George Zengo

CHICAGO—In light of the official merger with Moore Wallace that has created the largest commercial printing operation in North America, RR Donnelley has announced an initial round of managerial appointments. Among the managers are Suzanne Bettman, senior vice president and general counsel; Thomas Brooker, group president, forms, labels and office products; Dean Cherry, group president, short-run and variable print solutions; Susan Henricks, president of directories; Daniel Knotts, group executive vice president, long-run print solutions; Michael Krause, executive vice president of strategy; Ed Lane, president, book publishing services; Robert Nelson, president, corporate sales; and Thomas Quinlan III, executive vice president of operations. Mary Lee Schneider remains

BY MARK SMITH Technology Editor Consumer spending was the only positive note on the economic front for some time, but that doesn't mean the numbers still couldn't stand some improvement. Now that the recovery has broadened to include business spending as it continues to gain steam, catalog printers have reason to be more upbeat about business prospects going into 2004, thanks to the trickle-down benefits of all this spending. "Positive economic trends bode well for the catalog industry in 2004," agrees Dan Knotts, president of Magazine, Catalog and Retail Industries at RR Donnelley. "As consumer confidence builds, catalogers will see growth again—albeit at

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