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May 2004
Paloian Rejoins Donnelley Group

CHICAGO—John R. Paloian, who spent 11 years at RR Donnelley before moving on to Quebecor World, is rejoining the Windy City printer as group president, publishing and retail services. He is now responsible for the company's magazine, catalog, retail advertising insert and directory business. Paloian, who was co-COO at the time of his departure from Quebecor World, previously served as president of the magazine/catalog business.

Banta Names Streeter Chairman

MENASHA, WI—Banta Corp. announced that Stephanie Streeter, president and CEO, has also assumed the role of chairman of the board of directors. Streeter replaced Donald D. Belcher, who retired after holding the position for nine years. She has been a member of the board since July of 2001.

Transcontinental Names CEO

MONTREALRemi Marcoux, founder of Transcontinental Inc., announced that he is entrusting the direction of the corporation to Luc Desjardins, who has been serving as president and COO since May of 2000. Marcoux becomes the executive chairman of the board and still retains his controlling interest in the corporation. Transcontinental has annualized revenues of $2.2 billion and about 60 plants in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.

Former PICA President Passes

MOORESVILLE, NC—Industry veteran Bill Treadaway died recently at the age of 75. Mr. Treadaway served as president of the Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA) for more than 25 years. He was a recognized expert in the area of trade customs, contracts and communications in the printing industry. He also organized several U.S. group tours to Drupa, including for this month's exhibition.

Winter Obtains The Ink Spot

QUINCY, MA—John Winter, the former vice president of Woburn, MA-based UniGraphics Inc., has acquired The Ink Spot, located here. The company specializes in two- and four-color printing for the greater Boston area.

Tribune Adding Color Capacity

CHICAGO—The Chicago Tribune has selected MAN Roland to provide a turnkey press expansion as the newspaper embarks on a project to double its color capacity over the next two years. As part of the initiative, 19 eight-couple Colorman tower expansions will be added to the Tribune's 10 existing web presses. In all, the paper will increase its color capacity by 16 additional process color pages on typical runs.

New Location for Vertis Studios

ST. LOUIS—Targeted advertising, media and marketing services specialist Vertis has meshed its two photography studios here into one full-service creative facility. The 10,000-square-foot operation includes warehousing for client merchandise, loading docks, on-site stylists and premedia production specialists. The studio is digitally linked to Vertis' main production facility here, as well as other Vertis branches nationwide.
 

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