February 2, 2006
Kotarek Named Senior Director of Distribution Operations at The Press-Enterprise
RIVERSIDE, CA -- Aaron Kotarek has been named senior director of distribution operations for The Press-Enterprise daily newspaper by Publisher and Press-Enterprise Company CEO Ron Redfern.
"We are delighted that Aaron has chosen to join The Press-Enterprise management team. It is not often an organization is fortunate to find someone of Aaron's caliber. He brings a strong track record of success, innovation and a wide range of experience in improving circulation that one rarely finds. We're confident that Aaron's leadership will advance our audience and readership position across all communities in the Inland Southern California region," Redfern announced.
Kotarek comes to The Press-Enterprise from the Stockton Record, where he most recently was circulation director. Prior to working at the Record, he was sales and marketing manager at the Savannah (GA) Morning News.
Kotarek's role will focus on improving and enhancing the company's home delivery and single copy sales operations. Reporting to the vice president of circulation he will be working closely with circulation sales, customer service and the vice president of marketing to expand circulation and single copy sales and ensure that both the growing market and our advertisers are best served by the leading newspaper in Inland Southern California.
"I'm looking forward to working and living in the vibrant, dynamic, and growing region of Inland Southern California," Kotarek said. "My goal is to build on the tremendous delivery and service model that the P-E has established in order to continue to provide customers with the finest print products and services in the area."
Kotarek began his newspaper career in his native Wisconsin with Thomson Newspapers. Twice during his five years with the organization, he earned the President's Award for Marketing Excellence.
The Press-Enterprise is the leading source for news and information in Inland Southern California through newspaper and magazine publishing, Internet and telephone services.
About The Press-Enterprise
The Press-Enterprise Co. is a subsidiary of Dallas-based Belo Corp., one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with 7,600 employees and $1.5 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates in some of America's most dynamic markets in Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island, and the Mid-Atlantic. Belo owns 19 television stations, six of which are in the 15 largest U.S. broadcast markets. The Company also owns or operates seven cable news channels and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo's daily newspapers are The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). The Company also publishes specialty publications targeting young adults and the fast-growing Hispanic market, including Quick and Al Dia in Dallas/Fort Worth, and El D and La Prensa in Riverside. Belo operates more than 30 Web sites associated with its operating companies. Additional information is available at www.belo.com or by contacting Carey Hendrickson, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6626.