The Gallus Group appoints Dario Urbinati as CEO, succeeding Dr. Frank Schaum, who will now head Heidelberg’s print segment. With 17 years of experience in the graphic arts industry and as its previous chief sales and service officer, Urbinati will continue to drive Gallus’ mission to turn the narrow web market toward a more sustainable and profitable future.
Urbinati comes to the role with significant experience of running label businesses, having served in senior positions with leading manufacturers around the world. Urbinati first joined Gallus in 2007. He served nine years with the company, including as its managing director for Southeast Asia. He then joined OMET China as its narrow/mid web managing director, before becoming chief sales and marketing officer for Actega Metal Print, where he was instrumental in launching and commercializing its sustainable metallization technology.
“I am honoured to take up the role of Gallus CEO. This is a fantastic, growing business with incredibly talented and committed people and, with the might of Heidelberg behind us, an exciting trajectory for the future. While our ongoing mission is to support the success of our customers in the field, our wider ambition is to provide dynamic technologies and services to secure the future of the narrow web industry,” said Urbinati.
Dr. Ludwin Monz, Heidelberg CEO, added, “Dario has been responsible for refocusing the business against a very clear vision for the future of labels. This has meant resetting the business in important areas by increasing customer service and support, boosting sales and marketing activities and much more. He has also introduced an ambitious sustainability program, with a landmark pledge to make our products carbon neutral by the end of 2022. Gallus is an important pillar in the Heidelberg Group’s packaging business, which offers long term growth potential and, importantly, shares our commitment to quality – and we are delighted to have Dario lead this business. I would also like to thank Dr. Frank Schaum, previously the Gallus Group CEO, for his excellent leadership to date, and we are pleased that he will remain as chair of the Gallus board.”
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