Patrick McCarthy and Todd Blumsack are to jointly lead Xeikon North America, a division of the Belgium-based press maker, following the resignation of Michael Ring.
Departing as Xeikon North America's President, Ring joined the company in 2007. He will no longer be involved in day-to-day operations, but Ring is to continue to provide transitional support for the remainder of 2014.
“Both Patrick and Todd are longtime industry veterans and have been with our company for the last several years,” stated Wim Maes, CEO of Xeikon. “We are confident they will bolster Xeikon's market position in North America and strengthen the group with their able leadership.”
In his role as Vice President of Operations, McCarthy will lead the service and operations groups in North America. He will oversee finance, HR, IT and shipping/logistics functions of the business. McCarthy has been with Xeikon since the early 2000s.
Blumsack becomes Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Xeikon North America, which primarily places its toner presses in the label and packaging segments, as well as with document and commercial printing operations. Blumsack has been with Xeikon since 2008. He previously served as Director of Marketing for Weyerhaeuser Company and built sales and marketing programs as Director of Marketing, Commercial Printing, for Eastman Kodak Company.