Great Lakes Integrated Announces Leadership Team Changes
CLEVELAND—March 29, 2012—Great Lakes Integrated, a graphic communications and printing company, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new chief financial officer and two changes to the company’s executive leadership team.
David Eckhardt, CPA has joined the company as chief financial officer. Eckhardt brings over 25 years of experience in both private and public accounting, specializing in the manufacturing industry. Before joining Great Lakes Integrated, he served as CFO and controller at Advanced Polymer Coatings in Avon Lake and controller at Q-Lab Corporation in Westlake. Eckhardt is a graduate of Cleveland State University.
Kostika Radivoj has been named executive vice president of sales. Radivoj has worked at Great Lakes Integrated for over 34 years in a variety of areas, including: estimating, customer service, production planning, purchasing, scheduling and most recently held the position of executive vice president of operations. In his new position, he will be responsible for the day-to-day management and business development of the entire Great Lakes Integrated sales’ operations.
Additionally, Robert Schultz has been named executive vice president of operations. Schultz has worked at Great Lakes Integrated for over 35 years. He has served in positions, including: estimating, accounting, CFO and executive vice president. In this new position, he will be responsible for the day-to-day operations, which will include overseeing processes, procedures and standards, as well as leading the continuous improvement initiatives within the company.
“The addition and changes we’re announcing allow us to best utilize our management team and their strengths,” says James R. Schultz, president and CEO of Great Lakes Integrated. “Putting the right people in the proper positions is important, and these changes will allow us to position the company so that we can best take care of our customers.”
Based in northeast Ohio, Great Lakes Integrated is comprised of three divisions: Great Lakes Print, a leading full-service printer; GLDirect, a MFSA certified database management and fulfillment center; and AKSESS, offering the latest technologies to provide instant Internet access to all brand-building assets. A proven leader and innovator in graphics communication and marketing support services, Great Lakes Integrated helps communications professionals optimize their marketing communications investments.