RRD Celebrates 160 Years of Innovation and Excellence

05/01/2024

The company’s anniversary marks an opportunity to reflect on its continuous growth and evolution

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (“RRD”), a global provider of marketing, packaging, print, and supply chain solutions, celebrates its 160th anniversary this year, commemorating a legacy of innovation and excellence.

“It is an honor to celebrate RRD’s 160th anniversary and to reflect on our rich history while recognizing who RRD is and what we stand for today,” said Tom Quinlan, President and Chief Executive Officer at RRD. “Our tagline for the celebration is 'Innovation & Excellence Since 1864.' Innovation is the change — it’s what has kept RRD growing and evolving for well over a century. And, excellence is the constant — it’s what is woven through the fibers of our organization and the way our people approach everything we do.”

RRD was founded by Richard Robert Donnelley in 1864. What started as a local print operation in Chicago has since expanded across 27 countries, serving 18,000 clients — including 92% of the Fortune 100. Today, RRD has cemented its reputation as a leading provider of marketing, packaging, print, and supply chain solutions with the mission of transforming customer touchpoints into meaningful moments of impact for its clients. RRD brings concepts to life with its expertise, execution, and scale — all designed to enhance quality and elevate engagement across the full customer journey.

“Throughout more than a century and a half, RRD has never stopped evolving its capabilities, knowledge, and focus to solve tomorrow’s business challenges,” said John Pecaric, Chief Operating Officer at RRD. “Prominent figures in RRD’s history believed that excellence meant meeting the challenges of change. This mindset serves us well now and long into the future.”

RRD is marking the milestone anniversary with upcoming celebrations, an introduction of refreshed corporate values, and a web page detailing the company’s expansive history and evolution.

“A values-based organization that focuses on innovation and excellence stands the test of time,” said Al duPont, Chief Commercial Officer at RRD. “For 160 years, RRD has proven its ability to progress through many diverse evolutions, advancing and transforming to stay competitive and provide clients with the services and solutions that impact their success.”

Join RRD in celebrating 160 years of innovation and excellence by visiting rrd.com/160anniversary.

ABOUT RRD

RRD is a global provider of marketing, packaging, print, and supply chain solutions that elevate engagement across the complete customer journey. RRD offers the industry’s most trusted portfolio of creative execution and worldwide business process consulting, with services designed to lower environmental impact. With 18,000 clients, including 92% of the Fortune 100, and 28,000 employees across 27 countries, RRD brings the expertise, execution, and scale designed to transform customer touchpoints into moments of impact.

Katie O’Rourke

Director, RRD Corporate Communications

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Source: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company