Valassis Appoints New CEO
Mr Mason has been appointed to the Valassis board of directors, effective September 1, 2011.
The company said that its current chairman, president and CEO Alan Schultz will retire in December 2011 after 27 years of service. Mr Schultz will retain his chairman of the board role.
Mr Mason has been with the company since 1995 and has held a variety of leadership positions at the company, including his current position of executive vice president of sales and marketing, where he is responsible for leading a team of approximately 700 sales and marketing professionals.
Previously, he held the positions of president of ADVO (currently the Valassis shared mail business segment) and chief sales officer.
Mr Schultz's career with Valassis began in 1984, and he held a variety of leadership positions before being named CEO and president in 1998.
Joseph Anderson, member of the Valassis board of directors and chairman of the corporate governance/nominating committee, said: "Our succession planning efforts over the past several years have led us to a tremendous candidate in Rob Mason. Rob's leadership and vision made him the clear choice to become the future CEO."
Will Mr Mason experience benefit the firm?
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