Arandell names Walt Edwards as SVP of manufacturing; Edwards will be responsible for optimizing company's production processes, focused on tactical and long-term strategic initiatives related to production
January 16, 2014
– Arandell Corporation, the trusted leader in premier catalog printing and omni-channel solutions, announced today that Walt Edwards will be joining the Arandell Executive Management team to lead all of Arandell’s production activities as the company’s Senior Vice President of Manufacturing.
As Senior Vice President, Edwards will be responsible for optimizing all of Arandell’s production processes. Additionally, he will focus on tactical and long-term strategic initiatives as they relate to production within the company. Edwards will work with Arandell’s employees to provide a world-class manufacturing environment, while passionately preserving “quality of product” for all customers and “quality of life” for all employees.
In his capacity, Edwards will be responsible for achieving Arandell’s 2014 manufacturing targets, evaluating production strategies, implementing any necessary changes, and assisting with new business opportunities.
“We are very pleased to welcome Walt to our executive team,” said Brad Hoffman, President and CFO. “Walt has a significant amount of print manufacturing experience which will be put to good use as we expand our product offerings. We look forward to him improving the already fine production quality tradition of Arandell immediately and in the coming years. By providing strong, effective leadership, Walt will be instrumental in the profitable growth of Arandell.”
“I am very excited to be joining Arandell and applying my years of experience toward advancing the manufacturing processes,” said Edwards. “I am looking forward to working with the team to develop and execute on strategic initiatives.”
Edwards joins Arandell from R.R. Donnelley, where he was vice-president of manufacturing operations at its Strasburg, Virginia facility. Edwards has held various executive positions at Perry Judd’s, Shea Communications, Holladay-Tyler Printing, World Color Press, Meredith/Burda and Arcata Graphics. His diverse educational background includes credentials from San Jose State, Lynchburg College, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and University of Virginia. Edwards has spent the last 40 years in various roles within the printing industry. Edwards began his career as a working foreman in the bindery and progressed to positions of Supervisor, Superintendent, Vice President, Division Manager and Chief Operating Officer.