Wilkins also previously worked as National Sales Manager for MacDermid Printing Solutions and District Manager/Vice President of Sales for The Pitman Company. He also worked in sales for printing and publishing markets for Intergraph Corporation and as Product Marketing Manager and National Sales Director for Gerber Scientific Instrument Company.
“We welcome Dave to our team and look forward to expanding the reach of our leading edge technology through his visionary market approach,” stated Xeikon CEO Wim Maes.
“Karen will be a valuable strategic career partner,” said Arnold Kahn, President of PrintLink. “She has a high level of professionalism, and is dedicated to building confidential trusting relationships necessary to match ideal candidates with high-level positions.”
Prior to joining PrintLink, Keller was an Account Manager with InfoTrends and she previously worked as Director of Business Development for Printing Industries of America. She has also served as VP of a placement company, and production manager for a southern California commercial printer focused on Fortune 100 clients. She is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University.
“PrintLink provides a perfect marriage with my print and placement background,” said Keller. “Print is in my DNA. I’ve worked with Fortune 500 companies, and grew up in a three-generation family printing business, so I understand the unique challenges each face as they develop effective teams in today’s business environment.”
Yule joins HP Inc. from CDW Canada where most recently she was the Vice President and General Manager since 2008. In this role, she was responsible for driving business growth and national brand recognition. Prior to joining CDW Canada, Yule served in various senior management and key marketing positions at Toshiba of Canada and Tech Data Canada. She brings nearly 20 years of leadership experience in the Canadian technology sector.
"Mary Ann brings incredible passion and energy to our business," said Christoph Schell, President, Americas, HP Inc. "I am extremely excited to welcome her to HP and my direct staff. I have no doubt we will achieve new heights in Canadian markets under her leadership.”
Thierry Barbeau becomes Komcan’s Sales Manager, responsible for the complete product line sold by Komcan, for Eastern Canada. Thierry is an industry veteran who most recently sold Xeikon presses and technologies, and previously worked for both manroland and Heidelberg. “His knowledge and proven track record will be a true asset for us,” said Steve Ranson, President of Komcan.
For electrical and mechanical support, Komcan entered an agreement with Jean-Philippe Arsenault and Alain Page, both well known to current Komori users, to service and support Komori presses in Eastern Canada. For parts and service in Quebec, Marie-Hélène Tardif will be the local contact.
Komcan has also hired Daniela Mihalachi, who is bilingual in both English and French, to help lead its customer support efforts out of Georgetown, Ontario, where the company is headquartered. Mihalachi holds extensive customer service experience and a degree focused on Multimedia Studies from the University of Montreal, as well as a Bachelors degree in Electronic Engineering.
Donn Goldstick joins Presstek as the new Digital Printing Systems Western Region Sales Manager, which includes responsibilities for the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. Prior to joining Presstek, Goldstick held positions of Regional Vice President of Heidelberg and more recently Regional Sales Manager with Xerox and Ricoh, where he focused on the installations of toner technologies, while leveraging his lithographic press expertise.
“Having many years of experience with market leaders in both digital printing systems and offset,” said Goldstick, “it’s clear that Presstek DI presses are becoming a preferred solution over toner for a highly automated, reliable high performance system that not only provides a high return on investment, but has no click charges and prints at a low cost per page, especially on runs between 500 to 10,000.”
Steve Chmielewski, who formerly managed the Western Region for Presstek, transitions over to a newly created Central Region territory for the company, which includes responsibilities for the provinces of Ontario and Manitoba. Langford Meredith continues to focus on sales in Quebec for Presstek.
Harry Manzi becomes Presstek’s new Account Manager for Thermal Printing Plates. He previously held consultative sales and business development roles at Agfa Corporation, 3M and Kodak Polychrome Graphics. He will be responsible for business development, client retention and dealer relations for Presstek’s thermal plate products.
The member-driven DIA organization, which also holds monthly seminars in the Greater Toronto Area, used the annual holiday event to introduce its Board of Directors for 2016, including:
President: Dino Sinnathurai, Cober Evolving Solutions
1st Vice President: George Sittlinger, Maracle Press
2nd Vice President: Paul Tarvydas, Tsus4
Secretary/Treasurer: Mark Norlock, KBA
Past President: Paul McCarthy, Konica Minolta
Rebecca Buffi, Xerox
Ray Fagan, Heidelberg
Steve Falk, Prime Data
Steve Fournier, Agfa
Jason Hamilton, Ti Group
Andrea Leven Marcon, Spicers
Mike Millard, Ellis Packaging
Ed Rooney, Ti Group
Larry Stewart, Graphic Whizard
Director Emeritus: Karl Schmed
Mohit Uberoi becomes President and Chief Executive Officer of Goss International Corporation. He most recently served as President and CEO of B&W MEGTEC.
Mohit joined MEGTEC in 1997 and led the business from 2003 to 2015. Goss explains he has significant experience overseeing the transformation of global industrial mid-market companies, with multiple product lines and global locations, with both private equity and public shareholders.
“As a long-standing industry professional, Mohit is ideally suited to join Goss as its leader,” said Sparsh Bhargava of American Industrial Partners, which controls Goss. “He has a strong appreciation for the strengths of the company, its employees, customers and products. With his printing industry background, Mohit has a deep understanding of the many challenges facing the broader industry. He is a transformational leader, with a proven track record of making businesses successful.”
Prior to MEGTEC, Mohit worked in research and new business development for W.R. Grace & Co., an industrial conglomerate. He earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, before moving to the United States to pursue his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arizona.
Mohit said, “I’m delighted to join Goss at such a pivotal time and look forward to working with American Industrial Partners, our management team, and employees to build a customer responsive, financially strong company with great products and services.”
Michael Ciaramella also joins Agfa Graphics as its Vice President of Sales for the United States. He previously served in management positions with HP, Eastman Kodak and Microsoft.
Mertens, who became an American citizen in 2011, joined Agfa in 1999 and has held various positions in M&A and Finance. Since 2006, he has been Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Agfa Graphics' subsidiaries in the United States and Canada.
“Gunther is a well-experienced senior executive with a proven track record in our company,” said Stefaan Vanhooren, Agfa Graphics' Global Corporate President. “He brings a broad business acumen and operations know-how, combined with a good understanding of the evolving needs of the North American printing industry."
Besides serving as President of NPES, Nappi serves as President of the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC), which oversees the Graph Expo and Print tradeshows, and President of the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF). He will resign all three positions at the same time.
On October 29, 2015, during NPES Annual Conference in Palm Beach, Florida, the organization introduced its new Board of Directors, which includes the election of Malkon Baboyian to the position of NPES Chairman. Baboyian is Executive Vice President, Production Printing Solutions/Large Format Solutions, Canon Solutions America.
Three new directors were also elected to the NPES Board for a two-year term expiring at the 2018 Annual Meeting, including: Steve Mattingly, Senior Vice President, Southern Lithoplate; Steve Metcalf, President and CEO, Air Motion Systems; and Greg Salzman, President, Aleyant.
Other directors re-elected to the board include: Gavin Jordan-Smith, Vice President, Solutions and Production, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.; Mark Kannenberg, President, RBP Chemical Technology; Eric Midlik, Executive Vice President, Global Sales, Prime UV Systems; Andy Rae, Senior Vice President Equipment, Heidelberg U.S.A.; Ron Rose, President, Nova Pressroom Products; and Gina Testa, Vice President, Marketing, Xerox Corporation.
Additionally, NPES board member newly elected to the Executive Committee and to serve as Treasurer was Mark Hischar, President & CEO, KBA-North America.
Earlier this year, Speizer joined Drytac as U.S. National Sales Manager to expand the distribution network and national accounts in the U.S. “Darren’s background in the sign and graphic industry is unparalleled and has served us well as we pursue distribution partners across North America,” said Marc Oosterhuis, President of the Drytac Group.
Drytac is an international manufacturer of adhesive-coated products, including graphic films, window films, double-sided tapes, self-adhesive print media, label stock, industrial adhesives, and heat-activated and pressure-sensitive laminates and mounting adhesives.
“Patrick is a dynamic sales professional who is well respected by customers and has a strong track record of success in print software and workflow revenue growth with Creo and in inkjet revenue growth with EFI," said Frank Mallozzi, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, EFI, who notes Morrissey’s 30-plus year career.
Morrissey joined EFI in 2007 and most recently served as Senior Director of Worldwide Inkjet Sales. Morrissey received EFI's Elite Award every year since 2010 for exceeding his annual revenue goal. Prior to joining EFI, Morrissey was Vice President of Sales, North America, at Creo, a software and prepress technology provider that is now part of Kodak.
“I am honoured to lead Drytac into the next phase of innovation,” said Kelley. “Now more than ever, we are focused on building strong relationships with customers and partners across the globe. With a renewed commitment to forward-thinking corporate strategies that create tangible value, I believe we will see sustainable growth and profitability.”
Kelley, who currently serves and will retain his role as Managing Director of Drytac Europe, succeeds his father Richard Kelley, the company’s founding Chairman and former CEO. Richard Kelley will continue to serve as Chairman, leading the Board of Directors and providing counsel on corporate business strategies. Marc Oosterhuis will remain president of Drytac North America, overseeing strategic operations in the U.S. and Canada.
“Our recent investment in the HP Indigo 10000, a game-changing 29-inch digital press, bridges the gap between traditional offset and digital print,” Mike Collinge, Webcom’s President and CEO. “Michael’s extensive experience in print manufacturing will be an asset in meeting our customer’s requirements for print quality, efficient workflows and reliability.”
Corbett’s immediate focus, according to Webcom, will be the installation of the HP Indigo 10000 press and its integration into the company’s printing workflow. His experience in the printing industry includes past leadership positions with companies like DATA Group of Companies, Symcor, Avant Imaging and Information Management, and TC Transcontinental.
With 30 years of experience in Heidelberg’s service organization, Hoff will assume responsibilities of sales, service and customer relations. Roth, who began his career with Heidelberg in 1997, has served as Vice President, Finance & Operations for two years, and will continue his responsibilities of finance, operations, logistics and warehousing.
Both Hoff and Roth will lead the day-to-day operations of Heidelberg Canada and will report directly to Juergen Grimm, President of Heidelberg Americas. Grimm, based in Kennesaw, oversees operations in Canada, United States, Mexico and Brazil.
“As a sales and service unit of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Heidelberg Canada is the clear market leader in the Canadian print industry,” said Hoff. “With these new additions, the brand continues to show unparalleled support to its customers and the print industry at large.”
Last month, Heidelberg Canada relocated to its new headquarters at 5900 Keaton Crescent in Mississauga, Ont., which encompasses close to 50,000 square feet.
Amir, who also becomes Group Vice Chairman for Landa, has more than 20 years of experience in the printing industry. He held senior positions with HP, most recently serving as Vice President and General Manager, Graphics Solutions Business at Hewlett-Packard Americas.
Previously, Amir served as HP Vice President and General Manager, Indigo & Inkjet Solutions Business Americas, and Director, Worldwide Strategic Marketing, HP-Indigo. He began his career in the printing industry at Indigo, where he served in various positions including VP, Photo Business and Director, Product Marketing.
“By joining Landa I feel as if I am returning home. I started my career with Benny Landa 21 years ago at Indigo,” said Amir. “I greatly appreciate the incredible opportunity to again work with him and the rest of the Landa team. I look forward to helping grow the business and building one of the industry's great companies.”
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