Floyd V. Jones, an executive with the Columbus Dispatch i Columbus, Ohio, has been appointed vice president of employee and labor relations at The Baltimore Sun Co.
Mr. Jones, 42, will be leaving his position as director of employee and labor relations with the Dispatch Printing Co. to join The Sun in July, said Sandra Gill, The Sun's vice president for administration.
"We are thrilled to have a professional with Floyd's background and expertise becoming a part of our organization," Ms. Gill said. "This mixis particular relevant as we continue with our development of our new printing plant, Sun Park," at Port Covington.
For the past 11 years, Mr. Jones has served in various capacities at Dispatch Printing, publisher of the Columbus Dispatch, which has a Sunday circulation of 389,000, and This Week, a suburban weekly.
He has worked in employee and labor relations as well as in production. Prior to his employment at Dispatch Printing, Mr. Jones was personnel manager for United Parcel Service in Columbus from 1971 to 1979.
He graduated from Franklin University in Columbus with a bachelor's degree in business administration.
Mr. Jones is married and has two children.
In his new position, Mr. Jones will report to Ms. Gill, who oversees all human resource and labor relations functions at the newspaper company.
The Baltimore Sun Co. publishes The Sun and The Evening Sun, with a combined daily circulation of 405,786.
The Sun has a Sunday circulation of 494,090.