Quadracci Highlights Leadership Changes
Other recent leadership changes of which I want to make you aware include:
Dave Blais, most recently executive vice president of sales and client services, has been named executive vice president of global procurement and platform strategy. Given that our sales and customer service teams now report to their respective business unit leader, I’ve asked Dave to refocus his leadership and vision on evolving other key areas of our business. Dave will be responsible for overseeing all corporate purchasing functions worldwide, including paper and other consumables. Additionally, he will direct the company’s efforts to maximize the effectiveness and competitiveness of our total platform, especially as we pursue additional growth opportunities. Dave is uniquely suited for his new role given his 30-plus years of industry experience in a variety of leadership roles, including sales, customer service, marketing and operations.
Ron Nash has departed our company to pursue other life opportunities. Ron was a huge part of our company for many years, especially our customer service organization. He joined us in 1985 and worked in a variety of leadership roles, including customer service manager, plant director, regional strategy director, client-facing Smartools Director and, most recently, vice president of customer service. We wish Ron well as he embarks on new life adventures and thank him for his many contributions to Quad/Graphics.
Kent Brooks succeeds Ron Nash as vice president of customer experience. In this role, Kent will direct our overall customer service strategy—the key focus of which is serving you and your colleagues beyond your expectations. Kent spent many years in customer service and sales before becoming plant director for our Sussex, WI, facility in 2009. He is passionate about elevating the experience you have with us and I expect he will bring measurable value to our partnership.
Renee Badura, most recently regional vice president of sales for marketing solutions, has been promoted to vice president of Omnichannel Sales Strategy. One of Quad/Graphics’ strengths is our ability to offer you a full continuum of solutions—from multiple types of printed products, including in-store signage, point-of-purchase displays and custom pieces, to leading-edge workflow solutions and revenue-generating media solutions, such as video and interactive print. In this strategic sales role, Renee will work closely with me and her fellow sales executives across all our various business units to help you understand and capitalize on the benefits of our integrated offering.