January 12, 2004 -- Quad/Graphics has recently enhanced its leadership with the election of Richard A. Burke to Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Burke, best known as Chairman and CEO of Trek Corporation, assumes the chairmanship after serving as a member of Quad/Graphics’ Board of Directors since 1994.
"Quad/Graphics has long benefited from Dick’s far-reaching business knowledge," said Thomas A. Quadracci, President & CEO of Quad/Graphics, as well as a member of its Board of Directors. "We are thrilled to have him as our Board chairman where he’ll represent the Board’s decisions to management and all shareholders. I'm confident that he’ll guide our company on to even greater success."
Said Mr. Burke: "I am honored to be elected to this important position and to continue to be a part of Quad/Graphics’ incredible success story. I look forward to working with Tom Quadracci in his role as the chief executive of the company as well as the stockholders, and advancing the company to greater prominence in the commercial printing industry."
Currently, Mr. Burke serves as Chairman and CEO of Trek Corporation, the bicycle manufacturing company he founded in 1976. Under Mr. Burke's focused leadership, Trek Corporation has grown from a tiny upstart into the largest manufacturer of bicycles in the United States, and the second largest worldwide. Employing more than 1,500 people globally, the company generates annual sales in excess of $400 million. It maintains its headquarters in Waterloo, Wisconsin, where Mr. Burke first launched operations 27 years ago.
A 1956 graduate of Marquette University, Mr. Burke holds a bachelor's degree in business administration. He went on to earn his master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1979.
Well respected for his business acumen, Mr. Burke is also Chairman of the Board of Denver-based Roth Corporation. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for Marquette University, Urban Ecology Center, Trinity Foundation of Wisconsin and Main Street Industries, all of which are located in Greater Milwaukee.
Mr. Burke's election as Quad/Graphics' Chairman of the Board was confirmed at the December 19 Board meeting at which time Joel Quadracci, Quad/Graphics' Senior Vice President of Sales and Administration, was named a new director. 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; 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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