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Idealliance appoints Dick Ryan as Acting CEO

April 23, 2020  By PrintAction Staff

Idealliance, a developer of specifications and certifications in the graphic communications industry and a global association of brands, printers and technology companies, has named Dick Ryan as Acting CEO of the organization.

He replaces former Idealliance CEO Timothy Baechle.

A former vice president of sales at LSC Communications Inc. and a former chairman of the Idealliance Board of Directors, Ryan has worked in the publishing and media business since 1980.


“We are pleased that Dick Ryan, an industry executive who has extensive experience with Idealliance, has accepted appointment as Acting CEO of Idealliance,” Todd Maute, Idealliance Board Chair, said in a statement. “He has worked in the industry for more than 35 years and has first-hand experience with all three of the Idealliance portfolios – digital, distribution, and print. Additionally, he has experience as a member and executive on the Idealliance Board of Directors and various association working groups. In his new role, he will work with the Idealliance membership, elected leadership and staff to guide the Association into the future.”

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