PHOENIX, AZ--Troxell Communications announced today the appointment of Gregory D. Cessna as the Company’s new president and CEO. He assumes leadership responsibilities from Jim Troxell, the former president and CEO, who has decided to retire from the Company. Jim was actively involved in the recruitment and selection of Greg and will work through a transition period with him over the next several months. Jim will remain on the Company’s Board of Directors.
Cessna is a seasoned executive in the educational marketplace with an extensive track record for growing companies. He joins Troxell after five years as executive vice president with School Specialty and as president of educational resources, the Company’s largest operating group.
Prior to joining School Specialty in July 2005, Cessna was executive vice president of PolyVision Corporation, a leading manufacturer of Visual Communication products for the education and office products market and President of PolyVision’s Visual Communication Operating Division in the Americas and Europe. From 1990 until 1999 Greg served as president of ABB Process Analytics, a manufacturer of on-line analytical instruments.
Jim Troxell, the Company founder noted, “Greg brings to Troxell Communications the professional and strategic leadership necessary to transform our business and provide educators with classroom technology that will better serve students, improve ease of use and ultimately add value in the delivery of learning content.” Cessna commented, “Troxell Communications is an excellent platform for profitable growth in an educational category that ultimately will be the foundation for classrooms in the future. I am excited to have this opportunity and look forward to the challenge.”