International Graphic Communication Week Banquet
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
- Reception: 6:00pm-7:00pm
- Dinner & Program: 7:00pm-9:30pm
Madonna Inn - Venetian Room
- 100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo
Chairman, President & CEO — Quad/Graphics
Joel Quadracci is Chairman, President and CEO of Quad/Graphics, where he guides the company’s overall strategic growth, continuing the tradition of family leadership at the company founded in 1971 by his father, the late Harry V. Quadracci. Joel grew up with the company, officially joining it in 1991. He held various sales and strategy roles before becoming President and CEO in 2006, and Chairman, President and CEO in 2010.
Today, under Joel’s leadership, Quad/Graphics has transformed into a global marketing services provider that helps brand owners market their products, services and content more efficiently and effectively. To do this, Quad/Graphics leverages its strong print foundation in combination with its expertise in workflow re-engineering and optimization, content management and personalized, cross-channel marketing. Joel describes the company’s transformative journey in terms of ever-evolving functionality, as follows:
Quad 1.0 covered the company’s tremendous organic growth – a 40-year period through which the company grew rapidly through greenfield growth, built a premier manufacturing and distribution platform equipped with the latest technology, established its reputation as one of the industry's foremost innovators and created a corporate culture based on strong values that remains in place today.
Quad 2.0 began in 2010 and relates to Quad’s role as a disciplined industry consolidator. Through a series of consolidating acquisitions, the company was able to enhance and expand its product offerings while removing inefficient and underutilized capacity, pulling out costs and transitioning work to more efficient facilities.
Quad 3.0 builds on the foundations of 1.0 and 2.0 and is about the company transforming into a marketing services provider. In Quad 3.0, print (e.g., direct mail, in-store signage and displays, packaging) features prominently in its offering; however, through its BlueSoHo group and its recent investments in and acquisitions of marketing services companies, Quad is able to develop all the components of a marketing campaign and execute that campaign efficiently and effectively. These investments including purchasing a majority ownership in Rise Interactive, a digital agency; acquiring Ivie & Associates, a marketing services provider; and acquiring Periscope, a creative agency.
In addition to Quad, Joel also serves on the boards of:
- Pixability, Inc.
- Wisconsin’s Children’s Hospital and Health System
- Milwaukee Art Museum, where he was just named President of the Board of Trustees
- Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce
- Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce
- Skidmore College
- Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research.
He is a graduate of Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Choose one of the following:
- Filet Mignon – guaranteed to please even the most discriminating palates, you will enjoy Madonna Inn’s most popular and most tender prime quality steak.
- Halibut Steak – an impressive 10oz. filet of broiled Alaskan loin steak selected for its light texture and beautiful presentation.
- Vegetarian Lasagna – chef’s vegetables layered in marinara or Alfredo Sauce.
All entrees include a green salad, chef’s vegetable, baby red potatoes, homemade dinner rolls, Toffee Crunch cake, coffee and tea.