Quad/Graphics Inc. (NYSE: QUAD), the largest commercial printer in Latin America, has announced the appointment of Tony Scaringi to President & General Manager of Latin America, effective August 1, 2011. Mr. Scaringi will succeed current President of Latin America, Guy Trahan. Mr. Trahan will officially retire on December 31, 2011, and remain involved with the company in an advisory role until that time to help smooth the transition of leadership to his long-time associate Mr. Scaringi, who presently serves as the company’s Chief Financial Officer of Latin America.
“I would like to thank Guy for his many years of service and significant contributions to Quad/Graphics and to the entire printing industry,” said Joel Quadracci, Chairman, President & CEO of Quad/Graphics. “He has been one of the most recognizable and respected individuals in printing in Latin America for nearly 15 years, and we applaud his many achievements. Throughout his time leading in Latin America, he has worked closely with Tony Scaringi to grow a sizable and competitive presence in this large and emerging market. As Guy now transitions into retirement, I have full confidence in Tony’s ability to continue to direct this important segment of our business, especially having been mentored by Guy all these years. I look forward to what he and our united team of nine facilities in Latin America can accomplish together.”
As President & General Manager, Mr. Scaringi will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Latin American operations, which includes plants in Argentina, Brazil, Chile (a partnership with the Aguirre family), Cólombia, Perú and México. In addition, he will work closely with Plural Editora e Gráfica, Quad/Graphics’ joint venture in São Paulo, Brazil.
“Together, all these facilities form a strong base from which we’ll continue to help clients in Latin America and in the United States reach their business goals,” Mr. Scaringi said. “Our wide-ranging geographical coverage in six countries on two continents enables us to provide local printing expertise with vast export capabilities. I’m excited to build upon our strong foundation as we continue to maximize the relevance and the power of print.”
Mr. Quadracci further commented: “We’re committed to maintaining a modern Latin American production platform for producing high-quality products in the most timely, efficient manner. Through the strategic application of state-of-the-art technology and automation – and industry-leading innovation – we're driving the future of print in markets across the globe. The same principles of continuous improvement, lean enterprise, technical education and safety that are helping fuel Quad/Graphics’ success in the United States are being implemented and embraced in our Latin American network of facilities. We are committed to creating the most efficient, productive printing platform in Latin America for serving the magazine, catalog, retail insert, book, directory and direct mail segments.”
About Tony Scaringi
Mr. Scaringi, who is fluent in five languages, began his career in print in 1993 when he joined Quebecor Printing as an Internal Auditor at the company’s Montréal headquarters. This role afforded him the opportunity to visit more than 70 facilities worldwide in the span of two years, and provided him with invaluable experience and insight into international operations.