Quad Announces Executive Leadership Promotions

John C. Fowler, vice chairman and executive vice president.

David J. Honan, vice president and CFO.

Thomas J. Frankowski, COO and president of Quad/Graphics Europe

David A. Blais, executive vice president of Global Procurement & Platform Strategy.

Steven D. Jaeger, executive vice president, president of Direct Marketing & Media Solutions, chief information officer

Kelly Vanderboom, vice president and treasurer, president of Logistics

Anthony C. Staniak, executive director - financial controller and chief accounting officer

SUSSEX, WI—February 4, 2014—Quad/Graphics Inc., a global printer and media channel integrator, announces several executive-level promotions to support its strategic business initiatives. The promotions are effective March 1, 2014.

“Over the last few years Quad/Graphics has become a significantly larger and more complex company, offering more solutions to marketers and publishers than ever before,” said Joel Quadracci, Quad/Graphics chairman, president and CEO. “These executive leadership promotions reflect Quad/Graphics’ ability to groom versatile talent capable of successfully propelling our company forward in an ever-changing industry. I am enthusiastic about our future and with this exceptionally strong leadership team we will continue our focus on maintaining a strong and flexible balance sheet, investing in our business, pursuing profitable investment opportunities, and creating long-term value for our shareholders and clients.”

John C. Fowler has been promoted to vice chairman and executive vice president, responsible for global strategic planning and business development. He will continue to be intimately involved in day-to-day operations, but with a concentrated focus on overall business strategy and investment opportunities that will drive the company’s long-term success. Fowler, currently executive vice president and CFO, has been the company’s top financial officer since joining the company in 1980. Fowler’s transition from his CFO duties is part of a long-planned succession strategy by the company.

“John has been instrumental in Quad/Graphics’ growth from our earliest years, helping transform Quad/Graphics from a small, privately held startup into a global, publicly traded industry leader,” Quadracci said. “His promotion to vice chairman and executive vice president recognizes the vital role he has played—and will continue to play—in strengthening our industry-leading position, both domestically and abroad. Further, his ongoing leadership role at the company will ensure a smooth transition of his financial responsibilities per our succession plan.”

David J. Honan has been promoted to vice president and CFO, responsible for overseeing accounting, finance, treasury, tax, risk and investor relations for Quad/Graphics. Currently, Honan is the company’s vice president, controller and chief accounting officer. Prior to joining Quad/Graphics, Honan worked as vice president, general manager and CFO for Journal Community Publishing Group, a subsidiary of Milwaukee-based media conglomerate Journal Communications. His other career experience includes vice president of Investor Relations for Newell Rubbermaid and Senior Audit Manager at Arthur Andersen.

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  • Aussie

    Interesting – no females at Quad worthy of an executive promotion? Good ole boys continue to rule at many printing firms.

  • Paul Gardner

    Expanding opportunities for female leadership is a BIG challenge for most printing companies. And any printing company that isn’t actively seeking to recruit and promote women is missing a huge opportunity to create a competitive advantage.

    I was pleased to learn that women fill nearly 25% of the executive leadership positions at Quad, and that one of the seven board seats is filled by a woman: Jennifer Kent – VP & General Counsel, Maura Packham – VP Marketing & Communications, Nancy Ott – VP Human Resources, Dr. Kathryn Quadracci Flores, M.D. – Director.