May 1st was a landmark day for those associated with Clarke American and Harland. On that day, M & F Worldwide Corp., the parent company of Clarke American Corp., announced the completion of the acquisition of the John H. Harland Company. The acquisition included Harland Printed Products, Scantron, and Harland Financial Solutions.
M & F Worldwide also announced that Clarke American and Harland Printed Products will bring together the capabilities of both companies under the new name Harland Clarke, with headquarters in San Antonio, Texas. Chuck Dawson, previously the president and CEO of Clarke American Corp. will serve as president and CEO of the new organization, which has more than 200 years of combined experience and a proven track record for developing innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of clients and customers. Scantron will be led by Jeff Heggedahl, its new president and CEO. John O’Malley will continue to serve as the president and CEO of Harland Financial Solutions.
The integration of the companies will take place over a period of time and will be designed to ensure that the company continues to maintain and improve the levels of service and quality that clients and customers expect.