Comings & Goings

Wick Communications names new role: director of production


Robert Bauwens has been named director of production for Wick Communications

In this new role, he will work with the production managers in Montrose, Colorado; Ontario, Oregon; Pierre, South Dakota; Wenatchee, Washington; and Wasilla, Alaska. He will continue to oversee the Sierra Vista operation that serves Wick's Arizona markets.

"Wick Communications is excited to have someone with Rob's extensive background and desire to consistently improve the production process," said Francis Wick, CEO of Wick Communications.

Bauwens has more than 35 years of production experience, printing newspapers and commercial work. He has worked for several daily and community newspapers throughout the United States in a variety of roles. He has been a press operator, lead pressmen, supervisor, press manager and production manager. He has worked on several types of cold-set web presses and other equipment involved in the publication and distribution of newspapers.

“Being a press operator is like being an artist—you get to put your personal touch on everything you print,” Bauwens said.

In his career, Bauwens has worked at Maine Today Media; the Enterprise Journal in McComb, Mississippi; the Jacksonville Daily News in North Carolina; and at the Times Argus in Barre, Vermont. He also worked for trade publications in Winston Salem, North Carolina, and other sites.