RKW Group – Reinhold Franke joins board as new head of packaging

Reinhold Franke has been appointed to the RKW Executive Board and serves as head of the packaging division (Source, RKW)
GERMANY • The Supervisory Board of the RKW Group has appointed Reinhold Franke to the RKW Executive Board, effective beginning September 1, 2017. A graduate in business administration, Franke has decades of experience in the sales and marketing of plastic films and flexible packaging. He takes over the tasks of Board member Matthias Kaufmann, who left…

Siegwerk appoints new board member

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Dr Jan Breitkopf has joined the board of management in the position of president packaging EMEA (Source, Siegwerk)
GERMANY • After five years in various executive positions at Siegwerk, on 1 September, Dr Jan Breitkopf joined the board of management where he has taken over the position of president packaging EMEA from Hugo Noordhoek Hegt. Breitkopf will join the board of the packaging ink manufacturer to oversee the European, Middle East and African (EMEA)…

Flexprint – Tom Callinan named president of as company continues expanding

Flexprint has named Tom Callinan as new president of the company (Source, Flexprint)
USA • Having previously served as president of Strategy Development, an industry consulting firm, Callinan has held numerous senior management and executive roles at Fortune 500 companies including CFO/VP of Operations for a $335 million document technology business and president of a $1.4 billion business unit with 1,100 sales professionals and 6,800 employees.

Martin Automatic – Tekaxess appointed for sales and support in France

Martin Automatic’s sales manager for Southern Europe, Ed Pittman, with Gaetan de Charry of Tekaxess (Source: Martin Automatic)
USA • The manufacturer of splicing, rewinding, and tension control technology, has announced the appointment of Tekaxess for sales, parts and service support in France, with immediate effect. Led by general manager Gaëtan de Charry, who has 27 years of experience in the graphic arts industry, Tekaxess already offers sales, parts and service support to customers…

Pamarco – Allan Li in as new CEO

Allan Li will assume the role of new CEO of Pamarco (Source: Pamarco)
USA • The company’s current CEO, Terry Ford, publicized his retirement and succession strategy. Allan Li will assume overall responsibility for Pamarco, including all lines of business and functional groups within the company. Allan is a seasoned executive and has held various positions in private equity, investment banking, and management consulting. He comes to Pamarco after…

Doneck Ibérica – Alexis Mur in as technical sales director

Alexis Mur is now Doneck Ibérica’s technical sales director (Source, Doneck)
SPAIN • Doneck considers Mur to be an expert on the Spanish printing inks market. Since April 2017, he has also been managing sales activities in Spain and Portugal while supporting technical sales in France. By elevating Mur, management believes the Doneck Network has gained a specialist for water and solvent-based flexographic and gravure inks. With…

Matthews International – Gary Kohl appointed president of SGK Brand Solutions

Gary Kohl has been named president of SGK Brand Solutions (Source, SGK Brand Solutions)
USA • Currently serving as executive vice president, global business development at SGK and a member of the executive leadership team, as of late June Gary Kohl has been named president of SGK Brand Solutions business effective immediately. With experience in the digital and print communications industry, Kohl joined SGK in 2016 from RR Donnelley, where…