Traditionally focused on the North American printing market, Presstek Inc. today signaled a new direction by signing up a Hong Kong distributor for its printing presses and placing a Business Manager into the European market.
While it is headquartered in Hong Kong, Duplica Printing Equipment will also distribute Presstek presses throughout China. “The printing industry in Hong Kong and China is seeking an efficient, high quality solution for short-run color, and Presstek’s family of DI digital offset presses is the perfect answer,” said Charles Lam, Managing Director of Duplica.
Presstek Inc. also strengthened its position in Europe by appointing Axel Thien as its Business Manager for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Thien is responsible for expanding Presstek’s presence within the region, as well as developing a European dealer channel for the company. Thien has over 11 years of experience on the technological side of printing, working in a variety of roles at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, including the last four years as a Product Manager for CTP and six years as Product Manager Consumables for Heidelberg USA. Earlier in his career, Thien spent five years with Agfa in a variety of management roles.