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R.R. Donnelly names Knotts as COO

Paloian is retiring after more than 25 years in industry

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 2:59 p.m. CST

CHICAGO — Daniel L. Knotts was named chief operating officer for R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, succeeding John R. Paloian, who is retiring after more than 25 years in the industry and having served for more than five years as the company’s COO.

Knotts has most recently been the company’s group president, with responsibility for global sales, operations, information technology, logistics, financial services, business process outsourcing operations, strategic sourcing and environmental, health and safety.

“We are very grateful to John Paloian for his leadership and vision, which have helped to drive R.R. Donnelley’s continuing transformation into a global provider of content creation, management, distribution and processing services,” said Thomas J. Quinlan III, the company’s president and chief executive officer. “John has also worked closely with Dan Knotts to enable him to step seamlessly into the COO position.

“Dan is exceptionally well prepared to undertake this important role, particularly as he has been instrumental in leading and managing R.R. Donnelley’s global services offerings, which include our fast growing Logistics sector.”

Knotts, 48, joined R.R. Donnelley in 1986 and has served in a variety of accounting, operations, sales leadership and general management roles with progressively more responsibility, including as CEO of R.R. Donnelley’s global Financial Services offering.

R.R. Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, drive top-line growth, enhance ROI and ensure compliance.

Drawing on a range of proprietary and commercially available digital and conventional technologies deployed across four continents, the company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing services to clients in virtually every private and public sector.

For more information, and for R.R. Donnelley’s Global Social Responsibility Report, visit the company’s web site at

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