Quebecor World Appoints Grosman and Miotke to New U.S. and Global Management Positions
MONTRÉAL—01/18/07—Wes Lucas, president and CEO of Quebecor World Inc. (NYSE:IQW, TSX:IQW), is pleased to announce the appointment of Doron D. Grosman as president of the U.S. Magazine Group and Chuck Miotke as vice president, Global Manufacturing. Grosman will assume his new position immediately and will be based in the company’s New York offices. Miotke, who led the U.S. Magazine group for the last three years and has worked with Quebecor World and in the printing industry for more than 30 years, will become the leader for global manufacturing and productivity.
“Doron is an outstanding leader, and I am very pleased that Doron will lead the U.S. Magazine Division, as he has the ideal capabilities and experiences to ensure that we create the highest value for our customers, our people, and our shareholders,” stated Lucas. “Doron has an exceptional track record and leadership capability to bring to Quebecor World, with an extensive background in sales and operations, and he has proven that he can deliver the highest value to the customer, build superior execution capabilities in operations, create high performing teams, and deliver results to the shareholder.”
Quebecor World recently completed the retooling of its U.S. magazine division, installing 10 new 64 and 96-page presses at seven facilities, and restructuring the entire U.S. Magazine network. With the completion of this retooling, the U.S. Magazine Division will start a new era, as this world-class, customer-focused platform is now better positioned than ever to deliver to customers the highest value, best quality product, and with the leading on-time performance in the industry.
“This is evolutionary, and is an ideal time for Chuck Miotke to take on a global manufacturing role and leverage his operational expertise across the company, and for a new leader to leverage this world class new operating platform for the benefit of our customers and our shareholders,” stated Lucas. “I am confident that Doron and his team will ensure Quebecor World continues to provide our customers with new and innovative print marketing solutions to generate the greatest customer value.
“I want to personally thank Chuck for a job well-done during his leadership of the Magazine Division,” continued Lucas. “Chuck will be able to leverage his operational expertise and experience to assist all our divisions, world-wide, to drive productivity, great execution, and continuous improvement so that we optimize the significant retooling investment, and that we continue to deliver to our customers a high quality product, on time, every time.”
Miotke has worked at Quebecor World since 1993 and has held many senior leadership positions within the organization. In his new role, he will report to David Blair, Quebecor World’s Senior Vice President Operations, Technology and Continuous Improvement. During the next several months, Miotke will provide support and continuity to the magazine plants and customers, to ensure a smooth transition.
Grosman is a seasoned operating executive who most recently held senior operating positions at Trane Air Conditioning, a subsidiary of American Standard Companies Inc. Before joining Trane, Grosman held several senior executive positions at General Electric where he was involved in running operations, sales, marketing and business development. Grosman began his career with Bain and Company, one of the world’s leading management consulting firms. Grosman developed multi-generation product plans, marketing strategies and product support plans for a wide range of clients.
Grosman holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Quebecor World Inc. (NYSE:IQW, TSX:IQW) is a world leader in providing high-value, complete print solutions to leading publishers, retailers, catalogers and other businesses with marketing and advertising activities. It is a market leader in most of its major product categories which include magazines, inserts and circulars, books, catalogs, direct mail, directories, digital pre-media, logistics, mail list technologies and other value added services. Quebecor World has approximately 29,000 employees working in more than 120 printing and related facilities in the United States, Canada, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Finland, France, India, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
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