Valassis names former Wichita leader its new COO

Valassis has named the executive who established its Wichita printing facility to be the marketing services company's new chief operating officer.

Ron Goolsby, executive vice president of manufacturing and client services, will take on the newly created role on Jan. 1.

"Ron has touched nearly all aspects of the business over his 28 years of experience at Valassis and it seems his entire career has been preparing him for this opportunity," said Rob Mason, Valassis' incoming president and CEO, in a news release. "He is a proven, thoughtful and decisive leader who understands our business and its complexities from the ground up.

The Livonia, Mich.-based company's local plant is at 3819 N. Toben.