Galloway promoted to Buxton CEO
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Buxton Press managing director Kirk Galloway has been promoted to chief executive.
According to a statement from the Derbyshire-based company, from Monday (9 October) Galloway will become responsible for all operations and activities at the 2016 PrintWeek Company of the Year award-winner.
Galloway said the appointment was a great honour and that he was delighted to accept the new challenge.
“I have inherited a strong, forward-looking and innovative organisation with a great team around me,” he said.
“I am immensely proud of what we have achieved to date and will do everything I can to continue to drive the company forward through investment, growth and development to provide security for both Buxton’s employees and our publishing clients.”
In an interview with PrintWeek earlier this year, Galloway said he had taken on many of the responsibilities of father and chairman Bernard Galloway over the past few years.
Bernard Galloway said: “It gives me great pleasure and considerable pride to announce that Kirk is taking over the reins of the company. This appointment will significantly strengthen the ongoing management of the business and with Kirk at the helm, the company is in safe and very capable hands.”
Buxton produces 650 regular titles for more than 400 publishers. It runs four Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106 B1 long perfectors, each with CutStar, in eight- and 10-colour formats, three stitching lines and two 2016-purchased Heidelberg Stahlfolder TH 82-Ps. In 2015/16, the 124-staff outfit turned over £20.3m.
Kirk Galloway was unavailable for further comment at time of writing.