Long Beach, Calif. - American Circulation Innovations (ACI), announced today that Randall S. Brant has joined the company as vice president of sales and marketing.
In his 20-plus years in the business, Brant has held leadership positions in print, digital and niche publishing with top newspapers, including the Dallas Morning News, Detroit News and Free Press, Denver Post, Salt Lake Tribune and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
He successfully led organizations in increasing sales across media channels during challenging economic times and in competitive-market conditions. In his work with companies such as MediaNews Group, Hearst and Gannett, Brant has worked with daily and non-daily print publications ranging in circulation from 10,000 to 800,000.
Originally from Somerset, Penn., Brant earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Purdue University.
"Our search for a leader to manage and sustain our growth has been focused and thorough, and we're excited to have someone with Randall's background join us," said ACI's CEO Keith Somers. "He brings not only industry expertise, but energy, integrity and strong executive qualities that will strengthen our entire management team."
"I'm proud to be on the team with Keith and David," said Brant. "ACI is providing exceptional service and cost-efficiency for publishers and advertisers at a time when they need creative solutions."
In 2010, ACI delivered 250 million packages to more than 10 million households. ACI is the only print media distributor to provide publishers the full array of delivery services, including Paid Home Delivery, TMC Distribution, Sunday Select targeted delivery and Rack/Single copy distribution.