Canvas Names Its First CEO, an Industry Vet Known for 'Creativity and Invention'

Paul Woolmington takes the lead

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Industry veteran Paul Woolmington has been named the first chief executive officer at Canvas Worldwide.

Canvas was formed last summer by independent Horizon Media and Hyundai-backed Innocean Worldwide to handle media duties for the carmaker's U.S. brands, Kia and Hyundai, which spend $700 million combined on domestic ads annually.

Woolmington starts Jan. 18 and will work out of Canvas' offices in New York and Los Angeles. He is a well-known agency leader and entrepreneur, having launched two notable ventures: Naked Communications and The Media Kitchen.

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