SOURCE: Journal Register Company

Journal Register Company

March 04, 2010 13:43 ET

Journal Register Company Names Jeff Bairstow as Chief Financial Officer

YARDLEY, PA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2010) -  Journal Register Company, a leading multi-media company in local news and information, announced today the appointment of Jeff Bairstow, 51, as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Bairstow was formerly the Chief Financial Officer of Synarc Inc. and President of its global imaging division. Synarc Inc. is a leading provider of medical imaging analysis, subject-recruitment and biochemical-marker services.

Mr. Bairstow has more than 25 years of experience managing complex business and financial operations for both public and private companies. Prior to joining Synarc Inc., Mr. Bairstow served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dendrite, a pharmaceutical sales services company in Bedminster, New Jersey, where he was responsible for the company's financial operations, including planning, investor relations and internal audit. Prior to Dendrite, Mr. Bairstow served as Chief Operating Officer at RelayHealth Corporation, a premier provider of health plan reimbursed online doctor-patient communication services.

John Paton, Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are extremely pleased to have attracted Jeff to join Journal Register Company's executive team in this key position. Jeff's depth and breadth of expertise in financial and business strategy will be a significant asset to the Company as we take this Company forward."

Mr. Bairstow said, "I am excited to join Journal Register as the Company enters a period of critical transformation. The Company's deep knowledge of the local communities that it serves provides an extraordinary base upon which we can build a dynamic new media organization. I look forward to working with John and the team to drive Journal Register's future success."

Mr. Bairstow earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University and a Masters in Business Administration from The Owen School of Business, Vanderbilt University. Mr. Bairstow succeeds John O. Strek of Conway, Del Genio, Gries & Co., LLC, who served as Acting Chief Financial Officer for the Company since November 2008.

About Journal Register Company
Journal Register Company is a leader in local news and information serving 992 communities in 10 states. The company's 324 multi-platform products reach an audience of nearly 14 million people each month. For more information visit the company website at