Joel Quadracci’s Printing Hall of Fame Induction Speech (Video)
Chairman, President and CEO
Joel Quadracci, the son of Quad/Graphics founding father and fellow Hall of Fame inductee Harry V. Quadracci, has left his own imprint on the company’s legacy. A philosophy major from Skidmore College, the younger Quadracci orchestrated the largest acquisition in the history of the U.S. printing industry with the 2010 acquisition of Montreal-based Worldcolor, the former Quebecor World. The move catapulted Quad/Graphics’ employee ranks to nearly 25,000 and bolstered annual sales into the $4.8 billion range.
A humble man who allowed his father modest demeanor, simplistic views on business and respect for others become his own, Mr. Quadracci is a firm believer in vocational and civic activism. He is past chairman of the Direct Marketing Association’s committee on government affairs and is also involved in the Mail Moves America coalition. The company’s two charitable giving programs, The Community Fund and The Windhover Foundation, have contributed tens of millions of dollars to causes in the communities where Quad has operations. He is also the youngest Hall of Fame inductee.