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Hallmark President announces retirement

Ian Stuart, President of Hallmark International has announced his plans to retire at the end of this year, as part of a planned succession programme. 

Hallmark Cards has created a new international management structure beginning in the New Year when Steve Wright, Managing Director of Hallmark UK, will be promoted to Chief Executive, Hallmark United Kingdom and Continental Europe on 1 January 2012.

teve joined Hallmark 15 years ago and helped to build and lead the Tigerprint business, which is the exclusive supplier for Marks and Spencer. He assumed his current role as Managing Director, Hallmark UK earlier this year.

Ian Stuart joined Hallmark in 2000 as Chief Executive, Europe.  He has served as President of Hallmark International since 2002. Under Ian’s leadership, Hallmark’s UK business was consolidated into Shipley in Bradford, which then became the headquarters for all of Hallmark’s global business outside of North America.

Don Hall, president and CEO, who was in the UK to share these announcements, said, “Ian’s numerous contributions will serve the business well for many years to come."

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