Morton Grove, Ill. – Quantum today announced industry leader Cheryl Kahanec as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective February 16, 2018. Kahanec has more than 35 years of experience in the marketing communications and digital print industry, including transitioning traditional print companies into early digital success stories. In her leadership role at Quantum, she will drive the company’s strategic vision to continue to develop integrated and innovative solutions to help marketers succeed in today’s technology and data-driven marketplace.
“After an extensive national search, we are excited to welcome Cheryl as Quantum’s new Chief Executive Officer,” said Peter Cahall, Chairman of The Board of Directors for Quantum. “She is one of our industry’s top innovators and an authority in our field. Her extensive expertise, demonstrated success and passion fit perfectly with our commitment to providing service and solutions for our customers.”
Most recently, Kahanec served as President, Marketing Solutions Group for Mittera/EarthColor and prior she was President, Digital Solutions at Sandy Alexander.
“I am honored to join the Quantum team,” said Kahanec. “Industry technology has advanced dramatically since I began my career, and Quantum is one of the companies that has continued to push communicators beyond the boundaries of conventional print. I am excited to help lead Quantum as it guides marketers with innovative ways to engage customers, empower their brands and achieve unprecedented ROI’s.”
Kahanec is active on numerous customer advisory councils, helping to lead product and service development for industry supply and equipment leaders such as HP, Xerox and more. She also participates in many major industry events, speaking engagements and associations, including CMO Summit Keynote, Inkjet Summit, DScoop, DMA, and the PIA Digital Printing Council Steering Committee.
In 2016, Kahanec was inducted into the Ben Franklin Honor Society of Printing Industries of America, which recognizes and honors industry leaders who have made lasting contributions to advancing the printing and graphic communications industries. She has also been honored as a “Florence Joachim Woman Executive of the Year” and with the Printing Industries Alliance Franklin Luminaire Award. She also was named one of Outputlink Communications Group’s “Women of Distinction” and is a recipient of the Printing Industry of America’s “Naomi Berber Memorial Award.”