Robert Murray, who has served as CEO of multititle business forms cataloger New England Business Service (NEBS) seven and a half years, announced on July 29 that he’ll relinquish the title on Jan. 1 to become non-executive chairman. He’ll be succeeded by chief operating officer Richard Riley. NEBS has more than tripled in size, with a comparable increase in operating performance during Murray’s tenure, says lead board director Robert Gable.
Riley joined NEBS in 1997, when NEBS bought Rapidforms, of which he was president. Following the acquisition, Riley was named senior vice president of NEBS; in September 2000, he was named president, integrated marketing services in charge of the Rapidforms and McBee units. In July 2001, he was named president of NEBS Direct Marketing, then named president/chief operating officer in August 2002.