Supplier Stouse, LLC (PPAI 113066) has named Clay Davis president and CEO, effective immediately. Davis succeeds Bruce Reed, who is retiring after 14 years of leading the organization and will remain active on the New Century, Kansas-based company’s board of directors.

“After an extensive search, we are very pleased to have found a leader of Clay’s stature and experience,” says Reed. “I feel very confident leaving this organization in his capable hands and look forward to working with and supporting him as he builds upon the Stouse platform. We have ambitious growth plans for the company, and he is the right leader for the job.”

Davis has more than 25 years of experience in senior leadership, sales and marketing roles in the packaging, printing and food manufacturing sectors. He most recently served as vice president and general manager for Flint Group North America’s packaging business and has served in leadership positions with some of the most well-known consumer brands in the country.

“Stouse has a strong reputation for excellent service in the specialty printing industry and I am thrilled to join the company,” says Davis. “We plan to explore ways to innovate and help drive growth for our customers while upholding the high-value service our clients deserve.”

Read more on this story in Tuesday’s PPB Newslink.