Transformational leader to help drive DATA's strategic growth
BRAMPTON, ON, June 8, 2012 /CNW/ - DATA Group Inc. (TSX: DGI) ("The DATA
Group", "DATA") is proud to announce the appointment of operations
executive and transformational leader Kurt MacWilliam as
Vice-President, Strategic Services (Eastern Division).
Kurt is a seasoned business executive with 25 years' experience driving
successful, major change to support evolving business requirements in
Fortune 500 and industry leading companies. He is a champion of process
improvement and innovation with the proven competence to deliver
significant results in a variety of business situations, especially
high-growth and turnaround.
His career includes various senior leadership roles at Procter and
Gamble, Alliance Data Systems, and most recently in the medical device
manufacturing field. His accomplishments include leading major projects
to drive revenue and EBITDA growth, including manufacturing and
technology start-ups, major restructurings, and post-acquisition
business integration initiatives.
Kurt joins The DATA Group at a time when the company has embarked on a
transformational strategic growth plan that emphasizes the development
of new document management and marketing related, technology-driven
solutions. In 2011, the company made significant progress in the
marketing area, creating a dedicated Digital and Direct Marketing
Solutions team, launching new digital marketing services and acquiring
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. In 2012, DATA is launching new Document
Management solutions such as Document Process Management and Marketing
"Kurt brings strong intellect, solid people skills and extensive
experience in process improvement to DATA," said Steve Wittal,
Vice-President Sales and Marketing for DATA East. "As our
Vice-President, Strategic Services, Kurt will be supporting our growth
plan by improving our new customer implementation process, marketing
our expanding services, enhancing sales team support, and ensuring DATA
offers an outstanding customer experience. Kurt has been working with
us since January on a contract basis. I am very excited that Kurt is
now joining us full time and I look forward to his future successes at
The DATA Group."
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 1,900 employees working from 34 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
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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
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For further information:
Mr. Michael Suksi
President and CEO
DATA Group Inc.
Tel.: (905) 494 4006
Mr. Paul O'Shea
Chief Financial Officer
DATA Group Inc.
Tel.: (905) 791 3151