Morrrison New IWCO Direct President; Schultz Retiring

CHANHASSEN, MN—IWCO Direct, a national provider of direct marketing solutions, announced that Joseph Morrison, currently executive vice president and CFO, will take on an expanded role as president. Patrick Deck has been named executive vice president, chief marketing officer (CMO).

James Andersen will continue as CEO and will devote additional energies to IWCO Direct’s growth strategies. Tom Wicka, who has served as executive vice president, CMO, will continue to provide leadership as a member of the board of directors.

“Similar to our acquisition last year of the U.S. operations of Transcontinental Direct that provided us with a national footprint, these organizational enhancements further position IWCO Direct for continued growth as we help customers respond quickly to marketing opportunities and challenges in this dynamic environment,” commented Andersen. “We have the right leadership team in place to advance our vision of delivering direct marketing like no one else.”

In other executive news, Livonia, MI-based Valassis announced the planned retirement of its chairman, president and CEO, Alan Schultz, on Dec. 31, after 27 years with the company. Schultz will retain his chairman of the board role and has also entered into a three-year consulting arrangement with the company to assist with the leadership transition. The board of directors has appointed Rob Mason, executive vice president of sales and marketing, to succeed Schultz as CEO and president.

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