Industry pioneer to help propel DATA's new strategic growth plan
BRAMPTON, ON, Feb. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - DATA Group Inc. (TSX: DGI) ("The
DATA Group", "DATA") is proud to announce the appointment of highly
respected industry leader Alan Roberts as Vice-President, On-Demand
Alan comes to The DATA Group with an extensive background in digital
print, publishing and marketing communications. He is a digital process
pioneer who has helped lead the migration from traditional offset print
to digital technologies, including variable data imaging, data
analytics and integrated web-to-print-technologies. His career includes
various high-level positions at The Printing House, Patient News
Publishing and Xerox Canada, as well as previous experience at DATA.
As an early technology adopter, Roberts has many firsts among his
accomplishments. These include implementing the first IGEN in Canada;
developing the first print-on-demand go-to-market strategy; developing
the first large-scale customer satisfaction program; and providing
leadership for the first web-to-print system in North America.
He attributes his success to the fact that, "I am an absolute zealot
about Raving Fan Service and have spent much time with the Ken Blanchard Company in California,
learning how to operationalize it."
He joins The DATA Group at a time when the company has embarked on a
transformational strategic growth plan that emphasizes the development
of new marketing and document management-related, technology-driven
solutions. In 2011, a dedicated Digital and Direct Marketing Solutions
team was formed and two new solutions — cross-channel marketing and
digital photobooks — were launched. In addition, the company acquired
The Fulfillment Solutions Advantage Inc. ("FSA"), a Markham,
Ontario-based direct marketer and its subsidiary, FSA Datalytics Canada
Inc. ("Datalytics"), a provider of web-based direct marketing solutions
and related data analysis. DATA will continue to focus on developing
new innovative products for 2012.
"Alan's wealth of experience and unshakable enthusiasm for exceptional
customer service makes him a perfect fit and an invaluable asset to our
operation," said Michael Suksi, President and CEO of The DATA Group.
"As our VP On-Demand Services Operations, he will assist us in
streamlining our operations to better serve our digitally-savvy
customers who demand new revenue-generating solutions and further
reduced cost benefits. Alan will be focusing his efforts on our Eastern
operations. We are very pleased to welcome Alan on board and look
forward to sharing future firsts together."
About DATA Group Inc.
The DATA Group is a leading provider of document management and
marketing solutions. We provide integrated web and print-based
communications, information management and associated professional
services. We differentiate ourselves and provide value to our customers
by focusing on innovative, high-value solutions, exceptional
performance, and delivering on our promises and commitments. We have
over 1,950 employees working from 33 locations across Canada.
Additional information relating to The DATA Group is available on www.datagroup.ca and the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR)
The announcement of the introduction of any DATA Group product or
service offering is not necessarily indicative of the timing of
recognition of revenue from that offering or the level of revenue for
any particular period. Certain statements in this press release
constitute "forward-looking" statements that involve known
and unknown risks and uncertainties which may cause the actual results,
performance, objectives or achievements of The DATA Group, or industry
results, to be materially different from any future results,
or achievements expressed or implied by those forward-looking statements.
These risks and uncertainties include the possibility that customers
may not purchase The DATA Group's products and services when or at the
rates The DATA Group expects. Other such risks and uncertainties are
described in The DATA Group's publicly available disclosure documents,
as filed by The DATA Group on SEDAR (www.sedar.com). Unless required by applicable securities law, The DATA Group does not
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For further information:
Michael Suksi, President and CEO
DATA Group Inc.
Tel: (905) 494 4006
Paul O'Shea, Chief Financial Officer
DATA Group Inc.
Tel.: (905) 791 3151