David Boles

MONTREAL—In an effort to strengthen its operating structure and improve efficiency, Quebecor World has reorganized its North American leadership structure. The translation: the position of COO for North America and its related functions has been abolished. David Boles, who previously held the position of COO, has agreed to stay with the company as a special advisor to President and CEO Pierre Karl Peladeau. The presidents of the North America business units will now report directly to Peladeau, who believes that the new structure "will better serve our customers and our shareholders going forward." The move also allows Peladeau to have a more direct relationship with operational

BY chris Bauer Managing Editor The year 2003 can be summed up as a period that had its ups and downs as far as the commercial printing industry is concerned. For every plant closing, there seemed to be a plant expansion project. For every poor financial report, there was a major capital equipment expenditure. Some big names left the industry, making way for a new generation of leaders. And the industry's biggest annual trade show left attendees and exhibitors with a feeling of hope. Let's take a look back. The beginning of the year brought with it changes to the top spots at several

MONTREAL—There has been a management shakeup at Quebecor World, North America's largest printer. Quebecor World CEO and President Charles Cavell has announced that he plans to retire by April of 2003. In addition, Christian Paupe, CFO, executive vice president and chief administrative officer, has informed the company's board of directors that he is quitting in order to explore other opportunities. The decision of these top executives to leave Quebecor World follows the recent changes made by the company to its operating structure in 2002. On September 25, Quebecor World announced the implementation of a new operating structure and senior leadership appointments. John Paloian and David Boles were

MONTREAL—Marc L. Reisch, president and CEO of Quebecor World North America, has made a quick departure from his post, leaving the company he helped transition and integrate during the largest-ever merger in the history of the commercial printing industry. Reisch's departure, which had been rumored for several weeks, was made official in a brief company press release issued September 17. The release cited Reisch's desire to pursue other opportunities as the reason for leaving. His position will not be filled, according to Tony Ross, communications director for the world's largest printer. However, the company did announce that John Paloian and David Boles, respective heads

RIVERSIDE, CA—A new Quebecor World retail web offset production facility could mean as many as 200 new jobs here, while strengthening the printing giant's West Coast presence. The new, 196,000-square-foot plant is part of Quebecor World's strategic growth initiative for the mass production of retailers' inserts and mailers. The company relished tapping into the Southern California market, which it says represents approximately 50 percent of the West Coast's daily and Sunday newspaper circulation. The latest in the line of Quebecor World Logistics consolidation facilities will account for 50,000 square feet of space there, creating a hub for future distribution plants. "In conjunction with our other western retail

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