Sunday, July 18, 2021

Toppan Merrill Appoints New President

  JoAnn Kern succeeds Jeffrey Riback as President of Toppan Merrill; plans to grow company into the industry’s leading solutions provider, powered by expert-enabled technology.

NEW YORK -Saturday 17 July 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toppan Merrill, a subsidiary of Toppan Leefung Pte. Ltd. and part of Toppan Inc., the world's leading printing group, announced JoAnn Kern as the company’s president.

Jeffrey Riback, who has served as President since 2012, has retired. Riback will retain a position on the Toppan Merrill board. ​

“JoAnn Kern is an energetic entrepreneur and global business leader. She possesses the expertise and passion to lead Toppan Merrill’s mission to Expand Possible through expert-enabled technology for our clients,” said Riback.

Kern feels this is a tremendous opportunity to continue the momentum of Toppan Merrill’s 50+ year legacy of delivering premier, technology-driven solutions to communicate mission-critical content more efficiently and accurately.

“What matters most is for Toppan Merrill to strive to exceed our clients' expectations and help them achieve their goals. My vision is to power a global brand by delivering forward-thinking technology innovation coupled with renowned industry expertise,” said Kern.

Kern, who will assume the president role immediately, started at Toppan Merrill over 20 years ago and most recently held the role of Chief Financial Officer. Toppan Merrill plans to hire a new Chief Financial Officer to replace Kern.

About Toppan Merrill

Toppan Merrill, a leader in financial printing and communication solutions, is part of Toppan Inc., a diversified global leader in solutions for printing, communications, security, packaging, décor materials, electronics, and digital transformation, headquartered in Tokyo, with approximately US$14 billion in annual sales. Toppan Merrill has been a pioneer and trusted partner to the financial, legal and corporate communities for five decades, providing secure, innovative solutions to complex content and communications requirements. Through proactive partnerships, unparalleled expertise, continuous innovation and unmatched service, Toppan Merrill delivers a hassle-free experience for mission-critical content for capital markets transactions, financial reporting and regulatory disclosure filings, and marketing and communications solutions for regulated and non-regulated industries.

With global expertise in major capital markets, Toppan Merrill delivers unmatched service around the world.

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