Catron Named Operations Director in Newport News, Va.

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By: E&P Staff

Newport News, Va., Daily Press Printing and Engineering Manager James D. Catron was promoted to director of operations. Directing pressroom, packaging, circulation distribution and facilities operations, he reports to Daily Press President and Publisher Digby A. Solomon.

Most of Catron’s 30-year career in the industry has been spent with newspapers owned by the Daily Press parent Tribune Co. Before joining the Daily Press in July 2005, he served the Orlando Sentinel as operations manager and press manager. His professional experience also includes more than five years at Flint Ink Corp., where he developed technical training programs for the global management staff and served as sales vice president for a subsidiary.

The Daily Press Inc. also publishes the twice-weekly Virginia Gazette in Williamsburg, weekly Tidewater Review serving the greater West Point area, and several non-subscriber publications. The company also has four online affiliates serving Virginia’s Hampton Roads area.

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