Effective the first of the year, Jeff Jacobson will be promoted to CEO of Xerox Corp. following its separation into two publicly held companies. Prior to joining Xerox in 2012 and serving in various roles there, the longtime industry veteran has held leadership positions at Presstek, Eastman Kodak and Kodak Polychrome Graphics. Printing Impressions Editor-in-Chief Mark Michelson sat down to conduct an exclusive Q&A session with him. Mark Michelson: How do you think all of these past industry positions have prepared you for your new role at Xerox? Jeff Jacobson: Even though I’ve been in the printing industry for 30 years, I’ve never been more excited about its prospects. Say, we size our market as basically a $90 billion market, but that’s [just] the digital market. Think about all of the offset and packaging that will be moving over to digital. The opportunities here alone are absolutely phenomenal, almost as large as the market we deal in today. click Read More below for additional detail
LSC Communications (NYSE: LKSD) announced today a multi-year agreement with Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health. LSC currently prints a significant share of Elsevier’s books and journals and, under the new agreement, will begin providing book fulfillment and distribution services in 2019 for Elsevier’s US markets.
Additionally, LSC has acquired Elsevier’s Linn, Missouri Fulfillment and Distribution Center. Consequently, all Elsevier employees will be transferred to LSC in 2019. The addition of this facility will further strengthen LSC’s ongoing focus on providing a full range of supply chain services for publishers of both printed and electronic books.
Anita Chandraprakash, EVP of Global Operation, Elsevier, said “We’re pleased to have reached an agreement with LSC for the sale of the Linn facility and have engaged in a multi-year agreement for warehouse fulfillment services. This is a very positive outcome which allows us to continue the high level of service our customers expect.”
Dave McCree, President of Book Sales at LSC Communications, said “The Linn, Missouri warehouse distribution center is a strategic fit to our Book Publisher Services platform and expands our fulfillment and distribution footprint. We look forward to providing fulfillment services to Elsevier and future clients out of the Linn facility.”