Production Managers On The Move p.81

By: JIM ROSENBERG As of July 1, JAMES O'DELL becomes Tribune Publishing Co. operations and systems vice president. He had been serving as both Tribune Publishing operations and technology vice president and as Chicago Tribune manufacturing and distribution vice president.
O'Dell's full-time attention was needed at
the publishing group level, according to Tribune Publishing president Jack Fuller, because technology "has become such a crucial factor in our success."
With Tribune Co. since 1978, when he joined its Orlando Sentinel, O'Dell has served as engineering director for Tribune Co. and as operations vice president at the Chicago Tribune, where he became responsible for manufacturing and distribution when the paper's departments were reorganized last year. His assignment with Tribune Publishing began in 1992.

Gannett Co. appointed two of its production directors to positions at its Newspaper Division. LARRY W. URRUTIA, formerly at the Reno Gazette-Journal, was named the division's manufacturing director, and BERNARD A. SZACHARA, formerly at the Binghamton, N.Y., Press & Sun-Bulletin, was named the division's imaging integration director.
Urrutia joined the Gazette in 1968 as production apprentice and served in several management positions before being named production director. At the division, he coordinates activities relating to press and distribution center operations.
Szachara joined Gannett in 1988 as USA Today production coordinator at the Marin (Calif.) Independent Journal. Before heading production in Binghamton in 1994, he served as production director for the Muskogee (Okla.) Daily Phoenix & Times-Democrat. At the division he coordinates prepress and production technology.

Norfolk Virginian-Pilot safety and security manager ROGER HILFER was promoted to distribution manager in the production department. He joined the paper three years ago from the U.S. Navy, where as a commander he concluded a 22-year career.
Hilfer is replaced in safety and security by ALLEN BYRD, a former training and communication manager in the production department, where he began in 1979 as an electronics technician and later held several supervisory and management positions.

McClatchy Printing Co., the Clovis, Calif., commercial cold web and heatset printing subsidiary of McClatchy Newspapers, hired CORTLAND HUNT as general manager.
Most recently production director at the Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Journal, Hunt also is the former production director at Gannett and McClatchy dailies in California. He earlier worked for a Wyoming daily, an Arizona twice-weekly and a Michigan weekly.

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