Daniel L. Knotts has been named chief operating office of R. R. Donnelley & Sons. Knotts, who has been at the company since 1986 working in a variety of roles, most recently as group president, is succeeding John R. Paloian, who is retiring. Paloian was at Donnelley for over five years.

As group sales division, Knotts handled everything from global sales to IT to operations.