Quinlan Takes Helm at RR Donnelley

CHICAGO—The Mark Angelson era has come to an end at North America’s largest printer. With Angelson’s announced retirement, Thomas J. Quinlan III has been elected president, CEO and board member of RR Donnelley.

The company also announced that John Paloian, group president, RR Donnelley Global Print Solutions, has been elevated to the role of COO. The changes will take effect following a short transition.

Angelson, 56, has enjoyed a prolific career in the printing industry. He took the CEO reins at RR Donnelley in 2004 following the merger with Moore Wallace. He also helped orchestrate the merger between Moore Corp. and Wallace Computer Services, and previously served as a deputy chairman for Big Flower Press (now Vertis Communications) and private equity firm Chancery Lane Capital.

Angelson plans on taking some “long-planned personal time” and is confident he is leaving the company in capable hands.

“We have delivered on the promise to transform RR Donnelley into the world’s leading provider of printing and business services, and have built a company positioned for long-term excellence,” Angelson wrote in a statement.

Quinlan, 44, joined Donnelley in February of 2004. He had been serving as CFO and group president, Global Services, since last year. His primary responsibility was for the integration of Donnelley and Moore Wallace. He came over to Donnelley in the Moore Wallace merger; as he did with Donnelley, Quinlan was pivotal in the integration process between Moore and Wallace.

Paloian is also well versed in the integration game, having served as president and group president of World Color Press. Paloian remained on board following World Color’s merger with Quebecor, holding several managerial positions.

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