an unstable economy. He also has been instrumental in developing Quad/Graphics' unique and successful manufacturing and service platforms. In his new roles, we will capitalize on his industry knowledge and insight to ensure we retain our leadership position well into the future."
In his new role as Senior Vice President of Sales and Administration, Mr. Joel Quadracci will be responsible for directing all facets of Sales and Customer Service for Quad/Graphics with the goal of further integrating these two divisions to create a high-performance service team focused on consistently providing clients with unequaled response.
As a member of the company's Board of Directors, Mr. Quadracci will help guide the strategic growth and success of Quad/Graphics.
"I am pleased to expand my leadership position at the company my father founded," he said, referencing the late Harry V. Quadracci. "Both of my new roles give me an extraordinary opportunity to carry forward my father's vision of creating a company unparalleled in the way it cares for its employees and clients."
Mr. Quadracci officially joined Quad/Graphics in 1991 after graduating from Skidmore College with a degree in philosophy. After completing Quad/Graphics' Corporate Training Program, which prepares employees for roles of responsibility within the company, he focused on sales. He became a Sales manager in 1995, manager of the New York City Sales office in 1997, a regional sales strategy director in 1998, and Vice President of Print Sales in 1999.
Other members of Quad/Graphics' Board of Directors are (in alphabetical order) William J. Abraham, Partner, Foley & Lardner; Anthony W. Bryant, Chairman of the Board of Century Fence; Richard A. Burke, Chairman and CEO of Trek Corporation; Irwin S. Purtell, Partner, Landover Company; Betty Ewens Quadracci, President of QuadCreative Group and Publisher of Milwaukee Magazine; Thomas A. Quadracci, President & CEO of Quad/Graphics; John S. Shiely, Chairman and CEO of Briggs & Stratton Corporation; and Richard F. Teerlink, retired Chairman and CEO of Harley-Davidson Motor Company.
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