Quad/Graphics Europe Announces Executive Leadership Appointments

WYSZKÓW, Poland--()--Quad/Graphics Europe, one of the leading commercial printers in Europe, announced three executive leadership promotions, effective 1 March 2014:

  • Tim Ohnmacht has been promoted from Managing Director of Quad/Graphics Europe to General Manager of Quad/Graphics’ U.S. Magazine and Catalogue group. In his new role, Ohnmacht will be responsible for driving the success of two of Quad/Graphics’ largest U.S. manufacturing platforms, working closely with sales and operations leaders.
  • Jakub Dyląg has been promoted from Vice President of Operations to Managing Director of Quad/Graphics Europe, succeeding Ohnmacht. In this role, he will be responsible for directing strategic initiatives that support the company’s European operations and growth plans as well as serving as a key client contact.
  • Dariusz Tomczak has expanded his role from Vice President of Sales to Vice President of Sales & Marketing. In his new role, he will be responsible for developing and executing a Pan-European sales and marketing strategy with the support of Quad/Graphics Europe’s team of highly experienced sales and marketing professionals. He will also continue to oversee all paper operations, including paper purchasing and paper vendor management.

“Quad/Graphics has become one of Europe’s premier printers thanks to the talents and dedication of our many employees, including these three experienced leaders, who are ready to take on new roles at our company,” said Tom Frankowski, President of Quad/Graphics Europe, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of USA-based Quad/Graphics. “Tim Ohnmacht, Jakub Dyląg and Dariusz Tomczak are extremely well qualified for their new positions, and we look forward to their continued contributions to our company’s global success.”

Working closely with Dyląg, Tomczak and other members of Quad/Graphics Europe’s leadership team, Ohnmacht will transition to his new role over the next several months before returning to the United States permanently.

“I am excited about this unique opportunity to manage all facets of Quad/Graphics’ extensive magazine and catalogue platform in the United States,” said Ohnmacht, who is an American citizen. “I will be able to capitalise on all of the knowledge and experience that I’ve gained during the past several years directing our European operations. I leave knowing that our clients, employees and suppliers are in good hands with Jakub leading our European team.”

Dyląg, too, is excited and energised by assuming his new role. “It is an honour for me to take on this new leadership role at our company as we continue to pursue our goal of becoming the printer of choice for clients all across Europe,” he said. “I am proud of what Quad/Graphics Europe has accomplished so far, and I will continue to put my operations background to good use in advancing our print and multichannel solutions in all market segments as we build our future together with our clients.”

Tomczak echoed Dyląg’s sentiments: “Quad/Graphics Europe offers many advantages and strengths that are unmatched by other European printers to help publishers, retailers and marketers to achieve their goals and grow their businesses,” he said. “Our central location is ideal for swiftly and efficiently serving markets all across Europe.”

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding, among other things, our current expectations about the Company's future results, financial condition, goals, strategies, revenue, earnings, free cash flow, margins, prospects and/or outlook, and are indicated by words or phrases such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “believe” and similar words or phrases. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results to be materially different from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based largely on Quad/Graphics' expectations and judgements and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are unforeseeable and beyond our control. The factors that could cause actual results to materially differ include, among others, the risks identified in Quad/Graphics' most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as such may be amended or supplemented by subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q or other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required by the U.S. federal securities laws, Quad/Graphics undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About Tim Ohnmacht

Ohnmacht has helped to guide Quad/Graphics' growth in several key leadership roles during his 19 years with the company. As Managing Director of Quad/Graphics Europe since 2011, he has led strategic sales and marketing initiatives while at the same time supporting production operations and expansion plans in Poland, including the development of innovative, cost-effective print solutions. From 2008 until 2011 he served as Quad/Graphics Europe’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing, responsible for European sales strategy, business development, sales operations and marketing efforts. Before that, he was Vice President of Midwest Sales in the United States for six years. Ohnmacht joined Quad/Graphics in 1994 and was instrumental in establishing Quad’s International Sales and Production Department. He served as a Sales Manager in the company’s Chicago and New York Sales offices, and as National Sales Director for ParcelDirect, a parcel-expediting business that Quad/Graphics sold to FedEx in 2004.

About Jakub Dyląg

As Quad/Graphics Europe’s Vice President of Operations, Dyląg has been responsible for the day-to-day production of one of Europe’s fastest growing printers. After serving as Chief Engineer for the Polish-American Printing Association, a newspaper company in Kraków, Poland, he joined Superkolor in Radzymin in 1997 as a Production Manager. One year later, Superkolor became part of printer Winkowski, the predecessor to Quad/Graphics Europe. Dyląg was named Head of Production in Radzymin and helped to launch the plant’s production of National Geographic and Newsweek magazines. He was appointed Director of Production in 2006 and moved to Wyszków to help the company to start up its modern new printing facility there. He was named Wyszków Plant Director in 2008 after overseeing the plant’s meteoric growth, and was promoted to Vice President of Operations in 2009.

About Dariusz Tomczak

Tomczak started working at Zakłady Graficzne in Piła in 1994 as Director of Production responsible for production, sales, client services and purchasing. In 1998, he joined the newly formed Winkowski company as Vice President of Sales, overseeing sales, marketing, estimating, paper and production materials purchasing, production planning and customer service. He continued in that role after Quad/Graphics acquired majority ownership of the company in 2007, and full ownership in 2009.

About Quad/Graphics Europe

Quad/Graphics Europe Sp z o.o. is one of the largest printers in Europe. Headquartered in Wyszków, Poland, the company provides digital imaging, web offset and sheetfed printing, finishing and distribution services for a wide variety of magazine publishers, cataloguers, direct mail marketers and retailers. It also prints packaging, including consumer-goods packaging, point-of-purchase displays and in-store signage, through its IMC division, located in Radzymin, Poland. The company exports products throughout Europe, including Denmark, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine. The company has been affiliated with U.S.-based printer Quad/Graphics since it was founded in 1998. Quad/Graphics became majority owner in 2007 and sole owner of the company in 2009.

Contacts

Contact – Europe
Quad/Graphics Europe
Agnieszka Gołębiowska, +48 22 33 67 284
agnieszka.golebiowska@quadgraphics.pl
or
Contact – United States
Quad/Graphics
Claire Ho, 414-566-2955
Claire.Ho@qg.com

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Contacts

Contact – Europe
Quad/Graphics Europe
Agnieszka Gołębiowska, +48 22 33 67 284
agnieszka.golebiowska@quadgraphics.pl
or
Contact – United States
Quad/Graphics
Claire Ho, 414-566-2955
Claire.Ho@qg.com