Acco Brands Corp : ACCO Brands Names Kriss Kirchhoff President, Global Document Finishing Group
12/18/2006| 10:35am US/Eastern
ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE: ABD) announced today that Kriss Kirchhoff
has been named president of the Global Document Finishing Group, a newly
created business unit. Kirchhoff's appointment
is effective today.
Previously, Kirchhoff was vice president and general manager within
Hewlett-Packard Company's Business Imaging and
Printing business unit, where he led the Connectivity business and
business transformation processes that established new operating models
and brought new revenue sources.
From the start of his career at HP, beginning in 1979, Kirchhoff held a
number of increasingly responsible sales and management positions. As
general manager, Digital Workplace Services, he built a new services
business for HP's Imaging and Printing group.
He was also in charge of technical support services for all HP personal
computer, ISA Server and peripheral products. He led a variety of
marketing functions, headed sales and marketing for a high growth
product category in Western Europe, and directed a field sales
organization in the United States.
Most recently, Kirchhoff was chief executive officer of Treetop Tech,
Boise, Idaho, which provides information technology consulting services
Kirchhoff has an MBA from the University of Dallas and a Bachelor's
degree in Engineering and Electronics from Texas A&M University.
As president of Global Document Finishing, Kirchhoff will have
responsibility for all of the company's
binding and document communications businesses. The Global Document
Finishing Group's pro forma revenues would
have been $550 million in 2005. Kirchhoff will report to David D.
Campbell, chairman and chief executive officer. He and his family will
relocate to the Chicago area early in 2007.
?Kriss possesses a solid understanding of
technology as well as a track record of accomplishment and business
leadership,? said Campbell. ?I
look forward to working with him as we chart a growth course for this
exciting new business unit.?
About ACCO Brands Corporation
ACCO Brands Corporation is a world leader in select categories of
branded office products, with annual revenues of nearly $2 billion. Its
industry-leading brands include Day-Timer®,
Rexel®, and Wilson Jones®,
among others. Under the GBC brand, the company is also a leader in the
professional print finishing market.
This press release contains statements which may constitute
"forward-looking" statements as that term is defined in the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and
uncertainties, are made as of the date hereof and the company assumes no
obligation to update them. ACCO Brands' ability to predict results or
the actual effect of future plans or strategies is inherently uncertain
and actual results may differ from those predicted depending on a
variety of factors, including but not limited to fluctuations in cost
and availability of raw materials; competition within the markets in
which the company operates; the effects of both general and
extraordinary economic, political and social conditions; the dependence
of the company on certain suppliers of manufactured products; the effect
of consolidation in the office products industry; the risk that
businesses that have been combined into the company as a result of the
merger with General Binding Corporation will not be integrated
successfully; the risk that targeted cost savings and synergies from the
aforesaid merger and other previous business combinations may not be
fully realized or take longer to realize than expected; disruption from
business combinations making it more difficult to maintain relationships
with the company's customers, employees or suppliers; foreign exchange
rate fluctuations; the development, introduction and acceptance of new
products; the degree to which higher raw material costs, and freight and
distribution costs, can be passed on to customers through selling price
increases and the effect on sales volumes as a result thereof; increases
in health care, pension and other employee welfare costs; as well as
other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in the
company's SEC filings.
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