Quad Signs Long-term Contracts
PEWAUKEE, WI—Quad/Graphics ended the year 2002 having secured a total of $1 billion in new and renewed long-term contracts, the company reports. Among the publishers and catalogers with whom Quad/Graphics signed multi-year contracts in 2002 were Time Inc., U.S. News & World Report, Rodale Inc., Coldwater Creek, Smithsonian, Meredith Corp., Pottery Barn Kids and Orvis. In November, the printer began production on the January 2003 issue of one of the world's best-recognized magazines, National Geographic, using brand new equipment in its Martinsburg, WV, plant.
Leadership Changes at Van Son
MINEOLA, NY—Van Son has appointed Robert Speijer as president of Van Son Holland Ink of America. Van Son's most recent president, Joe Bendowski, after 40 years with the company, has decided to change his responsibilities within the company and begin his transition toward retirement. Speijer comes to Van Son with over 20 years of experience in management and marketing at the international level. In addition, John Sammis, as general manager, has been given overall responsibility for national sales of offset inks in America.