Panenka and Giardina Join Esko in VP Roles

PrintAction Staff
September 09, 2014
By PrintAction Staff

Esko yesterday announced two executive appointments with Udo Panenka becoming Senior Vice President Sales and Jon Giardina joining the company as Vice President Americas. Both previously held executive roles at businesses owned by Danaher, Esko’s parent company.

In his new role as Senior Vice President, Panenka has responsibility for the global Esko sales, service and marketing organization. He replaces Christian Korte, who is leaving Esko. Prior to joining Esko, Panenka was Vice President and General Manager for Kollmorgen’s Industrial Automation Business for Europe and India.

Since joining Danaher in 2008, Panenka has held a number of other executive positions within the company. Prior to Danaher, he held sales, marketing and general management positions with ABS Deutschland, RITZ Pumpenfabrik and New Haden Pumps. Panenka has a BA degree in Management from Berufsakademie located in Heidenheim, Germany.

As Vice President Americas, Giardina will lead the Esko organizations in North and Latin America. Most recently Giardina was Vice President and General Manager for Danaher’s Dynapar and West/PMA businesses. He joined Danaher in 2006 and has filled sales, marketing and general management roles over the past eight years.

Giardina has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, as well as a MA degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Giardina replaces Tony Wiley, who previously managed Esko’s business in the Americas.


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