Rick Burdick Named xpedx’ Vice President of Sales – Print

CINCINNATI, OH—Oct. 18, 2011—xpedx has named Rick Burdick vice president of sales – Print, reporting to Dan Watkoske, executive vice president, sales. In his new position, Burdick will have lead responsibility for the Print sales channels and national customer solutions, and he will lead the Print sales organization in achieving profitable marketplace growth.

Burdick brings more than 30 years of distribution and paper manufacturer sales experience to his new leadership role. Throughout his career, he has held positions in sales, sales management and technical services within distribution divisions and paper manufacturers.

Burdick joined xpedx in 2001 from the former Champion International Corp. where he held the position of vice president of Printing and Converting Papers. In 2003, he joined the xpedx National Accounts group where he was named to his most recent position as executive director.

“Rick has provided valuable leadership in his National Accounts position, and he has made a significant and positive impact on the team through his customer focused approach and results-driven efforts,” said Watkoske. “His leadership and customer skills will be invaluable as he turns his focus to the Print sales team. We look forward to seeing Rick make an immediate contribution in Print as he did so well with National Accounts.”

Rick Burdick and his wife, Julie, will continue to reside in Greater Cincinnati area.

About xpedx

Cincinnati, OH-based xpedx, a business of International Paper (NYSE: IP), is one of the largest and premier distribution companies in North America. xpedx distributes a wide variety of print, packaging and facility solutions supplies and equipment to printers, manufacturers, retailers and commercial facilities from locations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Source: xpedx.

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