Quad Announces Executive Leadership Promotions
"Dave joined our company in 2009 as a seasoned business executive with vast accounting, financial, investor relations and business development experience, all of which has proved invaluable as we have evolved our organization," Quadracci noted. "He is an extremely capable, effective leader who has been instrumental in our successful integrations of Worldcolor and Vertis, and in developing a high-performing finance and accounting organization. Dave has worked directly with John Fowler across all of the CFO functions for more than a year now and is well prepared to drive this critical area of our company."
Thomas J. Frankowski has been promoted to COO, responsible for leading the company's U.S. magazine, catalog, retail insert, book and directory business units. Building on his current role as executive vice president of manufacturing operations, Frankowski will continue to oversee manufacturing and distribution operations while also taking on responsibility for revenue-generation, cost management and overall profitability of these business units. He also will work closely with the company’s other business unit leaders in commercial and specialty, packaging, direct mail and media solutions to ensure the company maintains appropriate focus on its clients' business goals. Frankowski will remain president of Quad/Graphics Europe.
"During his 35-year career with Quad/Graphics, Tom has been central to advancing our operations and revenue-generating solutions," Quadracci explained. "Tom helped build Quad/Graphics' industry-leading Imaging network—the foundation for the company’s rapidly evolving Media Solutions business today. Further, his print manufacturing roots, combined with his strong leadership, strategy planning and execution skills, and extensive client relationships, make him the ideal choice for our company's COO."
David A. Blais has been named executive vice president of Global Procurement & Platform Strategy. In this role he 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 its total platform, especially as Quad/Graphics pursues additional acquisitions. Currently, Blais is executive vice president of Sales and Client Administration.