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AFL Web Printing Names Walters, Cavone as Vice Presidents

May 31, 2011
VOORHEES, NJ—May 31, 2011—AFL Web Printing, a Mid-Atlantic leader in offset printing and print services, has promoted Robert Walters to vice president and named Joseph L. Cavone as its vice president of sales and marketing, both effective immediately.

Walters has spent nearly 30 years in the newspaper and commercial printing business at several locations throughout the country. He joined AFL in 2008 and has served as the vice president of sales and business development manager.

“Bob brings to the table a diverse sales and printing background. He is a proven leader who is dedicated to our customers,” said Antoinette Francheschini, president and CEO of AFL. “In Bob’s new role he will be focused on growing our company by expanding services and acquisitions.”

Prior to joining AFL, Walters was the vice president of operations at The Journal News, a Gannett newspaper, in White Plains, NY. Over his career, Walters has held management positions in sales, manufacturing, and information technology.

“I am very excited about my expanded role with AFL, and look forward to working with our team to help our customers and company to continue to grow,” Walters said.

Cavone, 52, has been in print and digital media for 34 years and has had held executive level positions for the last 16 years. Most recently he was president and publisher of the Daily Record, a Gannett company, serving Morris County. Previously he was vice president/marketing for the Asbury Park Press and Home News Tribune, and has experience in strategic and operational planning, branding and promotions, new product development and editorial content.

“Joe has broad-based experience as a multi-faceted chief executive and marketer who will help grow AFL and better serve our customers,” said Franceschini. “He is a dynamic leader who is noted for his high energy and has earned the respect of newspaper colleagues and executives throughout New Jersey.”

Cavone previously served on the Board of Directors as a vice president/dailies for the New Jersey Press Association. Currently, he is on the Board of Directors of Susan G. Komen For The Cure South-Central Chapter. He is a resident of Upper Freehold in Monmouth County.

“I am extremely excited to work for AFL, a dynamic and diverse company that will be at the forefront of the print industry,” Cavone said. “We will develop a customer-centric approach, and I look forward to making a contribution to our customers’ and AFL’s success.”
 

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