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Alon Bar-Shany to Leave HP Indigo

Press release from the issuing company

According to Israeli tech news site CTech, Alon Bar-Shany will leave HP Indigo after 25 years.

Alon Bar-Shany told HP Indigo employees today that he will be leaving the company. 

CTech also reported that Haim Levit will become General Manager of the HP Indigo business unit.

Said an HP spokesperson, “HP Inc. today announced that Haim Levit has been appointed as General Manager of HP Indigo. Haim brings more than 25 years of print leadership experience to the role, most recently leading worldwide go-to-market for HP’s Industrial Graphics organization. He succeeds Alon Bar-Shany, who has successfully led HP Indigo for more than 15 years. We are grateful to Alon for all he has done to make Indigo the market leader in digital printing and we will benefit from his many contributions to our business for years to come.”

About Haim Levit
Haim is an experienced leader in the printing industry. In his 25+ years with HP Indigo, and part of the Indigo community, he has successfully performed a wide spectrum of leadership roles ranging from Global Procurement Management, NA Supplies Business Management and NA Business Director, Vice President and General Manager for HP's Americas Indigo and PageWide Web Press, before assuming his current role leading WW GTM for the Graphics Industrial organization. Haim is married with three children. He currently resides in Boston, US, and will be relocating to Israel over the summer.

 

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By Andrew Tribute on Jun 10, 2020

Alon did a fantastic job in making HP Indigo the market leader that it is. He took over from Benny Landa, a difficult person to follow, and managed the transition into being an HP subsidiary, and under their ownership moved HP Indigo into its extremely significant position in a market where there is huge competition. Alon led the group who continued the progress of Indigo and expanded its product range to be the key player in all areas of the market it operated in. He also managed to maintain HP Indigo's Israel based position and did not disappear and come just a subsidiary of a USA based huge organisation. In fact it became the core digital printing business within HP. I always found Alon easy to work with and his approach made HP Indigo a very open organisation. I haven't met him now for eight years but I always appreciated his friendship and admired his skills in building the business.

 

By Jennifer Matt on Jun 10, 2020

Alon Bar-Shany departing HP Indigo is heartbreaking to me.

I don't even know him personally but I've been working with HP for years and I have loved the culture of the Indigo division - which emanated from him.

The highlight of Dscoop for me was always his carefully thought out and strategic views on the industry as a whole - ALWAYS told from the reference of his customers. I met him at an Indigo customer one morning in Atlanta, GA. He had come right from the airport via an overnight flight. I will never forget it because Alon Bar-Shany spent close to 35 mins LISTENING to the press operator that morning. The press operator. I didn't say talking to; I said listening to. This press operator had spent his entire career running a litho press and was now running an Indigo. Alon asks really probing questions about the transition and then really listened. I will miss his leadership because it not only impacted the HP Indigo division; it impacted the entire industry. You will be missed by a lot of people you don't even know Alon - thank you for being such a model of leadership for us all. I wish you well in whatever you choose to do next.

 

By Fadel Iskander on Jun 10, 2020

Well, at least he left trying to protect Indigo's greatest asset: The employees!!
I like that very much. How refreshing!! A man of principal.

I wonder who's getting him? Landa???

 

By David Allen on Jun 11, 2020

If you have followed Benny Landa and the Indigo story then you would realise just how big the hole was when he left.
However Alon achieved this with his own style, being hands on with customers and totally passionate about the Indigo product and the heritage of Israeli R&D and manufacture. So filling Alon's shoes is going to be a huge challenge, as the baton gets passed-on.

 

By Andrew Tribute on Jun 12, 2020

I would point out that I have followed the Indigo story for longer than almost everyone. I first consulted for Indigo in December 1992, and helped them in the product launch in 1993. I also consulted for them for many years after that. What people don't realise that the big hole was that the company was financially stretched before they were rescued by HP. Benny became an advisor to HP and Alon handled the transition of the company into HP Indigo and linked the finance and technologies of HP to the Indigo technologies to maintain and enhance the market leading position of the company.

 

By Fadel Iskander on Jun 12, 2020

So, Alon is too young to retire. Where will he go next?
Xerox?
Canon?
KM?
Ricoh?
Screen?
Other???

Start his own business together with all the laid-off Indigo employees?

 

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