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December 2002
Printcafe Closes Acquisition

PITTSBURGH—Printcafe Software has completed its acquisition of printChannel. Printcafe did not assume any printChannel obligations or liabilities other than in connection with certain customer contracts.Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Donnelley Exec to Head Oce

CHICAGO—Ronald E. Daly has resigned as president of R.R. Donnelley Print Solutions, the company's business responsible for magazine, book, telephone directory and catalog/retail insert printing, as well as premedia services, to become the CEO of Océ-USA Holding, the North American business of Océ N.V., based in the Netherlands. Michael B. Allen, executive vice president for R.R. Donnelley Print Solutions, and Robert S. Pyzdrowski, president of operations for R.R. Donnelley Print Solutions, will assume the responsibilities as co-leaders of the business unit for the near future. This transition is effective immediately.

Quad Names Regional Sales VPs

PEWAUKEE, WI—Quad/Graphics has enhanced its executive-level management with the appointment of three regional vice presidents of sales. Timothy Ohnmacht has been appointed vice president of Midwest sales, Robert Wachtendonk has been appointed vice president of East Coast sales, and Renee Lekan has been appointed vice president of West Coast sales.

Cadmus Closes Magazine Plant

RICHMOND, VA—Cadmus Communications has announced a plan to consolidate its magazine operation. The company will close its printing operation at East Stroudsburg, PA, immediately and relocate the work produced there to its facilities in Easton, PA, and Richmond, VA. Cadmus will also close its reprint operation in Easton, PA, and transfer this business to the company's existing reprint centers in Easton, MD, and Lancaster, PA; and relocate certain other manufacturing equipment to other facilities within Cadmus. These actions will eliminate approximately 200 positions or about 6 percent of the company's total work force.

Desbiens Fills Quebecor Post

MONTREAL—Michel Desbiens has been appointed to the newly created position of CEO, international operations, for Quebecor World. In this role, Desbiens will be responsible for the performance and development of all Quebecor World operations outside of North America. Previously, he served as president and CEO of Donohue.

Banta VP, CFO Resigns

MENASHA, WI—Daniel W. Kiener, vice president and CFO, has resigned from the Banta Corp. due to a family medical issue that requires him to return to his home in Pittsburgh, PA. Succeeding Kiener as interim CFO is Gerald A. Henseler, who retired as Banta executive vice president on August 1, 2002, following 36 years with Banta, 17 years as the corporation's CFO. Kiener's resignation becomes effective immediately.
 

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