Buyers Guide CPA Awards Top 20 Under 40The Iron IndexEducation Series

Allen Confirmed as PaperlinX CEO

PrintAction Staff
January 07, 2013

The Board of PaperlinX, based in Australia, confirmed David Allen as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. He had been serving as Interim CEO since August 2012, during the paper distributor’s significant restructuring process.

Allen joined PaperlinX in 2004 and previously served as Managing Director of the Robert Horne Group in the UK and subsequently as Executive Vice President of PaperlinX with responsibility for the UK, Ireland and Canada.

“The board has complete confidence that Mr. Allen is the person who can continue this rapid restructuring and return PaperlinX to profitability in the shortest possible time,” stated Michael Barker, Chairman of PaperlinX. “Since Mr. Allen’s appointment as the Interim Chief Executive Officer, we have identified and are implementing A$15 million of cost saving initiatives.”

The PaperlinX board also announced Joost Smallenbroek has been promoted to the position of Chief Financial Officer. A resident of The Netherlands, he joined PaperlinX in 2004 and is currently Corporate Finance Director for PaperlinX Europe, leading Treasury, Tax and M&A functions in that area.

Andrew Price is to continue in his role as Executive Director to assist the Executive team in restructuring for the foreseeable future.

Add comment

Security code

Subscription Centre

New Subscription
Already a Subscriber
Customer Service
View Digital Magazine Renew

Most Popular

Latest Events

Digital Imaging Association Seminar
Wed Oct 21, 2015 @ 7:00pm - 08:30pm
CMA Creativity X Insights Conference
Wed Oct 28, 2015 @ 8:00am -
2015 SGIA Expo
Wed Nov 04, 2015 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
Canadian Printing Awards Gala
Thu Nov 12, 2015 @ 6:00am - 09:00pm
Drupa 2016
Thu Jun 02, 2016
Graph Expo 2016
Sun Sep 25, 2016