Press Release: Quad Announces Executive Leadership Promotions
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.
"Dave is uniquely suited for this new role," said Quadracci. "With more than 30 years of company and industry experience, he has a comprehensive understanding of the print-production process, from sales and customer service through manufacturing operations and purchasing. For many years, he has had executive oversight for our paper purchasing function, which he will logically expand to include all types of procurement. As our chief platform strategist, he will capitalize on the many strengths of our global platform to deliver the most value to our clients in terms of quality, turnaround times and cost-effectiveness. He will draw on his many years in sales, customer service, marketing and operations to address the challenges that face our clients, identifying opportunities to help them achieve their goals."
Steven D. Jaeger has been promoted to an Executive Vice President of Quad/Graphics,reflecting his substantial leadership role at the company. Jaeger will continue in his role as President of Direct Marketing & Media Solutions and Chief Information Officer. Previously with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), Jaeger has spent the last 20 years at Quad/Graphics building a world-class business information systems infrastructure that has not only streamlined internal communications and processes, but also has provided industry-leading capabilities for clients such as workflow management and data management.
"Steve is an outstanding, versatile business leader," Quadracci said. "He is quick to recognize and take advantage of opportunities that improve both business operations and market-driven solutions, and we are fortunate to have him join ranks with our other Executive Vice Presidents: John Fowler, Tom Frankowski and Dave Blais."