NEW YORK: Charles Gregson has been named PR Newswire CEO after having served as interim CEO for two years. He will work primarily in its New York office.
Gregson said his official appointment will give him more time to interact with customers.
"I certainly felt uncomfortable talking to customers as an interim CEO," he said.
Gregson said he intends to spend much time traveling to South America and Europe to visit joint-venture companies. His goal is for PR Newswire to be "a true global company."
As far as expanding into new markets, Gregson said he would like to focus on Brazil, Russia, India, and China, which he described as some of "the fastest growing countries in the world."
Gregson said there would be no immediate additions to the type of services provided.