Transcontinental has announced the appointment of Edward John (Ted) Markle as President of the Corporation’s media sector, TC Media, a division of Transcontinental. Previously, Ted was Senior Vice President, Content Solutions, for TC Media since 2011, as he took over for François Olivier, President and Chief Executive Officer of Transcontinental.
Ted has been with the organization for close to a decade, from 1999 to 2004 he was Vice President of Planning, Production and Information technology, he led strategic development, set up the Shared Production Centre for magazines and oversaw the integration of a large number of acquisitions, including Telemedia’s magazine publishing division. From 2004 to 2011, he piloted the implementation of many strategic partnerships with major publishers in North America. These projects required the investment of more than $500 million and led to a new Canada-wide hybrid printing platform for The Globe and Mail newspaper, and the outsourced printing of The San Francisco Chronicle newspaper in California. Before he joined TC Transcontinental, Ted held management positions with several media groups in Canada. At the start of his career, he worked as a journalist and desk