RR Donnelley CEO Thomas Quinlan on the Future of Printing
Last week Book Business's sister publication Printing Impressions launched its PI Xchange Live video series, featuring live interviews with top printing executives. The inaugural interviewee was RR Donnelley president and CEO Thomas J. Quinlan III. Quinlan sat down with Printing Impressions editorial director Mark Michelson to discuss RRD's organic growth strategy, how to best integrate diverse corporate cultures following an acquisition, and his outlook regarding the future and evolution of the printing industry.
RRD recently acquired Courier Corp., a leading book manufacturer and ebook publisher. The acquisition signals RRD's growing interest in the book market and in particular digital printing and POD. Although RRD has historically been known as a large-quantity book printer, digital printing primarily serves mid-sized publishers who publish runs of 50 to 3,000 copies. In light of this acquisition and other printers' investment in digital, publishers can expect the short-run market to grow significantly in the next few years.