Don Mader, CEO of Southeastern, has named John Torrey to serve as the company's commercial division president. "We are very pleased that John has joined our organization. He brings valuable experience, energy and management skills to the company. I look forward to working with him and am excited about what Southeastern can achieve under his leadership."
Torrey has a successful 30-year career of service to U.S. printers, most notably as vice president and general manager responsible for printing and packaging equipment at International Paper's xpedx business, the world's largest distributor of printing papers, graphics supplies and equipment. Before assuming the xpedx technologies post in 2008, Torrey served as general manager of the xpedx Northern California division for five years and, under his tenure, the division became one of the company's highest performing as measured by sales growth, revenue and profitability. He also helped integrate two large acquisitions by xpedx in the highly competitive California market and won many top annual sales and management awards.
Prior to joining xpedx, Torrey worked as a salesman calling on printing companies and corporations for paper and packaging manufacturers and distributors. A Maryland native, he earned a BA in economics from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA.