Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE: QUAD) (“Quad/Graphics”) has been named Company of the Year/Gravure Publications in the inaugural Gravure Management Excellence Awards sponsored by the Gravure Association of the Americas (GAAmericas). Quad/Graphics also won the Overall Company Growth Award. The awards were a feature of the GAAmerica’s Gravure Global Summit held in Miami earlier this month.
Quad/Graphics uses the gravure printing process to print leading consumer magazines, catalogs and retail advertising inserts. In naming Quad/Graphics Company of the Year in the Publication category, the GAAmericas awards committee cited Quad’s continuing commitment to investing in growth and technology. “Quad/Graphics proved that continued investment pays off in taking care of customers and its people,” stated Sherré DeMao, head judge for the awards committee and Director of Marketing & Communications for GAAmericas. “Areas that impressed the judging committee included Quad/Graphics’ fully automated Gravure pressroom from engraving to loading through delivery of signatures; continual investment in process improvements; adopting new technologies and practices to protect the environment; a consistent company-wide safety education and awareness program; investment in employees including its QuadMed primary care clinics; and its extensive industry involvement and advocacy.”
In its Overall Company Growth Award presentation, the GAA awards committee noted Quad’s growth through acquisitions, but also praised Quad’s strategies for growth that include offering an enhanced range of revenue-generating solutions; expanding vertical expertise; increasing manufacturing flexibility and efficiencies; extending geographic footprint; and helping customers realize mailing/distribution savings.
“We are very pleased to be recognized by GAAmericas in those areas that are critical to our future success as a company and an industry,” said Joel Quadracci, Chairman, President & CEO of Quad/Graphics. “Finding a better way – whether it’s how we help our clients maximize the value of their print spend or how we create an environment for excellence for employees – is at the core of our vision for redefining our business, transforming our industry, and creating value for our clients and shareholders.”