There have been personnel changes in the management of Onlineprinters. Christian Wuerst, Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) in charge of marketing and sales, will leave the company after four years to take on new responsibilities. "We thank Christian Wuerst for his accomplishments. Together with his team he has made a significant contribution to the growth of the Onlineprinters Group in the past years by further developing customer service, sales, web shop, online marketing and product management," says Roland Keppler, CEO of Onlineprinters.

Neil Roberts, former General Manager at Graphtec has been appointed Demonstration and Training Centre Manager at CMYUK. He will have overall responsibility for the facility, further optimising the customer experience.

The Sihl Group is taking the next step on its transformation journey into becoming a modern technology company: On September 1, 2021, Stefan Benito will assume the new position of Vice President Commercial for EMEA and APAC.

Summa NV with Headquarters in Gistel, Belgium announces the appointment of Geert Pierloot to Managing Director of Summa as of October 1, 2021.

PrintFactory announces further expansion of its sales channels with the appointment of Angel Jiménez Gil as sales manager for the Iberian market from 1 October 2021.

Highcon has announced the appointment of Juergen Freier to the role of VP and GM Highcon Europe, effective October 1, 2021. In this role he will be responsible for driving Highcon’s sales and building the company’s business across the region.

Drytac has announced the appointment of Michael Morano as North American Sales Support Specialist, providing support to the region’s sales and customer service teams. In his new role, effective September 7th 2021, he will also coordinate initiatives between the North American sales and production teams.

Li Wen, who has been Business Director/GM responsible for Graphics North APAC since joining Avery Dennison in January 2019, has been appointed to the position of Senior Director and General Manager Graphics, in Label and Graphic Materials EMENA. He relocated on August 1st from Shanghai, China to Oegstgeest, Netherlands, reporting to Hassan Rmaile, VP & GM for Label and Graphic Materials EMENA.

The rapid growth at Josero continues as the team welcomes Nigel Briggs as Consumables Account Manager. Briggs officially takes up his new position on Monday September 6th. This latest appointment reflects the company’s growth strategy for the media, inks, and consumables side of the business, after the recent hire of Mitch Anstey as Consumables Sales Manager.

Simon Cosh, an inkjet specialist with more than 30 years’ experience in the print and graphic communications industry, has been appointed UK and Ireland Label Business Development Manager by Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies.

Agfa has appointed Mike Horsten as Global Business Manager for its InterioJet family of water-based inkjet printers for the flooring and furniture industries.

GMG Color has brought on board Russell Weller as UK Commercial Director to support the company’s position as the market leader in colour management. He will be working closely with GMG’s commercial teams and partners to deliver its best-in-class solutions to the multiple market segments served.

Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (‘Kongsberg PCS’) has confirmed the appointment of Wim Brunsting as Sales Director for its business across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd announces the appointment of Mike Faiers as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Mike will play a crucial role in strengthening Konica Minolta’s leading position in digital workplace technology, which includes areas such as data, analytics, and cloud-based services. Working with the company’s European and Global operations, Mike will ensure Konica Minolta’s best-in-class technologies and services are rapidly delivered to UK customers and partners.

Global Graphics Software, a leading developer of innovative technology for digital print, has appointed Peter Kushnieruk as manager of OEM sales for the Americas. He joins Paul Hagen to strengthen the US team as part of expansion plans for North and Latin America.

PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S., today announces the appointment of apparel industry veteran Josh Carruth to managing director, apparel community. In this role, Carruth is responsible for the growth and support of all apparel-related programs and membership initiatives at PRINTING United Alliance. Carruth will oversee the Apparel Zone, a working microfactory on the show floor at PRINTING United Expo, which takes place Oct. 6-8 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Leading graphics origination and flexographic plate manufacturer, Contact Originators, has announced the appointment of a new Technical Manager as the company seeks to expand.

Martin Lee has joined the team at wide-format equipment distributor Josero as Senior Support Engineer, in order to meet growing installation and support demands. Lee officially took up his new position on July 5th, closely following the appointments of Roger Sherratt, Business Development Manager, and Mitch Anstey, Josero’s new Consumables Sales Manager.

Beaver Paper Group, a leading manufacturer of sublimation media and sewn paper products is thrilled to announce the appointment of Johannes Diener as EMEA Sales Director.

Mutoh Europe nv, EMEA HQ of Mutoh Industries Co. Ltd, a leading Japan-based manufacturer of wide format printers, announces that Frank Schenk (52) has been appointed as General Manager Sales, EMEA, reporting to Mutoh Europe’s Managing Director Mitsuo Takatsu. Holding a degree in electrical engineering, Frank Schenk will head the sales & sales support teams of Mutoh Europe nv (Oostende, Belgium) and Mutoh Deutschland Gmbh (Düsseldorf, Germany).

Viktor Lazzeri started at Barbieri in 2011, initially working as Supply Chain Manager. Later he took the role of the VP of Product and Innovation and also managed the operations of Barbieri North America Inc. until year 2019.

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