The board of directors of DATA Communications Management Corp. (“DCM” or the “Company”)(TSX:DCM), is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Kellam as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective immediately. Kellam is replacing Gregory J. Cochrane who has been appointed Vice Chairman of DCM.
“Richard brings a wealth of general management, customer development and marketing experience through his 35-year international career with leading global companies,” said J.R. Kingsley Ward, chairman of DCM’s board of directors.
Kellam was recently the CEO of Advantage Group International, a leading consulting and business development organization working with the largest consumer goods and retail companies in 45 markets globally. Prior to Advantage, he was Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at Goodyear, in Akron Ohio. While at Goodyear, he took on additional responsibilities as Vice President of Emerging Markets, based in Dubai.
In addition, Kellam brings over 15 years experience with Mars, Incorporated, where he was the Global Chief Customer Officer, President of Petcare Europe, Managing Director UK Petcare and Market Director of Canada. Prior to Mars, he spent seven years with the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company in marketing and general management roles of increasing responsibility, based in the United States, India, Malaysia, and Canada.
Kellam began his career as an Assistant Brand Manager with Playtex Limited and later served in marketing roles with Robin Hood Multifoods and Molson Canada.
“We are delighted to welcome Richard to DCM,” said Ward. “His global experience and successful track record will ensure our continued focus on our clients’ priorities as we continue to provide value-added solutions for their evolving needs.”
DCM is a communication solutions partner that adds value for major companies across North America by creating more meaningful connections with their customers. DCM pairs customer insights and thought leadership with cutting edge products, modular enabling technology and services to power its clients’ go to market strategies. DCM helps its clients manage how their brands come to life, determine which channels are right for them, manage multimedia campaigns, deploy location specific and 1:1 marketing, execute custom loyalty programs, and fulfill their commercial printing needs all in one place.
DCM’s extensive experience has positioned it as an expert at providing communication solutions across many verticals, including the financial, retail, healthcare, consumer health, energy, and not for profit sectors. As a result of its locations throughout Canada and in the United States (Chicago, Illinois), it is able to meet its clients’ varying needs with scale, speed, and efficiency – no matter how large or complex the ask. DCM is able to deliver advanced data security, regulatory compliance, and bilingual communications, both in print and/or digital formats.
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